weeknight ingredients gochuchang

weeknight ingredients   gochuchang

I don't think it's any secret that I adore Korean food.  Growing up, we spent time traveling to Korea.  My parents are just as into good food and good ingredients as I am, so we spent a lot of time as a child eating our way through trips.  In Korea there was a barbecue place that served traditional Korean barbecue.  Usually they served us real coke in a bottle with the meal, but you could also ask for pineapple juice and it was delicious.  

weeknight party girl | march madness punch

weeknight cocktail | lucky martini

Have you ever had a delicious green drink?  Yeah, me either.  That is, until I discovered that if you muddle basil leaves then shake them with gin, they create the perfect green martini.  I added edible gold stars as my nod to the little leprechaun in all of us!

We are hosting a fun little party for our friends - including some actual Irish people - this St. Patrick's Day and I can't wait to serve these potent green drinks to the gang!

weeknight dinner | reuben sandwich

St. Patrick's Day falling on a weeknight seriously cramps a lot of our dreams of Corned Beef and Cabbage.  If you are like me and you're at work all day leading up to dinner - and it's a Friday which means things are trying to get wrapped up for the weekend so it's just a little more chaotic.  

Enter the Reuben sandwich.  It's the perfect solution.  You get a little Corned Beef, a little sauerkraut and you can feel a little Irish - in about 10 minutes.  

Or, if you are brining and boiling your own Corned Beef (full confession, I am - we're hosting a party for a group and I'm cooking up my own Corned Beef!) then this is perfect for Saturday lunch.  Or Sunday lunch.  Or pack one up for Monday morning at work.  After all, #nosaddesklunch

weeknight cocktail | irish cocoa

In the event it's been snowing at your house - of just as cold as it is here in Seattle, then a little 'warm-up' is totally called for.  Whether you decide to spike it or not, this is still a really delicious cocoa and it doesn't take a lot longer to make it from scratch than it does to use the little powdery packet - but it sure tastes a heck of a lot better!