Tomorrow – 3/17!

Being raised Catholic and attending Catholic school from K-12th grades, March 17th was always a celebration. All wore green and ate and drank green. The day usually came during the time called Lent when things were given up. But not on this day. Meat especially could be eaten but it was always corned beef served with cabbage.

Fast-forward to now. On Saturday, I headed to the grocery store. I scored an almost 3 lb. corned beef, flat cut which I discovered is the best cut, from the meat aisle. Then in the produce section, I nabbed a head of cabbage. I found one last bag of wide noodles from a half-empty shelf. I decided to indulge and grabbed green sprinkles to use with a cookie recipe, shared by my new friend at school (Thanks, Chris!) and a box of green jello. Growing up, green jello was my favorite! Finally, I stopped in the frozen food section and grabbed a carton of Beyers mint chocolate chip ice cream and a bag of frozen peas.

On my first day off from school, I plan to cook. In the past, I blogged HERE about the family traditional meal I embraced when I married into an Irish family and included the recipes in that blog post. Today, while it is being said we are in a world war, the world against a virus, I plan to prepare a lovely holiday meal.


May the Luck of the Irish be with you today and especially tomorrow, March 17th, the Feast of St. Patrick.

8 thoughts on “Tomorrow – 3/17!

  1. jumpofffindwings says:

    YUM! I wish I could be there. I, too, was raised in a pretty green household—in every way, now that I think about it. Enjoy your meal, especially those cookies with green sprinkles. This month without added sugar may kill me!
    “May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields….”

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  2. cmargocs says:

    St Patrick’s Day is a favorite holiday in our home, too, especially since my husband proposed to me with an emerald ring on that day, thirty-one years ago. I have a four-leaf clover tattooed on the inside of one ankle, and a Celtic triquetra knot on the other–so I’ll never be pinched!
    Enjoy your special meal–it sounds yummy! I may make some colcannon here.

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  3. MegMcCormick says:

    I agree with Cindy, I thoroughly enjoy your color-themed shopping pictures! I think you have inspired me to write about my Ireland trip for tomorrow’s slice! Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  4. mgminer says:

    It’s going to be a great celebration! Well done, planning ahead! I hope you have fun in the kitchen. I’m finding that I’m starting to realize that I can return to cooking and find pleasure in making food again. One of the blessings of this crazy time. I finished a knitting project today, too!

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  5. wordjourneysite says:

    You have really thought through the green color theme – I never thought of making green jello for St. Patrick’s Day! (Reminds me of your orange theme for slicing parties.)
    When i went grocery shopping last Friday night the only meat to be found was corned beef. They filled all the meat compartments with corned beef and cabbage – so I bought some, of course.

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