Patrick was a 5th century Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. He was know as the “Apostle of Ireland”. Saint Patrick’s Day is actually celebrated on the day of Patrick’s death. He died on March 17th 461. The holiday was born in Ireland as the the Feast of Saint Patrick. St Patrick is credited with converting Ireland to Christianity.
It wasn’t until the 17th century that people started wearing green shirts and leprechaun costumes. They also wore shamrocks and green ribbons to honor St Patrick. So long story made short St Patrick’s day is actually a religious celebration.
St Patrick’s day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. When else can you eat all the corned beef and cabbage that you want, suck down some green beers, and dress in head to toe green. In our house corned beef and cabbage is a must. We always have a good corned beef meal and a few beverages to wash it down. With the corned beef you also need to have red potatoes, lots of butter and salt on the cabbage and some yellow mustard to dip your corned beef in. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I will attach a good recipe for Corned beef below. Click the picture below for a basic corned beef recipe. If you have never taken part in this tradition, start now, it’s the best.
Now, on to the green beers. It’s a pretty complicated recipe. LOL. Start with a light colored brew and follow the steps below.
12 ounces beer
1 drop of green food coloring
As always, Life is fun!! Get out there and live it!!!