St. Patrick’s Day is near and dear to my heart because Hubby and I were blessed to live and work in Dublin for a year before we got married. We have a big family celebration each year on or before March 17th. A fun bit of trivia for you: While in Dublin, we were told that they don’t typically eat corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day. It is reserved for Sunday dinners, much like Americans serve pot roast.
I have rounded up a few sites for you to gather some authentic St. Patrick’s Day recipes. Some of the recipes will be quite familiar, and some will seem downright strange, but all will be delicious!
Irish people are serious about their tea. You will find an electric kettle in many kitchens, allowing a pot to be brewed at a moment’s notice. We would immediately put on the kettle when company dropped in because there was no need to ask! The key to making a great pot of tea is to warm the pot by swishing a bit of hot water in it. Pour the water out and immediately add your tea bags and boiling water. It really does make a difference! I own this Brown Betty-style earthenware teapot, which helps keep the tea warm for longer. Barry’s Tea is a yummy one to try, and can be found in the import section in some grocery stores. A good cup of tea begs for a tasty biscuit (cookie). Milk Chocolate Hobnobs and Digestives are at the top of our list.
I will leave you with an old Irish blessing:
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
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