Ah, St. Patrick's Day.
A day when a pinch is looming to those without green attire.
A day when sipping a pint of green beer at 7 a.m. is acceptable.
A day when the whole world adopts Irish traditions.
The celebration of St. Patrick's Day is full of endless shenanigans. Between festive parades, dying rivers green and wearing t-shirts that say, "Kiss Me I'm Irish," it's enough to turn the non-Irish into full-on Irish.
Now, you can't celebrate a holiday without discussing food. I am sucker for traditional Irish cuisine: corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, black pudding, and anything cooked with stout beer, of course. So, being that I'm 1/200th Irish, I thought throwing a new dish into the Irish melting pot would be a fun way to celebrate this grand holiday.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But on the morning of St. Paddy's Day, you have to celebrate in grand style. Which is why my french toast stuffed with chocolate ganache and drizzled with cola stout syrup will get you dancin’ an Irish jig. If this doesn't bring a little Irish magic to your day, then I'll pass you a green beer to wash it down.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
About the Author
Lauren Grier is the author behind the Climbing Grier Mountain (CGM). CGM is all about embracing curiosity. She thinks of her kitchen as a playground full of endless opportunities to make dishes that reflect life's experiences and shenanigans. Her recipes are fresh, flavorful and adventurous.
Lauren is one of our food bloggers for The Opener, an exclusive, invite-only contributor network that will bring the best food, culture, and innovation writing to the pages of Coca-Cola Journey.