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St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

Today’s guest post comes to us from Kristen, and she has prepared a wonderful meal for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Meal

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and I’m sure you’re as excited as we are. This is a perfect time for families to gather at the table and enjoy a hearty feast—with matching green outfits to boot!

The traditional menu that we’ve always loved makes this occasion extra special. But we don’t want to spend hours holed up in the kitchen and miss all the fun. So I compiled a list of old favorites that doesn’t require slaving away at the kitchen all day. With these recipes, you’ll have more than enough energy to spare for the St. Paddy’s parade.

Irish soda bread is first on our menu. It’s customary to carve an X on the top of the dough before baking to ward off evil spirits. Everyone will love this because it’s generously slathered with butter. Don’t forget to save yourself a slice!

soda bread

Irish corned beef and cabbage is the star of a St. Patrick’s feast. It may take a lot of time on the stove, but it is pretty easy to do. The long wait is definitely worth it.

corned beef

Ireland is renowned for their most popular beer, Guinness. Its unique sweetness and deep flavor makes it popular for all kinds of cooking, especially in desserts. Chocolate Guinness Cake uses the dark beer to make for an extra moist pastry with a distinct malt flavor; perfectly safe for the little ones. Alternatively, you can also use this recipe for cupcakes instead.

guinness chocolate cake

This is a holiday about finding good luck and happiness, but we just have to look at our loved ones’ faces to know that we’ve already found our pot of gold. Celebrate your good fortune by serving a delicious St. Patrick’s Day feast for your family.  Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

Author’s Bio:

Kristen works as a freelance writer for Backyard Ocean, an online store for above ground swimming pools, inflatable pool toys, and accessories. A work-at-home mom, she also loves to cook and spend time with her daughter in the kitchen.



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