Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Top ‘O the mornin’ to ya!

Here’s hoping that you don’t get pinched, and that you find your pot of gold!

This year we pulled it all together for a St. Patrick’s Day feast!

We kicked around lots of ideas for St. Patrick’s dinner that would be outside the box of the traditional corned beef and cabbage, but the old standard came back by popular demand.

I had a hard time convincing Peggo that we should try corned beef one more time before giving up on this St. Patrick’s day staple. 

A sale on corned beef and the fact that I scored a free slow cooker from Sears (Shop Your Way Rewards..yippeee) was all we needed as a nudge to give it one more try.

We cooked the corned beef in the slow cooker for 8 hours and it came out perfectly! It was tender and juicy and flavorful — a true delight even for a non-meat-lover like me.

This year even Peggo agreed this was the best corned beef we ever made. It also cut like a dream instead of being too tough or too crumbly. 

We will definitely be using the slow cooker again!

We steamed all the veggies separately and they were awesome and flavorful as they always are when steamed.

We also made two loaves of Irish Soda Bread this year.

The first loaf was the traditional bread with raisins and caraway seeds, because our Evie loves the traditional kind and she specifically requested that kind.

Peggo does not like raisins and Feather cannot eat seeds, so for our second loaf we decided to get a little bit wild and break tradition by adding only dried cranberries to the dough. 

Both of loaves have received rave reviews by family members who gobbled them up like happy little Leprechauns, so it looks like everyone is happy with their St. Patrick’s treats this year!

I so wish that I had taken pictures of all the baking and cooking, but it just didn’t happen — but there’s always next year!

We’re just three days away from Spring now. We’ll soon be seeing lots of green outdoors — which makes it much easier to pack up all the festive green decorations.

Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s on it’s way!

Keep chasing rainbows! Your pot of gold is out there!

Looking for more St. Patrick’s stuff?

Leprechaun Free Printable Activity- Click here!

St Patrick’s Day Decorating Inspiration– Click here!

St. Patrick’s Day Potato Soup– Click here!

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