Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! In case you missed it on Monday, we posted one of our favorite meals, Reuben Hash. It would be a great meal to make today!
Sarah’s Grandpa, Ike Ryan, was Irish. We try to keep that Irish heritage alive every year by enjoying a traditional Irish meal with Sarah’s family.
Corned Beef Brisket
This can be found in any supermarket, especially around St. Patrick’s Day. One could argue that Sarah’s mom makes the best around! When Sarah’s dad came in for dinner he said, “I knew a little Irish man once. I guess he could have been a leprechaun…but he told me some Horseradish sauce would go great with this brisket.” Turns out that little Irish man was right. It was great!
Ireland is full of beautiful, organic farms and gardens that we will someday see (fingers crossed!). They take pride in all of the produce they grow, but especially their potatoes. This dish, colcannon, has become a tradition for us. It’s basically potatoes and either cabbage or kale with some other really tasty stuff. (Milk, butter…you get the idea!) We opted for kale this time.
Honey Glazed Carrots
This simple side dish is always a hit in our family. Cooked carrots with honey, brown sugar, lemon juice and salt. Perfect!
Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread is really easy to make, but we decided to save some time and buy this from the bakery. Crusty on the outside. Soft, chewy and sweet on the inside. It can have currants or nuts in it, but this one had raisins. Lets just say that this stuff didn’t stand a chance at the dinner table. If you want to go one step further you can spread some crazy, good Irish butter on top. YUM!
We’ll leave you with an old Irish blessing today…
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand