Our St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Tradition

How was your weekend? What did you do for St. Patrick’s Day? Do you have a special meal you make for St. Patrick’s Day? We do! Ever since I was little we have ALWAYS had corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. It is kind of like having turkey for Thanksgiving and ham for Easter, it is just what we do and the children always look forward to it. It is the only time of the year we have corned beef. Read on to see how much we make and other traditions we have.
We have a lot of people asking how do you cook for so many people? How many pounds do you make? What is your shopping like? For this meal I bought 3 packs of corned beef about 4.5- 5 pounds, four large heads of cabbage and lots of potatoes, I am going to guess close to 10 pounds. I first cooked the corned beef, covered with water and the seasoning packs in two stock pots for several hours until they were tender. Then I removed the meat and added the potatoes to one of the pots and half the cabbage to the other pot. I like to cook them in the juices of the meat to give the potatoes and cabbage a good flavor. When that cabbage was done I remove it and cook the rest of the cabbage. When our family was A LOT smaller I only used one pot and cooked them altogether. ``How do you cook your corned beef?
Our little one is getting so big.
How do you like our new table and chairs? Well at least it is new to us. I will post about that later.
Elisabeth, from Beauty Blondie, and her fiancé, Brandon, will be married later this year.
These two recently had their shared birthday, Mary is 2 and Johnathan is six. He loves her so much. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like if we stopped having children at 10! These two are such blessings and bring so much joy to our family.
Someone was ready to eat.
Another thing we usually do is to have green beer. We put a drop or two of green food coloring in a clear glass and pour the beer. It just makes it more fun to drink. (Just incase you didn’t know this is my hubby and me.)
Another tradition we do on St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green. Yes, I made a couple of people change and put green on for the picture. (We I am not even Irish, and hubby is only a little bit.) We had Doug’s parents over for dinner, which they always appreciate and enjoy when we have them over.
We had a nice day and we had plenty of left overs for lunch tomorrow and then we will make a bean soup out of the water and juices that are left over. The flavor from the meat makes it delicious.
Do you have a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal?
Do you have any other traditions you do on St. Patrick’s Day?
Doug and Sharon Heasley
(Parents of a Dozen)
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Check out our daughters smoothie, not just for St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick's Day Smoothie. I am so going to have this that morning!

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