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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.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

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photo courtesy of: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/CornedBeef%26Cabbage.JPG

This is a traditional stew that is usually served with potatoes and Irish soda bread.

 

Irish Beef Pies

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photo courtesy of: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Vegan_Meat_Pie_01_Pengo.jpg

Take all the ingredients of a beef stew and stick it in a puff pastry and call it delicious!

 

Irish Soda Bread

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photo courtesy of: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Irish_brown_soda_bread.JPG

Simple and easy to make, Irish Soda Bread is a favorite at every table but is a must on St. Patty’s Day!

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9 comments

  1. I really like how you featured Irish foods that are specifically made for St. Patrick’s Day but I would have loved a recipe or a link to one. That Irish Soda Bread looks delicious!  

  2. I like the anecdote of your childhood and it kind of makes me curious to try the corned beef dish because I’ve never had it before. I’d like to know what other traditional Irish dishes there are! 

  3. I really liked the stories you shared from your childhood, I can tell this piece was close to your heart. Unfortunately, I have never had any of the food that you mention, but next St. Patty’s day I will have to pay homage to my roots and try them! Good read!

  4. I like the background you give on the story and how you personalize it. The pictures are great and so are the descriptions. I’m pretty Irish too so maybe I’ll have to try some of the dishes!

  5. Oh! I miss corned beef and cabbage! I have some irish roots and man, do I love me some corned beed and cabbage! My family’s recipe for Irish soda bread is to die for.

  6. I think I’m secretly Irish because I love every single food item listed here haha.  My mom has always made all of this every St. patty’s Day, and I’ve always looked forward to it.  Thanks for making all of these a point of interest!

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