The correct answer would be “And the rest of the day to yourself.” This quote has been engraved in my head ever since I was a little girl. My Grandma was 100% Irish which makes me some percentage that I’m not really sure about, but never the less, I was raised very Irish. When I was younger, my mom would put corned beef and cabbage in the crock pot on the morning of St. Patrick’s day and I would come home from school and I would shake my head at the smell and refuse to eat more than a couple of bites. My family’s traditions have evolved from not just that beautiful meal to now bar crawls and green beer but we always reflect on St. Patty’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration that occurs on March 17, which is the death date off the Patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. This began as a religious feast for St. Patrick himself, but now it has evolved into a culture of parades and dancing.
Irish food is delicious and hearty but there are specific meals that are sacred during St. Patty’s day.
This is a traditional stew that is usually served with potatoes and Irish soda bread.
Irish Beef Pies
Take all the ingredients of a beef stew and stick it in a puff pastry and call it delicious!
Irish Soda Bread
Simple and easy to make, Irish Soda Bread is a favorite at every table but is a must on St. Patty’s Day!