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Guys! I cannot believe that it is already March! Spring can’t come soon enough and Saint Partick’s Day is just around the corner!
Caleb and I will be in Denver, Colorado photographing a Maternity Session in the Mountains and I am SO excited! What are your plans for Saint Patty’s Day?
I know plenty of you will be out drinking green beer, but for those of you who want to indulge on some Irish Inspired food before or after enjoying your ale, I’ve got you covered! I’ve rounded up 6 Easy Must-Try Irish-Inspired Recipes for Saint Patty’s Day!
But first, a brief history of St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day has been founded to commemorate the Feast of St. Patrick which originated from a mix of both cultural and religious celebrations which were held in Ireland throughout time. The day has been designated to remember Saint Patrick who was as the foremost saint patron of all of Ireland.
Earlier in time, St. Patrick’s Day was an official Christian feast day that started back in the 17th century and has been observed by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and several other types of churches throughout Irish history. It was known to be a day that gave Christians a break from the lent holiday allowing them to enjoy alcoholic consumption that was generally forbidden for throughout the rest of the lent holiday. However, today the holiday is more commercial in nature and it is not related to anything specifically religious.
6 Easy + Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
- Corned Beef & Cabbage: Corned Beef & Cabbage is a classic brisket that the Irish slow cooked for hours before being served with hearty root vegetables such as carrots, turnips, and/or potatoes along with cabbage for a delicious, timeless, classic Irish dish. Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence
- Shepherd’s Pie Potato Bowls: These Shepherd’s Pies are delicious, pristine, golden, twice-baked potatoes, but once you poke through the decorative covering of potato, underneath you will unearth a delicious vegetable filling. This is something like a casserole sealed inside of a twice-baked potato. Being cooked inside of a potato means that even the bowl is edible. Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
- Rainbow Popcorn: Making a rainbow out of colored popcorn is a great idea for kids to enjoy and celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with. Even better, use buttered popcorn to make “golden” gold that can be held in a black “pot” at the end of the rainbow. All that’s missing now is the Leprechaun! Recipe courtesy of WOMAN’S DAY STAFF.
- Bailey’s Irish Cream Cake: This divine Irish cream cake is decadent as they come and will melt in your mouth as it unleashes its delicious flavors. Irish Cream Cake is kind of like the Irish take on a cheesecake that combines the amazing tastes of chocolate and buttery creaminess. That’s a recipe that cannot go wrong. Recipe courtesy of Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts.
- Colcannon: Colcannon is a popular traditional Irish dish made of mashed potatoes & cabbage or kale – so popular it even has its own song! Recipe courtesy of Bon Appétit.
- Corned Beef & Cabbage Sliders: The Irish love corned beef and they love cabbage, but imagine that added onto small buns and made into sliders. Yum! Dunk it in the Guinness mustard and you have a winning dish everyone is sure to love! Recipe courtesy of The Cookie Rookie.
These are just a few great recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day. So mark your calendars for March 17th and enjoy all the latest and greatest treats the Irish holiday has to offer you!