St. Patrick’s Day is this week, and I’m excited about it. It’s not one of my favorite holidays, but I’m looking forward to the food. I love corned beef, and it’s a staple for the day. The way it permeates the house is something truly intoxicating. I can never get enough of it during this time of year.
Our family makes corned beef, potatoes, carrots, and cabbage for dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. Sometimes my parents drink a pint of Guinness with the meal.
A Few Recipes To Try
Many people around the country will make traditional St. Patrick’s Day meals for the day, and others will be trying their hand at it for the first time. Here’s a list of some foods you can try making for the holiday:
Shepherd’s Pie – I don’t know many people who’ve never made this or had it. Our family makes it with cooked ground beef, onions, garlic, vegetables, and then mashed potatoes on top. It’s a casserole type of dish, and it’s pretty satisfying on a cooler day.
Irish soda bread – Here’s something I’ve always heard about but have never tried. Soda bread is a type of quick bread in which baking soda is used as a leavening agent instead of the traditional yeast. The ingredients of traditional soda bread are flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk.
Colcannon – If you’re like me, you’re probably scratching your head on what this is. After a quick Google search, this recipe can sum this up as mashed potatoes mixed with cooked cabbage.
Cabbage – As I said at the beginning of this blog, my family eats cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day, along with the delectable, corned beef. I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t eat cabbage on holiday. This delicious vegetable is so versatile and is a great accompaniment to the entire meal!
Irish stew – What sets Irish stew apart from your traditional beef stew? Adding Guinness to the recipe!
Even More Recipes For You To Try This St. Patrick’s Day
Beef and Guinness pies – I had heard of these, but I’ve never made them or even seen a picture of them until recently. The best way to describe these is if Irish stew and chicken pot pies made a baby. Sounds pretty delicious to me!
Irish nachos – I don’t know why I never thought of these! I’m a sucker for cheesy French fries or chile cheese fries (red or green…both are great!). This snacking treat is made with sliced potatoes instead of chips for the nachos.
Desserts – There’s plenty of fun desserts to make for the special day with the Irish theme. Irish apple cake, shamrock cupcakes, grasshopper bars, and coffee cake are just a few of the things you can make for St. Patrick’s Day. Just don’t forget the Irish crème or even the Irish coffee!
Hopefully, you and your family happily devour any of the delicious food listed above and will decide to make them again. If you need more ideas, go to this website: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/g981/st-patricks-day-food/.
How Will Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling Spend The Day?
How will the Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling team spend the day? We’ll be wearing green, not only because it’s the tradition, but also because it’s our company color. Not only that, but we’ll also be taking care of our customers during the day and enjoying our dinner in the evening. Make sure to wear your green and enjoy your traditions around the dining table as well!