Here in St. Paul, St. Patrick's Day is a really big deal.
(Image borrowed from the interwebs, isn't it beautiful???)
As Jesse Ventura so famously said in 1999, on the David Letterman show "Whoever designed the streets (in St. Paul) must have been drunk. I think it was those Irish guys, you know what they like to do."
Ah, the Ventura governing days....
St. Paul is full of proud Irish families (even those who may have designed our streets), as evidenced by the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. In my twenty years of living in St. Paul, we have never made it to the parade, we almost did, as you may recall: http://ohfercute.blogspot.com/2010/03/appliance-woes.html
Some years I have made Charlie green eggs and ham for breakfast, or colored his milk green, or cut his toast into shamrocks. I am strange that way.
Last year I stumbled upon a wonderful Irish stew recipe, that will definitely be making an appearance again this year. Even though it is supposed to be SEVENTY DEGREES on Saturday! May in March! Dangit, we will eat our Irish stew no matter the springlike weather. Here is a link to the printable recipe: https://sites.google.com/site/ohfercuterecipepages/irish-beef-stew
Because one year I made corned beef and cabbage, and we all vowed we would never eat it again....
Will you make something special this Saturday? Or just get a McDonald's Shamrock Shake and call it a day?