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St. Patrick’s Day Foods

Hello! With St. Patrick’s Day only a couple of days away, I’m sharing a few food ideas.

Listen, we take St. Patrick’s Day very seriously…I’m only like 2% Irish, but I can drink green beer with the best of them! #college

Seriously, I grew up knowing about my Irish and German heritage, but I finally took an Ancestry DNA test only a couple of years ago only to find out that I don’t have much Irish blood!

That being said, I still look forward to the traditional corned beef, cabbage, and Irish soda bread meal that I always grew up enjoying.

Breakfast:

Last year, I made the kids some green pancakes and sprinkled some Lucky Charms marshmallows on top with the syrup. I plan on doing the same this year as well.

Dinner:

I shared about our traditional meal last year, so make sure to check out that post again. I always use two slow cookers to cook two corned beefs because my brother’s family always comes over for dinner too. The Irish soda bread is probably my favorite part! It feels like it’s going to be a lot of work, but really it’s not…and it’s so worth it anyway.

Dessert:

Amy shared some fun St. Patrick’s Day ideas, and I loved the lime sherbet and Ginger Ale idea. I think the kids will love it, so I’m going serve that as an after dinner treat.

This year, I think I’m going to make the traditional feast on Saturday. We’re too busy on Thursday, and I’d rather choose a day where I know we can sit and enjoy the meal.

Go Green:

I guess it’s another thing they’ve kind of outgrown, but I always loved dressing the kids up in green (so they don’t get pinched, of course!)

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Do you have any St. Patrick’s Day traditions?

May your troubles be less and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.” ~Irish blessing

Take care,

8 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day Foods

  1. Love this! That’s a good idea to wait til Saturday. I’ve been thinking of how I will pull this off for Thursday but I can just do a different day. Tom was disappointed in the corned beef and cabbage at the restaurant we went to recently and I know he would love this!

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      1. Alright – it’s a done deal. Ingredients are ordered and I’m gonna try to set it to cook Thursday morning, but Saturday or Sunday will be my back up. How was it to be un-masked? I think I am going to make that punch for my Spanish Honor induction.

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      2. Yay! I hope you like it. Many years, I put it all in before school and just ate when we got home. Since my brothers family always comes over, I just thought Saturday may be easier. It was so great to be unmasked although I kept feeling like I should put it on. Both my kids took one “just in case” which made me sad. I know hadley felt weird at first, but I think as the day went on, it felt normal to be maskless.

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      3. I think I made it last year because I still have a jar of Mr. Mustard in my fridge. You need it? Your brother would be shocked if you had it this year! Lol!
        I have a lot of kids still wearing masks – I honestly think mainly for the political statement. Why did it have to become a political statement?

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  2. I love your family dinner tradition- sounds awesome! We are not Irish and really don’t have any traditions outside of the girls maybe wearing something green that day to school and I got out to dinner with some best friends because it happens to fall around St Paddy’s Day- ha! 🙂

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