Holiday Special – Saint Paddy’s Day Celebration

shamrocksSaint Paddy’s Day is tomorrow! Will you be bringing friends and family together for an evening of good food and tall tales of leprechauns and pots of gold? Throw on your favorite green sweater, stock up on Bushmills and Guinness and practice your toasts. It’s time to celebrate!

While corned beef and cabbage may be the go-to Saint Patrick’s Day dinner in North America, you won’t find it on too may Irish tables. Irish-American yes, Irish-Irish no. So here’s what I’m thinking …

Think greens to start! A fresh green salad that is! Crunchy Salad with Apples & Grapes or Mixed Greens with Gorgonzola & Walnuts sound pretty good!

The Main Event: It’s personal I know but, boiled and dinner just doesn’t do it for me. My Guinness Braised Lamb Shanks or Beer Braised Beef & Onions are perfect for Saint Paddy’s Day. Serve either with Roasted Carrots and Pearl Onions or Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Pearl Onions with Bacon & Walnuts and Smashed Spuds.

Something Sweet: How about a lovely little cupcake!?! Try my Death by Chocolate Cupcakes. To make them very special, top them with a green frosting! Add a few drops of food coloring to my White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting and enjoy!

May you be forty years in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead. Sláinte and bon appétit!

How will you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button. You’ll get an email asking you to confirm your subscription … confirm and you will automatically receive a new story and recipe every week.

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© Susan W. Nye, 2014

3 thoughts on “Holiday Special – Saint Paddy’s Day Celebration

  1. Hi Susan, The roasted vegetables sounds delicious. I do not eat meat so I am always in search of vegetable recipes. I agree that that roasted is much better than boiling. Have a wonderful day.

    Mary from NH


  2. I won’t be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year. I forgot all about it until yesterday. Shame on me because my mother was big on celebrating St. Patty’s Day when I was growing up. So many traditions have been lost through out the years in my home for various reasons. I do not even a green piece of clothing. I hope to be able to remember next year. Thanks for sharing alll of your wonderful recipes. 🙂

    Mary from NH


    • Mary – Thank you for stopping by. Although I did wear green yesterday, I actually celebrated on Sunday. A good friend with ots in Ireland cooked corned beef for us and I roasted carrots, parsnips, brussels sprouts and onions. Much better than boiling everything together in one big pot. Stay warm and take care – S.


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