Do you like Guinness? Do you love eating? Combine both of these by cooking some comfort foods with Guinness. Here's an example recipe:
Welsh Rearbit with Guinness
I was brought up in Wales and learned very early to make a Welsh Rareb, which essentially is a fancy form of cheese on toast (or grilled cheese without the top piece of toast). However, after searching the web I found a recipe for an Irish version of this delightful treat.
While it is similar to cheese on toast, it is far richer and has a more 'liquid' consistency. It is considered, in my opinion, a comfort food, and is a great and healthy snack for kids.
Here's the recipe:
2 tablespoons of butter (or margarine).
2 tablespoons of plain flour (used to thicken).
1 teaspoon of mustard (I use a mild French mustard, but you can use your own favorite).
1 teaspoon honey (not necessary for the recipe, but adds a dessert sweetness).
1/2 cup milk.
1/2 cup Guinness (if you do not have Guinness, any stout will do).
1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated (you can use your favorite cheese).
Salt and pepper.
Melt butter and slowly stir in flour, ensuring no lumps form.
Cook on a low heat until it turns slightly brown.
Remove pan from heat and slowly mix in the milk.
Return to heat and stir gently until the liquid thickens.
Add mustard, honey and Guinness.
Cook on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
Turn down the heat to low setting and add the cheese, gently stirring until melted.
Spread over toast and brown slightly under a grill