Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy Saint Patricks Day to everyone. Even though I am half Irish, I'm not a big fan of the corn beef and cabbage dinner and will be having salmon instead. My Irish grandmother told me in Ireland they often have salmon for St Paddy's day so I'm happy to leave the cornbeef and cabbage in the dust. Other key items are Guinness, Irish Soda Bread (Bristol Farms) and for the kid in you, the elusive Shamrock Shake from McDonalds. Last year was the first Paddy day that I was unable to locate my favorite guilty pleasure, the Shamrock Shake. The McDonald's register person made me feel like I was trapped in the Chappelle's Show's Pop Copy Skit by backing away from his register,raising his arms out to his side as if I had challenged his manhood. After this negative response to a simple question, I sadly left the McDonalds. How could they let me down? I rely on this "restaurant" for 2 things, reliable sausage egg and cheese mcmuffins for breakfast 3 times a year and the Shamrock Shake. I'm happy to see this post today at the LAist. It looks like they are back and I will hunt for mine today.

Or perhaps I will make this recipe instead. It sounds even better.

2 cups Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
1/4 cup Low Fat Milk
1/2 York Peppermint Patty
1 Pack of York Wafer Bars
Reddi Whip
Chocolate Sprinkles
Green food coloring( optional)

In a blender combine milk, ice cream and a few drops of food coloring. Blend to desired consistency. Pour into malt glass and top with a swirl of whipped cream. Sprinkle with chocolates. Garnish with York patty and and wafer bars.

Show your support at Bring back the Shamrock Shake

And of course, wine just doesn't work today, Pour yourself a Guinness and enjoy your St Paddy's Day!


Anonymous said...

There's always the Garretson Wine Company, makers of "The Celeidh" Dry Rosé, "The Craic" Syrah, "The Aisling" Syrah, and other Gaelic-themed Rhône wines.

Anonymous said...

Who knew there was some sort of Shamrock Shake Zeitgeist going on? I mentioned it on Twitter and then a few minutes later saw your item on Google reader...LOL.

SB Wine Advocate said...

Hi Wineguy, I love Garretson Wine's Great recommendation.

Jill, Bring back the Shamrock Shake!

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