Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patricks Day

Happy St. Patties Day everyone. Time to go GREEN! St. Patrick's Day has long adopted the color green for this Holiday and the popularity of everything being green even goes as far as the foods we eat on this day and the drinks we drink on this day as well. The most popular drink is Green Beer for the adults and green coolaid for the kids.


  • 16 ounces golden irish lager beer
  • 3-6 drops green food coloring
  • Directions

    1. In a chilled pint size glass pour beer add food coloring and mix inches Enjoy!
    2. "SlĂ inte!" (pronounced "slawn-cha")
    3. As the Irish would say. The traditional toast is the Irish equivalent of cheers and means "good health" in Gaelic.
    Corned Beef and Cabbage is the most common meal eaten in the United States for St. Patrick's Day, even though historically, corned beef and cabbage is an American (rather than a traditionally Irish) meal and I have to say I love corned beef and cabbage!

    In the United States, many people have also made the holiday a celebration of the color green. These people, besides wearing green on that day, may also stage dinner parties featuring all green foods. Heres some examples for you.

    • Corned Beef & Cabbage with a few drops of green food coloring added.
    • Green jello fruit salad.
    • Baked Broccoli casserole.
    • Green Beans.
    • Irish Stew with a few drops of green food coloring added.
    • the list goes on and on ..................................................

    Irish Brown Soda Bread
    Now, do you need some bread to serve with your St. Patties Day meal? This turn-of-the-century traditional Irish bread uses baking soda instead of yeast for a foolproof recipe perfect for St. Paddie's Day. Rolled oats and sweet buttermilk enhance the flavors of this rustic bread. Go to our St. Patricks Day page for the recipe.

    Don't Forget about the Irish Coffee! You can also find this recipe on our St. Patrick page.


    Anonymous said...

    We always eat everything green on StPatties. My wife makes green peas with green creamed potatoes and mixes them together. We eat it with green bread but the meat is never green. Mark

    Anonymous said...

    I always bake a green pistachio cake. Joyce Myers

    Gone-ta-pott said...


    1 white or yellow cake mix
    3 eggs
    1 c. club soda
    1 c. oil
    1/2 c. walnuts / pistachio nuts
    1 pkg. instant pistachio pudding

    Mix together. Grease cake pan, 13 x 9 inch. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.


    Whip together 1 package instant pistachio pudding and 1 cup milk. Fold in 1 Cool Whip. Frost!

    Anonymous said...

    Happy St. Patties Day! We always eat green all week long. I bake green cookies with green icing and green m&ms. I bake enough to share with the neighbors and take to church. I love food blogs! Sandy

    Anonymous said...

    We went to a pub and had green beer. It didn't taste any different but it was fun. MayMay in Miami

    Anonymous said...

    We had a all green food party for St. Patricks Day. Our menu was this:

    Chicken cubes with green cream sauce.
    green cream potatoes
    rolls with green butter

    For dessert we had green jello and whip cream. Green sprinkles on top.

    Your blog is great, April in Colorado


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