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Old 03-11-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
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St Patrick's Day help

We are having a food day on Monday for St Paddy's Day. I'm trying to figure out an INEXPENSIVE main or meat dish to bring...there will be about 12 of us.

Ideas for Irish-type foods please?

Oh, we don't have a stove or oven, either, just a microwave.

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Old 03-11-2008, 10:23 AM   #2
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We are having a food day on Monday for St Paddy's Day. I'm trying to figure out an INEXPENSIVE main or meat dish to bring...there will be about 12 of us.

Ideas for Irish-type foods please?

Oh, we don't have a stove or oven, either, just a microwave.
This cottage pie sounds good and easy: Cottage Pie (authentic Irish recipe) Recipe | Recipezaar

Since everything is pre-cooked when you make the pie, you can just heat it up in the microwave at work (I'm assuming this is for a work function). HTH.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:24 AM   #3
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Angie...

My irish-american relatives always eat Corned Beef and Cabbage on St Pats (but a true Irish neighbor claims that that is not Irish food at all) Cant imagine making that in a micrwave though.

This neighbor gave a recepie for a dessert called Trifle (which I dont have) which is basically a layered desert with custard and cake and whiskey or sherry. There are lots of recipes on line if you google it. I think you could find a way to improvise and use some instant products store bought cake etc to create one without a stove. It is a true irish dessert.

In my experience traditional Irish food is usually very simply prepared and made from fresh ingredients. Salmon and potatos.... sausage and potatos.... (bangers and mash) There may be a way to create these in a microwave.

You might be able to improvise sheperds pie with a microwave that is pretty traditionally irish.... Serve any of the above with a room temperature pint of stout and you will feel like you are in a pub across the pond

More Americanized St Pats food can be pretty much anything that shouldn't be green with green food coloring added like Green mashed potatos or green sour cream something :) St Pats is about a good lark so have fun and be creative no need for serious food.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:29 AM   #4
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Miss Angie.....

Irish Soda Bread??? It's easy...and soooooo good!
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:43 AM   #5
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It is a true irish dessert.
Ahh, not really!! British yes, bu Irish, no. Think if you look there will be something older still originating in France.

Shepherd's Pie is also British, not Irish. A lot of dishes from UK blend a bit between the countries with only variations between counties and/or countries. That isn't to say that there aren't dishes specific to each country, only that a lot aren't distinctively so.
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This cottage pie sounds good and easy: Cottage Pie (authentic Irish recipe) Recipe | Recipezaar

Since everything is pre-cooked when you make the pie, you can just heat it up in the microwave at work (I'm assuming this is for a work function). HTH.
OMG...did you see the calorie count on this?
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OMG...did you see the calorie count on this?
Did you see the protein and vitamins in it, too?

Besides, it's a special occasion. Live a little
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Ahh, not really!! British yes, bu Irish, no. Think if you look there will be something older still originating in France.

Shepherd's Pie is also British, not Irish. A lot of dishes from UK blend a bit between the countries with only variations between counties and/or countries. That isn't to say that there aren't dishes specific to each country, only that a lot aren't distinctively so.

Well shhh then... dont tell that to any of the Irish I know or your like to get yourself a black eye!
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Well shhh then... dont tell that to any of the Irish I know or your like to get yourself a black eye!
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How about the humble yet yummy boiled ham, boiled cabbage and mashed potatoes. It's easy to cook for a lot of people and if there are any left overs you can have bubble and squeak!
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