What’s on our St. Patrick’s Day Menu? #Pinterest

I planned on making a few of these items ahead of time to share with you but my week got away from me :(. No matter! I’m sharing them anyway! While we aren’t Irish, we still enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a feast full of all the holiday foods — corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish Soda bread…. Mmmmm! Here is what I plan on making for our St. Patrick’s Day menu tomorrow.

The most important highlight of the meal is the corned beef. we only have this delicious meat once or twice a year so I savor every bite! This year, I’m going to try baking it instead of using the crockpot, I hope it turns out!


Try my version of Sweet & Spicy Corned Beef!


Since I won’t be using the crock pot, I’m going to put my cabbage in my mashed taters instead of cooking them with the corned beef like usual. This recipe for Colcannon that combines potatoes, cabbage, green onions and bacon looks amazing!



I’m not sure what I’ll do about the carrots just yet, I may just toss them in a dish and drizzle them with olive oil, sprinkle with some rosemary and roast them along side the packet of corned beef. Sounds like a plan! Hopefully they’ll turn out looking something like this delicious carrot dish.



One of my favorite dishes on St. Patrick’s Day is the rustic loaf of Irish Soda Bread. Yum! It’s like a big huge biscuit only… better! This one uses both white and whole wheat flour! If there’s any left over on Sunday, it makes for a very tasty sandwich bread with the leftover corned beef!



Instead of those usual leftover sandwiches, I am thinking about trying this oven baked one that uses Bisquick instead, it looks so yummy!



And for dessert, I’m enlisting my daughter to help me make this pretty rainbow cake (just a single layer though). A friend of mine has made several of them already, her photos make it look so good, I can’t wait to try it!


We made our own Rainbow Cake!


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    If you haven’t already cooked your corned beef, try this recipe out: http://nourishnetwork.com/2012/03/16/last-minute-from-scratch-corned-beef/. If you’ve got a pressure cooker, it comes together in under 3 hours … and tastes LOADS better than the store-bought version!

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      Oh my, that looks and sounds amazing! I’ve already bought my corned beef for tomorrow but I will definitely be trying this version out soon! Thanks for sharing!

      Are Juniper berries hard to find?


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