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'St. Patricks Day' special foods or dining out spots?

fruglescot Mar 16, 2008 06:22 AM

So you will be adding an O' to your last name and wearin' some o' the green. What special
St. Pattie's Day foods will you be preparing OR if you are going out where is your "green for go" place?
Patty O' Furniture/fruglescot

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  1. kare_raisu RE: fruglescot Mar 16, 2008 10:25 AM

    My birthday is tommorow and we always have made your typical corned beef and cabbage. Sometimes we will make boxtys. Sometimes smoked salmon as an appetizer.

    This year we are going out for Russian food - lol.

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      TampaAurora RE: fruglescot Mar 16, 2008 01:01 PM

      I am sorely missing my Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes but my doctor put me on an all new diet. Any suggestions for a heart and stomach healthy Irish meal?

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      1. re: TampaAurora
        Isabella RE: TampaAurora Mar 16, 2008 03:51 PM

        My mama used to make an Irish Potato Stew. Very simple with onions & potatoes.
        I haven't had it in years, but I am craving it now.

        Of course, I always added a pat or two of butter on top, but you could skip that part!

      2. jnstarla RE: fruglescot Mar 16, 2008 05:52 PM

        Colcannon. My husband will have lots of Guinness, and I will drink diet soda and drive people around.

        1. Gio RE: fruglescot Mar 17, 2008 09:59 AM

          'Éirinn go Brách' to you too, FS.

          Here we celebrate St. Joseph's Day too, on Wednesday this year. However we have so many Irish friends to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with tonight's meal will be Irish Lamb Stew and Colcannon....my favorite. And, whatever everyone else brings.

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            swsidejim RE: fruglescot Mar 17, 2008 10:04 AM

            made my Irish-American corned beef and cabbage on Saturday night. Tonight is corned beef hash, and staying in with the family. I view St. Patricks Day, and New Years Eve the same way in regards to going out. I think of them as Amateur nights.

            1. mrsjenpeters RE: fruglescot Mar 17, 2008 01:45 PM

              homemade corned beef. i've had 2 briskets brining in the basement fridge for 3 weeks now. we smoked one for pastrami on friday, and the other will be boiled then baked for dinner tonight (baking it after boiling caramelized the edges a bit), along with sauteed cabbage and buttered red potatoes. mom made soda bread and dad's got the guinness (though i'll probably have an IPA).

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              1. re: mrsjenpeters
                fruglescot RE: mrsjenpeters Mar 17, 2008 03:16 PM

                That's what I call a St. Patrick's Day celebritory feast. Just wished I lived in the neighbourhood for the aromas alone not to mention trying to waggle an invitation.
                "May you be in your grave an hour before the devil knows your dead"
                Toronto, Canada

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