Just because St. Patrick’s Day falls midweek doesn’t mean you can’t cook up something to celebrate, even if you have a busy schedule.
Instead of slow-cooking corned beef, pick up sliced corned beef and Swiss cheese from the deli and make these quick grilled Reuben sandwiches with Swiss chard, a pleasant change from the usual sauerkraut. The oven-fried potato chips, developed in The Times Test Kitchen by Mayi Brady, can be made in a snap if you have a mandoline or food processor.
End the meal with traditional Irish coffee or coffee with Baileys Irish Creme. Top either with a spoon of lightly whipped cream and drizzle a bit of creme de menthe on top for that touch of green.