Okay, so I'm posting at midnight, so St. Patrick's Day is technically over. But I haven't gone to bed yet, so as far as I'm concerned, it's still March 17th. See, even my puppy Datsun is sporting a green bandana:
My friend/co-worker Shara, her pal Chris, and I went out for drinks at a sushi bar tonight (yea, yea, not very Irish, but whatever). But I dined on this traditional meal beforehand – Corned "Beef" and Cabbage with Baked "Chips":
The cabbage recipe came from Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen, but I used a chopped-up veggie burger in place of vegan beef. It's what I had on hand and it worked quite well. This stuff is lightly covered in a red wine-based gravy that is delish!
On the side, I made homemade baked French fries (or "chips" as the Irish like to call them). I doused them in vinegar, a trick I learned from a local Irish pub owner. Then I dipped them in ketchup (not pictured). So, so good. And perfect munchie food for my mandatory American Idol viewing.
On that note, who's watching American Idol this season? We have TWO Memphis girls — Alexis Grace and Lil' Rounds — in the Top 11! And Adam Lambert (the cute Pete Wentz-looking guy) is pretty stellar too.