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Old 02-29-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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Saint Patrick's Day

I am trying to think of something to make. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-29-2008, 06:45 PM   #2
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....you mean instead the typical corned beef/cabbage/potato dinner?


One year I made a really yummy baked potato soup, since it was such a cold week. Different, but equally as festive.
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Well, I will be making the usual..Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and assorted veggies, french bread and some type of dessert..Probably a salad of some sort..DH, loves his corned beef so anything else is a no no

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Old 02-29-2008, 06:52 PM   #4
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I want to bake something that is green. Maybe green cupcakes?
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I do corned beef, cabbage, potaotes, (served with many varieties of horseradish and vinegars) then bake a green cake and dark green frosting.
Here's the catch. I'm, 75% German 25% Hungarian!!! I have nothing more original to offer.
I think DH may be Irish somewhere, maybe a foot or 2?
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I want to bake something that is green. Maybe green cupcakes?
I'd do a yellow cup cake with green frosting...or shortbread cookies could be tinted greet. Although I feel I'd leave the cookie as is and then frost it in green..Seems to be the color would be more vibrant that way.You could make some large cookies and make ice cream sandwiches with them and some mint ice cream...

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Old 02-29-2008, 08:47 PM   #7
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I decided to take some pressure off myself and not worry about making my own Corned beef in time for St Patty' Day. I am still doing the traditional Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and onions. Much to the despair of some of my "foodie" friends, I don't feel tradition is necessarily a bad (or boring) thing. It lets you re-live holiday meals of past years, share those memories with new generations and forms a kind of culinary "glue" that helps families bond in ways that other pasttimes just can't match. Besides...my wife is Irish-American and would beat me with a large uncorned brisket if I tried to slip anything else by.
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As an "O'Neill" in a previous life, I'm obligated to make corned beef and cabbage. However, I have to say I LOVE corned beef and cabbage and make lots because I love leftovers. I can hardly wait.
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I never did anything for St. Patrick's Day before this except make everyone wear green plastic fedoras and eat Lucky Charms. When we moved to San Antonio, I discovered they have a tradition of dying the river green and all the restaurants on the RiverWalk serve green beer that day. When I found that out, I started getting up early and putting green food coloring in the milk (for the lucky charms). The little kids thought a leprechaun sneaked in and left them lucky milk. This year I'm going to make shamrock shaped sugar cookies with bright green icing (which I will sprinkle with Lucky Charms before the icing dries). And I'll be wearing my green fedora, too!
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:51 AM   #10
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St Pat's day here is traditionally wear something green and drink a lot of Guiness!! Never heard of special food being had outside of an Irish pub or restaurant!! LOL

Black pudding often makes it to a pub menu on the day.

Zucchini Cakes with lime icing would be green.
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