Last year, Ian and I went all. out. for St. Patty's. Green shirts, eating and drinking all day, hanging out at the pub and wishing that I could dance like those girls with the super curly hair....
This year, not so much. I didn't even wear green. Or drink any Guinness. FAIL! My crazy day consisted of church, Walmart, and then was spent curled up on the couch with a cup of tea, browsing my cookbooks for some inspiration, and old episodes of Undercover Boss.
Here's my question. On a cold Sunday afternoon when all I felt like doing was the above mentioned activity, why did I still feel the need to aimlessly peruse Facebook and Instagram and feel lame for not wanting to be out drinking green beer? What is wrong with not feeling like I want to go out all the time? I think that when I just want to chill in my yoga pants and flannel I need to ban myself from all technology so I don't feel bad about wanting to do so. Anyone with me?
So in order to not be a complete St Patrick's Day failure, I made beer bread. I LOVE me some beer bread, and this recipe from Casual Kitchen did not disappoint. Ian and I were so excited to dig in that I simply didn't have time to dig out my nice camera. Instead, you get a lovely filtered Instagram version of the delicious creation. Now, tell me that the people out at the bars weren't having serious FOMO on Brenda's Beer Bread when they were perusing their phones. Yeah, that's what I thought.
recipe from Casual Kitchen
3 cups flour
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 12-ounce can of beer (I used Yuengling!)
1) Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
2) Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add beer, and stir until batter is moistened and well-mixed.
3) Spread the batter evenly in a greased 8" or 9" loaf pan. I sprinkled oats on top!
4) Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown.
5) Let pan cool for 10-15 minutes, then remove bread from pan and let cool for another 10-15 minutes. Serve warm.
Did anyone else choose to spend their weekend in a very non-festive way like we did?