Today is the forth Friday of Lent. It is a day set aside for abstinence. It is also the Feast Day of Saint Patrick. As a feast day for the Patron Saint of Ireland, the Irish have been granted a special dispensation. That means if you are Irish Catholics, Corned Beef is okay fine.Continue reading “Saint Patrick’s Lenten Friday Feast”
Category: Saint Patrick’s Day
Saint Paddy’s Day Brunch
Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, is forever destined to fall during the Lenten Season. While Lent itself changes, with Ash Wednesday as early as February 4 or as late as March 10, Saint Patrick’s Day is always within the Lenten cycle.Continue reading “Saint Paddy’s Day Brunch”
Grab the Whiskey, Forgo the Cabbage
Each year on March 17, America becomes one giant Emerald Isle for an entire day. We wear green clothing, guzzle green beer and in Chicago, even dye the rivers green. All things thought to be Irish are actually American Made.Continue reading “Grab the Whiskey, Forgo the Cabbage”
Something Different for Saint Patty’s Day
This year, with all the public gatherings canceled, it looks like tomorrow’s Saint Patrick’s Day is going to be a somber time. Interesting since for most of Ireland, it’s a religious holiday. Families attend Mass, and then spend quality time together. They aren’t dying their rivers green or having giant balloons of Leprechauns floating above their city streets. So I guess the rest of the world will be taking Emerald Isle approach to Saint Patrick’s Day.
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Serving up a Saint Patrick’s Day Feast for the Whole Family
Imagine my delight when I got an email from my sister. We had been going back and forth trying to work out a date to get together for dinner and cards. Her son plays soccer, and as you soccer moms know, that can be a very full schedule. As luck would have it, her son did not have a game scheduled for March 16th. Did we want to get together for some extended family time? Yes! Absolutely!
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Not So Traditional Saint Patrick’s Day Supper
Today is the fifth day of the Lenten Season. Saint Patrick’s Day is less than a week away – that magical day when everyone suddenly becomes just a wee-bit Irish. Throughout the country, there will be parades as our rivers run green. It is a party in the streets. While the rest of America may be eating Corned Beef and Cabbage and raising a pint or three of Guinness, we will be dining on a less than traditional Irish-American fare.
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Saint Patrick’s Day Supper
The day is nearly upon us – when suddenly everyone is a wee-bit Irish. We wear our green, drink beer, eat Corned Beef and Cabbage and have a grand time doing so. Funny thing is, Corned Beef and Cabbage isn’t Irish – at least not in Ireland. About the only part of Corned Beef and Cabbage that is genuinely a part of Ireland’s traditions is the cabbage.