I went through the archives and found a few recipes you may want to consider for your menu on St. Patrick’s Day. I did some research on the subject of St. Patrick’s Day I found out that Corned Beef and Cabbage dinners are not traditional in Ireland… which was a surprise… the articles went on to talk about other foods more common in Ireland…. which was really okay with me.
Don’t get me wrong I like Corned Beef and Cabbage… just not a lot. I’m not crazy about boiled plain potatoes either unless they’re drowned in butter… (channeling Paula Deen now).
Need a few ideas that might be an alternative to the standard Corned Beef and Cabbage?… and what’s to say the whole meal will have to be “Irish” anyway.
This year St Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday.. so why not make it a family affair.. have a green celebration!
So here are some ideas to get you started…
Potatoes O'Brien - a great start to a big breakfast.. served with eggs and toast.. a hearty way to start the day!
Cream of Cabbage Soup- a delicious addition to any meal
Irish Soda Bread – wonderful with a meal… sliced and toasted with butter for breakfast … or even a snack… an easy fool-proof recipe
Irish Beef Hand Pies - These Irish Beef Hand Pies are nifty little beefy pastries that are a terrific for a lunch or light super… traditional pub food. A great idea for serving while watching the big game.
Shepherd’s Pie- always a great meal.. a perfect dish to go with that Irish Soda Bread
Reuben Sandwich - for those of you like me… who really like Corned Beef.. and don’t want the whole Corned Beef and Cabbage meal….maybe make it a sandwich (photo by Sargento..the cheese people.. best cheese you can get for a sandwich)
Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Onions – a whole lot tastier than just boiled cabbage.
Frosted Irish Cream Brownies - all I can say is .. they are to die for
Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse – so easy and so good!