It is almost that time of year again… you know… bring on the green!!! No, no, no not the moola, money green but the little green men, four-leaf clovers, green beer time! So what better way to celebrate this day of the year than with some fun festive Saint Patrick’s Day Meal Ideas!
I don’t know about you, but to me, Saint Patrick’s Day has this nostalgia feeling. Every year I whip up some corned beef with potatoes and cabbage crack open my favorite stout beer and drift away to a time before kids when I was carefree and to be honest a bit wild.
Saint Patrick’s Day Memories
One year I met up with some friends in Denver, they had been drinking since keg and eggs. They were already well in by the time I got there. The best buddy and I decided it would be wise to carry each other from bar to bar, but since he was much bigger than me the only way I could carry him was on my back. Just image a 95-pound girl with a 140-pound guy on her back, two crazy early 20 somethings we were!! Youth is defiantly not wasted on the young because if I was wise and young I wouldn’t have learned not to wear flip-flops while giving someone double my size a piggyback ride. Hey!! But I finished that pub crawl, with one shoe, yes, a flip with no flop.
However, the best part of those days is when we would all meet up at some random local pub for dinner. We would sit around a long table and order an amazing Saint Patrick’s Day Meal! We may have been young and stupid, and honestly quite intoxicated, but we all looked out for each other made sure no one got too out of hand or too intoxicated. Living, laughing, and enjoying the small moments.
Oh, to be young again… Nah!! Just let it be because you can’t create a memory twice!!
Now most of us from that day are now married with kids and have careers we are still building, but all in all, life has turned out pretty good.
My Wish for you this Saint Patrick’s Day
This Saint Patrick’s Day, I hope you enjoy a good time, whether you are young and adventurous or you are older and with a family, remember to make everlasting memories, ones that fill your heart with joy, and overwhelming happiness. Oh, and don’t forget to have some amazing Saint Patrick’s Day Meals, because what is a holiday without great food!!
Saint Patrick’s Day Meal Ideas
Guinness Beef Stew
"This Guinness Beef Stew requires quite a few ingredients but please do not let that scare you away from making this dish. Super simple to make and the ingredients come together all quite quickly. As for cost, the beef was the most expensive part of this meal. We used a chuck and we think it worked perfectly."
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
"Faster and easier than traditional methods, this Instant Pot Corned Beef recipe with cabbage and carrots uses pressure cooking to produce melt-in-your-mouth tender meat."
Irish Soda Bread Recipe (Traditional Brown Bread)
"This is an easy Irish soda bread recipe with a 5-minute preparation and no kneading skills required! This yeast-free dough is perfect for beginner bakers and busy families!"
Ginger Stout Smoked Corned Beef
Bacon and Beer Cheese Corned Beef Panini
"What do you do with that leftover corned beef and cabbage from Saint Patty’s Day? Yes, a corned beef hash is always a good choice, but let's think bigger. What about adding some bacon and some ooey gooey cheese and making and tangy, Smokey, irresistible Bacon and Beer Cheese Corned Beef Panini. "
Traditional cottage pie
"Need an Irish dish for St. Patrick's Day? Make this traditional cottage pie, also known as shepherd's pie: a comforting dish filled with ground meat, diced vegetables, and mashed potatoes."
Canned Corned Beef Tacos - Recipes From A Pantry
"Whip up an easy lunch recipe or easy supper recipe with these Corned Beef Tacos. They’re made with canned corned beef, loaded with veggies, and served on corn tortillas."
Chicken Bacon Cabbage Skillet
"Chicken Bacon Cabbage Skillet is gluten-free, paleo, low carb chicken dish that is easy to prepare."
Easy Seeded Soda Bread
"Tuck into fresh bread in under 40 minutes! This Irish soda bread is full of seeds and is lovely topped with sauteed herby kale. "
Baked Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole Recipe
"Got leftover corned beef and cabbage from St. Patrick’s Day? Use the leftovers to make a delicious low carb corned beef and cabbage colcannon!"
Homemade Spinach Hummus Without Tahini
"Homemade Spinach Hummus Without Tahini is a great snack or side dish because it is full of protein and contains tons of vitamins and minerals."
Irish Corned Beef Boxty Recipe for St. Patrick's Day
"Loads of sliced corned beef and Swiss cheese is enveloped around a delicious potato pancake."
Oven Roasted Corned Beef Hash
"If you have leftover corned beef, this corned beef hash recipe is the perfect way to use it! You’ll toss together diced corned beef, thinly sliced Brussels sprouts and little cubes of potato with a little olive oil and salt and pepper, then roast them to perfection and top with a fried egg! "
Traditional Shepherd's Pie with Lamb
"This is the best shepherd’s pie recipe if you ask me! It always gets rave reviews! Ground lamb is infused with beer and savory herbs like rosemary and thyme. The whole lot is topped with creamy horseradish mashed potatoes to make a super comforting, stick-to-ya-ribs traditional shepherd’s pie recipe that you’re gonna love!"
Thank you to all the bloggers who submitted recipes and participated in the Simple And Delicious Saint Patrick’s Day Meal Ideas round-up and a special thank you for letting me use their photos to make this round-up that much yummier!!
Have a safe, happy, and delicious Saint Patrick’s day. Make lasting memories and savor every minute and savory bit.
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