Monday, March 16, 2009
Tempting Traditions begin with St. Patrick's Day
I've been on a health kick lately, trying to destress and burn some calories at the same time. It's been a good month since the Valentine's candy, yet another cycle of traditional foods follows, starting with St. Patrick's Day. I did buy a corned beef and will have our traditional dinner, but I am not making the Irish Soda Bread to go with it. I blogged a delicious recipe last year HERE. It's an easy version, and, in moderation, it isn't bad for you. It's just that my husband and I would eat the whole thing...with butter.
The same goes for my Mom's Easter Bread. The recipe makes a LOT. I always say we'll freeze some, but it's so delicious plain or toasted....with butter of course. Here's the recipe that I blogged last year. I highly recommend trying it. I love anise and this has anise seed and flavoring. I used to pick out the raisins, but now they are just delectable. So, find the Easter Bread recipe HERE, if you dare.
I think I can handle foregoing the breads this year. It will be a tradition that I can put off until some other year. But the Easter cheesecake, which the family is counting on and it wouldn't be Easter without the regular, no low fat anything recipe....I'm not so sure. I can say no, if you want cheesecake, you'll have to make one. I don't know if I can, especially since my kids love it too. So, I may keep the cheesecake tradition, for now, and just have a sliver with lots of berries. For the classic recipe that we've made for years, visit my previous post HERE. (Yes, mine cracked that time...oh well.)
Happy St. Patty's Day and if you have any food traditions, I'd love to hear them!