St. Patrick’s Feast

We chose to celebrate St. Pat’s tonight while we could get the entire family together. The menu was a typical Irish meal minus the cabbage, not a big fan and didn’t really want to stink up the house. I’m sorry Irish people this gal avoids boiled cabbage whenever possible. We dined on Corned Beef from Trader Joe’s which was out of this world delicious (hormone and antibiotic free!), carrots, Colcannon (cabbage again a no show), and Irish Soda Bread. For dessert we had Apple Pie. I don’t think it’s particularly Irish but I did use green apples (Granny Smith.) I found my entire menu from this year just to keep my life simple and we enjoyed everything. One thing I did change due to an error I made last year in making it and liking the results much better is that I leave the baking soda out of the Irish Soda Bread, a sacrilege of which I must repent, but to tell the truth I like the texture and taste much better with out it. Once again, I’m sorry Irish people.

Here is the kicker. I read about the Guinness Milkshakes on and we went ahead and tried them and we likey very much. A malty, chocolaty taste with a little punch at the end. So you still have time to get some Guinness and chocolate ice cream, put equal amounts of each in a blender, zingo, pour, and drink up. Cheers.

A friendly reminder: Don’t drink and drive, keep the Irish luck alive!


  1. 12th Man Training Table
    Posted March 16, 2010 at 8:56 AM | Permalink

    Great compilation! Looks like you had a great time.

  2. Maire
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 11:22 PM | Permalink

    A more traditional Irish dinner for St. Patrick's would be a salmon dinner. The corned beef and cabbage only came about when immigrants to America couldn't afford anything else. Do you have any recipe suggestions for salmon?

  3. Robin Sue
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 8:11 AM | Permalink

    Maire- Yes my Irish friend and I chuckle over this, she does say that salmon is really the traditioanl meal and in America we eat corned beef and cabbage. For salmon I like this recipe…


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