Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And if you live in Michigan, it sure feels like spring. So Happy “Early” Spring to you Michiganders. Commemorating this favorite holiday of ours, Joe and I thought it would be appropriate to make a traditional Irish meal, so here you are…and you are welcome.
There are many facts and legends surrounding March 17, but lets just leave it to say that the Irish, and Irish~at~heart celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, in many fun ways, which usually involves cooking and partaking of spirits.
I will share a little tidbit with you~the history of the shamrock. It is said that Saint Patrick used the shamrock to explain The Trinity to the Irish pagans, each leaf representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
So, let’s get our Irish on and enjoy a good meal, good company and good conversation. I will leave you with some fun Irish phrases:
grá mo chroí = love of my heart cairde = friends Erin go Bragh = Ireland forever Céad Mile Fáilte = a hundred thousand welcomes Sláinte = cheers/good health
“May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.” ~Irish blessing