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Old 02-28-2011, 07:05 AM
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my sweet step dad was Irish therefore I do like to wear green in honor of him...
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:22 PM
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Neither my husband or I am Irish, but in the immortal words of Mayor Ed Kotch, in New York, everybody is Irish on St. Patricks day! We usually have dinner with my (Irish) friend, Eileen. She makes great corned beef and cabbage ( the trick is to add a bottle of beer to the cooking liquid) She makes awesome soda bread, with and without raisins. When we were younger we used to go to a cop bar in Yonkers, and the PD pipe and drum corps would stream into the bar after the parade, playing full volume. They'd circle the bar and play that standard jig...( sorry don't know the name) It was deafening but so great! These days we usually go to the parade in Pearl River. It's the 2nd largest parade in the States after the NYC parade. My kids always marched with the band, and it's a lot of fun.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:36 AM
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I have just a small smidgeion of Irish, don't know about dh as his family knows only about the German. We wear green (because I do pinch lol), and we have Irish scones for breakfast, I'll pick something else out of the Irish cookbook (old one too) for lunch and corned beef and cabbage (sometimes with those tiny potatoes) for dinner. I was told to soak the corned beef in Irish stoutlike Guenes (sp), but prefer to use a milder stout and cook it with the corned beef in the slow cooker. Makes it more tender and flavorful. I might also make Irish Cream Fairy Cakes or ring.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:30 AM
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St. Patrick's Day is DD1's birthday so it is an extra special day for us. This year is her 21st birthday so she is going out with friends to a "pub hop". It is a bus that takes you to 4 or 5 "Irish pubs" and you can have a pint in each of them. She doesn't plan to have more than one or two.

I will make corned beef and cabbage for dinner and wear something green.

I do decorate with a few leprechauns and shamrocks.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:57 AM
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Besides wearing something green... My DH, MIL, and I use to check out some of the celebrations occurring in parts of L.A. and Orange County California - not the bars, the community street / block celebrations. However since moving back to my home sate (WA) I spend my Irish celebration wearing green with a serving of corn-beef hash and eggs (no I don't dye the whites green), and leave my celebrating to my PC connections - cards, games, etc too many folks use a holiday celebration to whoop-it-up past the point of enjoyment and many don't usually make it to their destinations either because they are the direct cause or the victim of these over zealous celebrations.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:47 AM
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KSJEn6891, Never have understood the need to over indulge in alcohol or anything that inhibits your brain funtions! lol
Dds are supposed to let me know if they're coming over for dinner St. Patrick's day or celebrating at home. We've decided on corned beef and cabbage from an old recipe I found. I'll cook the corned beef for a couple days in my slow cooker so it's very tender, then steam the cabbage before dinner. I'm making those really little potatoes to go with it too. Irish soda bread and scones and maybe some Irish cream cheese cake too. Will start that later today so we can enjoy it all week. If I get carried away with it I can freeze it and this summer when it's way too hot to bake enjoy it then! Hmmmmmm maybe some Brambrock, and Treacle scones too.............. yum @;-)
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:18 PM
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I think i"ll come to your house for cheesecake! Don't think I"ve ever had cornedbeef.
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