Saint Patrick’s Day is coming soon and I always look forward to it. My husband and I both have Irish ancestors. We really love many of the delicious dishes that have Irish roots and love to make them on Saint Patricks Day.
Irish Soda Bread This easy to make bread doesn’t require yeast, but gets it’s ability to rise from baking soda. Baking soda came to Ireland in the 1800’s and this bread became popular during the Potato Famine. By-the-way, it’s delicious.
Corned Beef Hash Hash is a wonderful dish to create with leftovers, and corned beef hash is delicious! It’s easy to make in your skillet.
Southern Fried Cabbage With Sausage Here’s another great skillet dish. It has a southern twist to great Irish menu items of Cabbage and Sausage. Yum!
Irish Apple Cake This Apple Cake is made with simple ingredients and traditionally cooked in an iron skillet.
Corned Beef and Cabbage This is most commonly eaten dish on Saint Patrick’s Day. Beef brisket and cabbage are the main ingredients.
Colcannon Recipes for Colcannon included Mashed Potatoes with cabbage or Kale. What a scrumptious side dish!
Irish Potato Cakes Another wonderful menu item made with leftovers. The main ingredient is of course, mashed potatoes.
Strawberry and Apple Crumble An Apple Crumble might be an Irish staple for dessert, but why not add Strawberries to give it even more flavor.
Green Velvet Silver Dollar Pancakes This one doesn’t have an Irish history, but is so much fun for kids! Make a stack of wonderful pancakes for the holiday with green coloring.
Green Peppermint Shakes We all love Peppermint Milkshakes, so why not add a little Irish Green to make them even more festive.
Leprechaun Chow Here’s another fun snack for kids (and everyone). This snack mix didn’t originate in Ireland, but is amazing to eat on Saint Patrick’s Day.
Andes Mint Chocolate Layer Cake How about a rich chocolate cake with Andes Mint frosting layered between? Using green color will only dress it up even more for your festive end to the meal.
Saint Patrick’s Day is a lovely day and can be a blast for families. Enjoy mealtime on this day to discuss Ireland: it’s history and culture. I never passed up a holiday to learn a little something. I guess the homeschool-mom in me just couldn’t help myself.
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