Simple St. Patrick’s Recipes & Cocktails

Hard to believe St. Patrick’s Day is just a little over a week+ away..these days a months month are flying by. It is starting to feel like spring here  and waiting for the trees to start budding and some of the early bloomers popping up.  That makes me so happy . Since my Move and Downsizing I still can’t get into the groove of decorating for Holiday.  I am focusing on the Major holidays.. so a little bit of St. Patrick’s Day has been done, (full transparency) but not very much.  I am still going through all of the decor items that I have accumulated in years past.  I’ll be sharing my wish list for St. Patrick’s Day Decor items.  But that’s not all…

Irish Themed Decor + Items

To view the item individually just tap on the image and it will take you to the product.

Now we move onto my favorite part…. FOOD. The recipes provided are quick and simple, but OH So DELICIOUS .

You can begin with a cocktail or a coffee while dinner is cooking.

No Irish meal would be complete without bread so you also have a recipe for Irish soda bread. It has been eaten with dinner, by itself or breakfast whatever your pleasure it’s delicious heated up with a lot of butter. My favorite yummy.

☘️ A Wee Little Food History from Ireland ☘️

In a time long long ago in Ireland, beef was a meat reserved for the wealthy and most of it was exported to England.

The Great Famine which resulted from potato blight caused the mass migration of the Irish to the shores of the new world. In this new American home, corned beef was readily available to the Irish immigrants.

Long deprived of the beef that was salted by Irish hands, the migrants gladly purchased the food they finally could afford.

Although the kosher cut was different from the beef their great grandparents enjoyed, the meal became a comfort for the newly-minted Americans.

In Ireland, the traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal is Irish bacon and cabbage.

Corned beef and cabbage became associated with St. Patrick’s Day in the USA around the 19th century.  Irish immigrants began using corned beef, (much more affordable than bacon) as a substitute for the traditional Irish bacon.  

Today we continue to enjoy corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day as a way to celebrate their Irish heritage and culture.

Simple, tasty and even if you’re not of Irish descent you’ll enjoy delicious recipes and variations of cocktails. Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic. St. Patrick’s Day is an day everyone is Irish. Come on in and enjoy!
Erin Go Brah

Let’s Get The Party Started

Irish Coffee Latte
The Tipperary
White Irishmen

Irish soda bread is good with breakfast and it complements corn beef and cabbage.

It is a staple in most kitchens in Ireland.

Corned Beef and Cabbage with Carrots is good as well anytime but it is most famous for celebrations on St. Patrick’s Day. I myself love it anytime.  
In my house we had a lot of boiled dinners. So I guess I am pretty used to that type of a dinner. Not everybody cares for it but will still partake on March 17th.

Irish coffee latte is a new one to me. Tried it and I liked it. I must admit I changed it up a little bit I add a little bit of Baileys Irish Cream to it.   

Easy Green Goddess Dip

Corned Beef/Cabbage

Irish Soda Bread

I hope  you enjoyed the easy recipes as much as I did putting them together.

I really can’t wait for the big day to come, gathering of friends and family. Nothing Better. 🙂

Here is an Irish Blessing  from my Home to your home.  This is a FREE Printable. Feel free to print it.

May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warmth upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, may God hold you, in the palm of His hand An Irish Blessing subheading

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