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Old 03-07-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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Hi everyone! I'm curious to know what your all making for St. Patty's day. We're spending the day with some friends and everyone is bringing something. I needs some ideas!

thanks!
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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Seafood is big in Ireland. Crab would be a good choice.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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what about a nice corned beef? tastes so good on rye with mustard! mmm
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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I didn't know that about seafood. Thanks for the tip. Someone is already making Corned beef and cabbage. Thanks for the tip though.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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How about some festive cupcakes, iced in a nice shade of green?

Maybe some pub snacks, like UTZ makes, and an Irish beer from a specialty beer/wine store?

Or perhaps you could take some music -- an Irish performer?
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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Corned beef and cabbage is not a truly Irish dish. Its not common in Ireland. It was mainly eaten by Irish-Americans who emigrated to the US because they were extremely poor and it was all they could afford. Ireland: Why We Have No Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipes | European Cuisines

Americans have tended to bastardize Irish culture, especially making St. Patrick's Day into a big drinking day. In Ireland its more commonly observed as a holy day where you go to church and have dinner with the family. No green beer and plastic leprechaun hats and whatnot. If any of that stuff is found in Ireland anymore, its more geared to American tourists who go there expecting the American version of St. Patrick's Day.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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great ideas! Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Corned beef and cabbage is not a truly Irish dish. Its not common in Ireland. It was mainly eaten by Irish-Americans who emigrated to the US because they were extremely poor and it was all they could afford. Ireland: Why We Have No Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipes | European Cuisines

Americans have tended to bastardize Irish culture, especially making St. Patrick's Day into a big drinking day. In Ireland its more commonly observed as a holy day where you go to church and have dinner with the family. No green beer and plastic leprechaun hats and whatnot. If any of that stuff is found in Ireland anymore, its more geared to American tourists who go there expecting the American version of St. Patrick's Day.
Nice post, MrKrabs. I've been thinking of maybe making a salmon side dish for the party we're going to--maybe Clare Island salmon. Or perhaps Colcannon?
The main dish will indeed be corned beef and cabbage but fortunately the beer will be Guinness and Harp rather than green.
There was a parade, and I did see a little bit of partying going on in 1974, the year I was in Dublin for St Paddy's, but nothing (I mean nothing!) like you'll see in the States.
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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Try irish Potatoe candy-- It's an authetic dessert treat right from Ireland. Consists of cream cheese sugar, vanilla and powdered sugar. You can find the recipe on food network or Recipezaar..
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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Corned beef and cabbage is not a truly Irish dish. Its not common in Ireland. It was mainly eaten by Irish-Americans who emigrated to the US because they were extremely poor and it was all they could afford. Ireland: Why We Have No Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipes | European Cuisines

Americans have tended to bastardize Irish culture, especially making St. Patrick's Day into a big drinking day. In Ireland its more commonly observed as a holy day where you go to church and have dinner with the family. No green beer and plastic leprechaun hats and whatnot. If any of that stuff is found in Ireland anymore, its more geared to American tourists who go there expecting the American version of St. Patrick's Day.
yeah i realized they dont eat that in Ireland, and i agree that many cultures are bastardized here in america---but then it becomes american i guess....
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