I have to say, St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. To me, it symbolizes the start of Spring and I get super excited because of my Irish heritage. I love to learn about what my Irish ancestors went through in Ireland and in America. It gives me great appreciation for them as my family and the sacrifices they made as well as the hardships they endured and continue to endure. St. Patrick’s day is more to me than just a day to wear green to avoid being pinched or the ever famous Green Beer. It is a day to reflect.
I love the traditional corned beef and cabbage, although the cabbage part took me until I was an adult to fully enjoy. My mother used to make us kids coleslaw to get us to eat the cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day and to this day, I still make both cooked cabbage and coleslaw for the holiday.
I remember my Grandma making pasties in the kitchen around this time of year as well. Although pasties are traditionally not an Irish food, (they are actually Cornish), when you grow up with Butte, Montana Grand-folks, they become a huge tradition.
I hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some wonderful recipes to get your day off with a wee bit O’ Irish.
15 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
- Corned Beef & Cabbage in a Pressure Cooker / Premeditated Leftovers
- Spotted Dog or Railway Cake / Amanda’s Cookin’
- St. Patrick’s Day Snack Mix / A Mom’s Take
- Irish Beef Stew / Andrea Meyers
- Irish Soda Bread / Premeditated Leftovers
- Corned Beef Canapes / Around My Family Table
- No-Bake Bailey’s Irish Cream Cookies / Life, Love & Sugar
- Mini Shepard’s Pie Muffin Tins / Thrifty Jinxy
- Roasted Cabbage with Lemon / Kalyn’s Kitchen
- Irish Cream Pound Cake / Andrea Meyers
- Corned Beef & Cabbage Turnovers / The Recipe Girl
- Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels / Home Cooking Memories
- Pot of Gold Irish Potato Soup / Home is Where the Boat is
- Green Candied Popcorn / Find Your Happiness
- Lucky Charms Ice Cream / We Are Not Martha
- Irish Pub Pasties / Living Well, Spending Less
Do you have any plans or special traditions for St. Patrick’s Day?