Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This Baileys milkshake is the perfect adult treat to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

I’m sharing one more Irish-themed dessert with this Baileys milkshake. We’ve had a crazy heatwave in San Diego these past few days, with temperatures reaching the 90’s. This milkshake really hit the spot.

Did you know Baileys is spelled without an apostrophe? It’s something I learned only last summer but keep forgetting. It just seems so weird without it, especially with the R.A. Bailey’s signature on the bottles (which is a completely fictional name!). Well if you didn’t already know those two tidbits, hopefully you learned something new by reading this today.

We’re halfway through Lent, so it’s time for me to do my annual fish and seafood fast food round up.

We haven’t tried as many places as I wanted to this year. For some reason, a lot of the places we tried to visit were closed. We encountered everything from renovations to closed early because of kitchen issues. But here is what we have consumed:

Carl’s Jr Redhook Beer Battered Cod Fish Sandwich ($3.69)

Instead of the charbroiled fish sandwich from last year, this year Carl’s Jr is offering a beer battered cod fish sandwich. It’s also available as a taco. I liked the previous charbroiled fish sandwich and I also like this new offering. The beer batter produces a thicker crispier batter. I thought the fish fillet was a decent size as well. I do wish they would upgrade the iceberg lettuce though.

Quizno’s Lobster & Seafood Ciabatta ($7.49)

Every year Quizno’s brings back it’s lobster and seafood offering. It can be put into a sub sandwich, salad, or with macaroni and cheese. This year they also offered it as ciabatta sandwich.

This easy Shamrock shake is only 5 ingredients and about half the calories of the McDonald’s version.

Mr. K and I used to have a tradition of getting a Shamrock shake every year from McDonald’s during this time of year. Then one year, I decided to make it myself, and we’ve been doing that ever since. A 12 oz Shamrock shake at McDonald’s is 530 calories and contains a lot of unnecessary ingredients in its Shamrock syrup. This 12 oz serving is about 264 calories (the calorie count will vary slightly depending on the ice cream brand and whipped topping brand) with only a handful of ingredients.

You can make it even healthier if you reduce the ice cream and increase the milk, but we like our shakes on the thicker side.