Saint Patricks’ Day

Top of the mornin’ to ya!

Mary Pat Cooks

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I love Saint Patricks’ Day! With a name like Mary Pat you can guess I am Irish and proud of it. Our family has a simple two day food tradition to celebrate.  The first day is the obvious corned beef and cabbage, also referred to as a Jiggs dinner in our neck of the woods. I keep it simple corned beef, potatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage. The only trick is not overcooking the cabbage. Plus I have to make twice as much as we could ever eat. Of course it is served with Irish soda bread slathered with butter. Guinness Stout rounds out the meal. This is a good, maybe great meal.

The second dinner is corned beef hash. This is what we really look forward to! I take all the leftovers, including the cabbage and chop them into fairly small chunks. Then I fry it all up in butter and olive oil…

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