St. Patrick’s Day Food Memories and Other Irish-Inspired Food I’m Thinking About (3-10-15)
Every month has it’s own most-eaten foods, but in March I’m thinking about cabbage and St. Patrick’s Day food!
My late father was partly Irish, and towards the end of his life I used to enjoy making an Irish-American dinner every year for St. Patrick’s Day. I say Irish-American, because for the most part the foods Americans eat on St. Patrick’s Day aren’t really Irish
, did you know that? But my dad certainly didn’t care if the food was authentic, and he loved the corned beef dinners I’d make for him every year.
Not all my siblings love corned beef and other Irish-American foods the way my dad did, but this year it just so happens I’m going to have visiting family members in town on March 17, so I’m going to have a St. Patrick’s dinner. Of course I’ll make my Corned Beef with Veggies and Horseradish Sauce
, something I made every year for dad.
Now here are a few more Irish American Foods I’m thinking about this week . . .
from Simply Recipes (pictured above) is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day menu item that’s authentically Irish. I’m not sure I could have won my dad over to this combination of potatoes + kale, but personally I’d love to try a lower-carb version (with cauliflower + kale). That’s an idea that’s definitely not Irish though!
You could also leave out the kale and make the traditional Irish potato dish called Champ
from Never Enough Thyme, or maybe Katie’s Irish Mash
from Turntable Kitchen.
This Green Mac and Cheese
from Weelicious might be a hit if you
want healthy green foods with vegetables that your kids might eat.
That’s all for this time, but you can use the label Things I’m Thinking About to see more round-ups of Tuesday thoughts like this one. What have you been thinking about this week? If you saw something fun or inspiring, please share in the comments.