Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I used to love St. Patrick’s Day! I still LIKE it but we do not celebrate it as crazy as we used to back in New York, years and years ago!!

Yeah it was a drinking, eating all day celebration and my Uncle Charlie was always in charge of the corned beef and cabbage meal. He would make a ridiculously giant corned beef – I no longer eat the stuff but still feel the absolute need to make it every year. It’s like if I don’t my part Irishness will be stripped from me – ha! My brother and I literally are the only ones in the family without red hair, hmmmmm….

So I made the corned beef, the cabbage and the potatoes, got some rye bread…sigh did not make Irish Soda bread or I would have eaten the WHOLE dang loaf! Then I would be in a bread coma, don’t want that.

Here is John’s dinner, enough for 3 others too, can’t help the way I cook. He will have leftovers for sandwiches.

St corned beef

I am making ME a pot of soup with kale, garlic, stewed tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and broth from the corned beef and cabbage. We shall see how it comes out!

It sure looks and smells good!

St soup

I did find some more meatless meals for St. Patty’s Day, I know the day is almost over but there is always tomorrow or the whole weekend as it is celebrated in Savannah. 😀

More recipes that look amazing!

10 Green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Vegan Irish Stew – this REALLY needs to be made but I was out of edamame.

My just throw together last minute stew/soup:

  • olive oil to coat pot, a pinch of crushed red pepper and 1-2 garlic cloves crushed
  • handful of kale, torn into pieces. Cook this for a minute until the kale is wilted then add:
  • 1- 28 ounce can of stewed tomatoes( got these today at Aldi’s on clearance for 49 cents! – Fit and Active brand)
  • 2 cups of broth – mix the tomatoes and broth into the pot with kale and cook for 10 minutes then add:
  • a potato or two cut up and as much cabbage as you like, that was cooked in the corned beef pot or cook separately

Enjoy with some Irish soda bread or rye with Amish salted butter – oh yeah!!

And lastly, I did not catch a leprechaun but I DID find some cuties under the tree –

 

 

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