I’m going to a St. Patrick’s Day themed potluck tonight and didn’t want to make anything green, sort of on principle. I mean, I wasn’t going to make steamed spinach and cover it with blue food coloring or anything but I’d already planned to make truffles before I realized the food was supposed to be green and I didn’t want to change my plans.
My dad’s actually half-Irish but I’m not a big fan of St. Patrick’s Day. I have no doubt that it has some sort of actual meaning to someone out there but, for 99% of its celebrants, I suspect it’s just a reason to get drunk and I also feel like it’s sort of this weird holiday that celebrates whiteness (under the guise of “Irish-ness”) and I’m kind of uncomfortable with that. I’m sure there are like 12 zillion people out there who would vehemently disagree with me about this and get disproportionately worked up about it but eh. It’s not like I hate the holiday or I’m going to organize some protest against it, it’s more of a generalized indifference with a small side salad of scrunched-up-nose.
It’s worth noting that it’s different to me if you’re like FOR REAL Irish and you, like, feel this super strong connection to that heritage. I can totally get behind that. But I don’t think that’s what it’s about for most folks.
Oh, recipe, right.
8 oz. vegan cream cheese
2 c. powdered sugar
2 c. chocolate chips
p.s. In case, like me, you didn’t actually know what St. Patrick’s Day is about, it’s apparently just celebrating some dude who converted all of Ireland’s “native pagans” to Christianity. Uh, sweet. Pass the green beer.