Some Great Recipes for St. Paddy's Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and it's time to plan for a great day of food and fun... and I'm here to help with the food part.

Did you know Corned Beef and Cabbage is not really a traditional St. Patrick's Day meal in Ireland??   So if you want a few other food ideas for celebrating the day... read on...

And besides what’s to say the whole meal will have to be “Irish” anyway.

This year St Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday.. a perfect excuse to  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.

Cocannon... a little twist on the recipe above... add potatoes and lots of butter... a delicious Irish mashed potato and cabbage side..

Frosted Irish Cream Brownies - all I can say is .. they are to die for!

Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse – so easy and so good!

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