St. Patrick’s Day is next weekend, are you having a “luck of the Irish” party in your apartment in Lexington Park, MD? If so, your St. Patrick’s Day menu needs to embrace the Irish and be easy so you can entertain and enjoy. Since St. Patrick’s Day is just a great excuse to have a party, and the Irish know how to celebrate, here is a great appetizer idea. Best yet, you get to cook it in a slow cooker which gives you more time to get ready to party!
First go out and get the (green) beer, green beads and some fun leprechaun hats. Download some Irish music, and grab some gold foil covered chocolate coins to toss around your apartment home. What’s on the menu? Here is an idea.
Paddy's Reuben Dip
4 packages (2 ounces each) thinly sliced deli corned beef, finely chopped
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1 can (8 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
Rye bread or crackers
In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours or until cheese is melted; stir until blended. Serve warm with bread or crackers. Yield: about 4 cups.
For an extra fun Irish touch, use a shamrock cookie cutter and cut shamrocks shapes out of bread. Lightly brush with olive oil and broil lightly for Shamrock shaped toast points to serve with this delicious dip.
Recipe and Photo - Taste of Home