Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Saint Patrick's Day and Parks and Recreation

Look at me I am a blogger patting myself on the back for finally posting a holiday recipe before the actual holiday.  Now look away.  Now look back at me as I post.  Took me long enough don't you think?  Punctuality has always been an issue for my kind.

Did I tell you about my latest light bulb going off in head moment?  I finally discovered the secret to weight loss.  I don't know why it hasn't been realized before!  It is all about goals and aiming for those goals until you achieve them.  Here it is folks....drum roll...

Super glue your skinniest pants onto your body.  They will be so uncomfortable that you will not want to eat and eventually your body will conform to their shape. 
Brilliant right?  I have a meeting next week to pitch the idea to the Biggest Loser reality show.  I see big things in my future, quite literally.

Speaking of "literally"  do you watch the show "Parks and Rec."?  I was recently converted to the show by some friends of mine and am now hooked.  All the characters are so ridiculously awesome you just can't help but laugh and keep watching.  One of the characters, Chris, is a hyper active, super healthy, yoga zen man who loves to say "literally" is great.

Chris: I'm engrossed in this book. It's the true story of a woman born with no arms and no legs who attempted to swim the English Channel.
April: That's impossible.
Chris: Oh she drowned immediately. It's kind of a sad story.
April: Cool.

Chris: And then my herbalist took this weird bee pollen paste, rubbed it around my gums, and now my mouth feels like a spaceship.

Andy: If you re-arrange the letters of Peru, you get Europe.

You should watch the show they have some really great moments, and it always makes me laugh.  Just ask my sister.  I was lying on my bed watching Parks and Rec with headphones on while she was lying on her bed watching Downton Abbey (the episode where lots of people die), and she said it was really emotionally confusing to watch when I was laughing so hard across the room and she wanted to cry. : )

Okay onto the Saint Patrick's day recipes.  Now I know this is kind of  cheating because they are just reposts, but really this is honestly what I will be making this year since I love these recipes so much.  It is hard to keep searching for perfection when I already found it...maybe I should start looking for humility instead. : )

First of all make this IRISH SODA BREAD.  Yum.  A piece toasted and slathered with butter is life altering.

Then make this chocolate Guinness cake from Nigella Lawson.  Simple to make, but with complex  flavors it is pure goodness!

Super glue yourself into some skinny jeans, make these amazing Saint Patrick's day treats to enjoy with some corned beef and cabbage, watch Parks and Recreation and thank me later.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Eat your heart out,



  1. I am so glad you posted this guiness cake and soda bread! I was wondering just what to make, and as always, you provide the answers!

  2. Glad I could help! Love Saint Patrick's Day!