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Friday Feast | Celebrate Beltaine with Irish Rarebit

Welcome May Day! Sunshine, (well, in some places of the world), new life, laughter, and dancing. The night before is called Beltaine Eve in the Celtic world. It is said that on this night the faeries ride out into the world from their deep dwellings within the land. A magical time filled with great joy. May Day or Beltaine also marks the beginning of summer as well. Celebrations are held outdoors and no work is to be done.

If possible, get out in nature today. I know times are difficult for so many, yet let this first day of May bring a smile to your face and peace within your heart.

I'm sharing one of my favorites: Irish Rarebit! It's super easy and great with a mixed green salad.




3 tablespoons of your favorite Irish stout

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon ground mustard (powdered)

Dash of cayenne pepper

1 egg, beaten

2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated

4 slices thick sourdough bread

Smoked paprika

2 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled

Combine the Irish stout, Worcestershire sauce, mustards, and cayenne pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer for approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the egg and cheese, a little at a time. Mixture will be thick.

Toast the bread slices, lightly. Spoon and spread mixture over bread. Sprinkle with paprika and place under the broiler until the cheese is bubbling.

Serve with crumbled bacon on top.

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