Oh Saint Patty’s Day. It is fitting that the color for your day is green because you have been my Kryptonite through most of my adult life. Is it something in the dye for the beer that makes people go crazy? Is there a study out on that? If there isn’t, we should definitely look into it. Another thing to look into, whatever Pavlovian dog Jedi mind trick happens to people when faced with free plastic strand of beads.
I would be very interested to know where all this comes from.
I could go into great detail about the problems I have gotten myself into on Saint Patrick’s Day through my college and late 20’s, but I have kids now and I really don’t want them to read this one day. Believe you me, they will know them at some point in their lives when they serve as cautionary tales. But, they don’t need to know them now.
Neither do you, really.
I will say that something about this day makes me turn into a baby. Maybe more like a toddler. At some point there is crying, words become hard to form (and likewise hard to understand), temper tantrums, running away, hiding, and then to be nonsensically happy after all that. A toddler rollercoaster of emotions all in one day.
The above reasons are why I no longer partake in this holiday. Well, that and kids…and hangovers. Plus, I no longer have the energy to even think about a little thing from our college days called kegs and eggs. It’s not brunch people. Brunch is classy and fancy and starts at 11. This is like 8am, nasty liquid eggs, and green beer. Nope. Glad to be rid of the holiday.
The most I did last year was make these green pancakes for Andy.
This year, hummus!
Creamy and rich avocado hummus is the perfect compliment to this spicy and fresh jalapeño pesto-like topping. I tried to mimic the amazing hummus from Sabra by placing a little dollop of the jalapeño pesto all around the top so you can take as much or as little of the spice as you want. I also went above and beyond and made my own pita bread. You do not need to do that. However, if you want to, let me know. I have a great doughy recipe I can share.
If you do still celebrate and imbibe on this day, please don’t end up like a toddler. Make sure you eat a lot of this hummus and pita to balance out all the green beer. Yep, that will definitely save you on Friday!
Recipe for Avocado Hummus from How Sweet It Is