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Celebrate St Patrick with An Irish Feast!

Photo source: Tracy Hunter

We love food at our house. My kids are all gluttons, I mean, foodies, like myself. One of their favorite hobbies is sampling exotic foods at the grocery store or club market chain. Recently, I was asked to return to the back of the store after our shopping was done so that we could see if the leg of lamb sample was ready. Knowing that lamb isn’t a regular item on our menu at home (like never), my son wanted to make sure he had a chance to taste it.

And one of the things we love to have for supper are “theme dinners”….

For the rest of the story and a peak into how we celebrate St Patrick, visit this month’s edition of San Diego Family Magazine.

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  1. I am making corned beef! It is brining in my fridge right now. I can’t wait. The homemade stuff is so much better than the store bought premade stuff. :)

  2. When I was a child that was my favorite thing to do, get samples, and more samples!! I am going to try that Irish Stew recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I’m excited about the St. Patrick’s ideas!@ We are reading a biography of St. Patrick right now in our homeschooling (for the 3rd year) and I was thinking of doing something special for the children next week. (something more historically accurate, I should say…no leprechauns around here!) My boys always say that reading about St. Patrick is like reading about the Apostle Paul. He was quite the missionary, to be sure! Reading about the life of St. Patrick makes me WANT to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. Michelle K says:

    We’ve never really had any traditions for St. Patty’s Day even though we are at least 1/4 Irish. However, that changed last year when our daughter was born on 3/17. Now, we’ll always celebrate and try to add a little bit of Irish fare in the mix.

  5. Yay! A relatively authentic menu! Having lived in the US and now having lots of American blog friends, I tend to go a little nuts every March when they start the corned beef and cabbage business. Corned Beef and Cabbage is not Irish. I’d never heard of it before I moved to the states. Bacon and Cabbage is our national dish, with parsley sauce. And not the kind of bacon you’re thinking of, but a specially cured ham that we boil. Very hard to get something similar in the US, which is where I figure the corned beef comes in, even though they’re nothing alike.

    Your stew however, is pretty much identical to the one that’s been made in my family for years. I add a sprig of parsley and thyme as well. :)

    The soda bread looks pretty much spot on too. Anyone looking for AUTHENTIC soda bread recipes should check out Odlums.ie (think Irish King Arthur Flour) for some great recipes.

    Good luck and Happy St. Pats! :)

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      I’m so glad. ;) Thanks for saying so. That was the reaction I was hoping for. Bummed I couldn’t find Dubliner cheese at Costco yesterday. Happy St Pats to you, too!

  6. Hi, you are so right about us Irish not being into corned beef, as Thrifty Mammy said its boiled bacon and cabbage, cant beat it with some champ, have you ever tried your Irish Stew recipe with lamb? traditionally its made from shoulder or neck of lamb, it is very good made with lamb, another very Irish thing is potato bread, its delicious :) Happy St Patricks Day xxx

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