Traditional & Non-Traditional Eats & Treats for St. Patrick’s Day!
Get your green gear ready… it’s Saint Patrick’s Day! This green-filled holiday is not only celebrated by the Irish, but also the Irish-at-heart all across the globe. St. Patrick’s Day honors the Roman Catholic feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. St. Patrick died on March 17, 461. While Saint Patrick’s Day is often referred to as Saint Paddy’s Day for short, many Americans mistakenly spell it St. “Patty’s” Day. If you talk to any person of Irish decent, they’ll tell you that that’s wrong. Patty is actually a nickname for Patricia, a woman’s name. And St. Patrick was, of course, a man. Paddy is appropriate because it comes from Padraig, a variant of the name Patrick.
Now that we gave you a little bit of history, here are some other fun St. Paddy’s Day facts:
-Patrick was actually born in Great Britain, not Ireland, in year c.387.
-40 pounds of green dye are used to dye the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day.
-39 percent of the U.S. population say they celebrate the holiday.
-83 percent of people wear green to celebrate.
-34 percent of people make a special Irish dinner for St. Patrick’s Day.
Now that you know the history of this Irish holiday, enjoy these traditional and festive dishes, ranging from drinks and breakfast to dinner and dessert.
- Corned Beef & Cabbage may be the most popular Irish dish on St. Patrick’s Day
- Whip up these flavorful Champ Potatoes for dinner and feel like a champ!
- Bake up this traditional Irish Soda Bread to enjoy at breakfast, brunch or anytime!
- Making Irish Potato Pancakes has never been easier with refrigerated mashed potatoes and hash browns.
- Enjoy this traditional Easy Shepherd’s Pie with ease with refrigerated mashed potatoes.
- Everyone will come running to the dinner table when you serve up Easy Skillet Corned Beef Hash.
- Chow down on the best of both worlds with these Corned Beef Irish Nachos!
- This chilly March day calls for some comforting and hearty Irish Stew.
- For something a little different, enjoy a Cumberland Pie.
- Your St. Paddy’s Day morning definitely needs these Eggs & Irish Bangers.
- Use frozen bread dough to make these fun Shamrock Rolls!
- For a unique twist on the traditional, try Easy Shepherd’s Pie Mash with mashed cauliflower!
- For a fun twist on the traditional, bake this Cranberry Irish Soda Bread.
- Make Irish Potato Soup with Leeks for a comforting supper.
- For an Irish breakfast on-the-go, make these Corned Beef Breakfast Sandwiches.
- If you can’t wait until supper to enjoy this traditional dish, whip up Breakfast Shepherd’s Pie.
- These Saint Patrick’s Day Deviled Eggs are the perfect green appetizer!
- No one will be able to resist having a slice of this Festive Irish Cream Cheesecake.
- For an Irish coffee without the whiskey, sip on an Irish Coffee Delight!
- These Irish Cream Truffles are so yummy you won’t be able to eat just one!
- Bake up these decadent Irish Crème Cupcakes using Irish creme coffee creamer!
- Drink like the Irish and enjoy a traditional Irish Coffee.
- These 3-Ingredient Shamrock Cookies are so easy using refrigerated cookie day.
- For a green-themed dessert, whip up these tasty Mini Whoopie Pies.
- This Irish Cream Sourdough Bread Pudding using a secret ingredient!
- This Irish Coffee Pie is the indulgence you never knew you needed!
- This St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Pizza is so festive and oh-so yummy.
- Skip the fast-food concoction and make your own Boozy Shamrock Shakes!
- End things on a traditional note with tasty Irish Potato Candy.
Which of these Irish eats and treats will you try this weekend? Happy Saint Paddy’s Day!