Truly the Luck of the Irish
The next time you’re looking for a deliciously different family dinner, take a (virtual) trip to the Emerald Isle. Hearty and enjoyable, traditional Irish fare is sure to be a crowd-pleasing success at your table. Whether it’s Shepherd's pie, soda bread or Irish stew, you may find yourself developing a bit of a brogue and a twinkle in your eye. Set out a green tablecloth and pick up a bit of the luck o’ the Irish for yourself with these dishes.
Celebrate the Luck of the Irish
St. Patrick's Day is on its way and our florists have been busy getting ready with St. Patrick’s Day décor. From classic bunches of tinted daisies and vibrant bouquets of festive flowers to fun and whimsical balloons, we have what you need to commemorate and celebrate a bit of Irish in all of us.
The Irish Shamrock
Legend suggests that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was sent to Ireland with a dual mission —to minister to Christians already living in Ireland and begin to convert the Irish people to Christianity. To this end, St. Patrick attempted to demonstrate the meaning of the Holy Trinity to skeptics. Because the Irish people had difficulty believing in something they could not see, St. Patrick reflected for a moment and then plucked a shamrock from the ground, pointing to its three leaves as living proof of the Holy Trinity. He knew of the important role numbers played in Celtic symbolism and three was considered the most sacred and magical of numbers. Three signified totality: past, present and future; love, valor and wit; and the Father, Son and Holy Spirit of the Trinity. Since then, the shamrock has come to be known as a symbol of Ireland.
Crazy About Cabbage
An Irish favorite, cabbage is a versatile vegetable that’s worth considering next time you’re wandering the produce aisle. While it’s low price tag might lure you in, you’ll be even more pleasantly surprised when you bring this cruciferous crunch into your weekly meal line up. Research has shown cruciferous vegetables, like cabbage, provide powerful antioxidant-acting plant compounds such as isothiocyanates that may help in the prevention of cancer.1 Can’t beat that deal!
From Our Kitchen
Corned Beef Dinner
18 oz Portion
Corned Beef, Green Cabbage, Baby Carrots and Baby Red Potatoes
Corned Beef Reuben Sub
Sliced corned beef on a rye sub roll, topped with swiss cheese, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing.
St. Paddy's Day Sandwich
Oven roasted corned beef, Swiss cheese and coleslawwith thousand island dressing on marbled rye bread.
Mozzarella and swiss cheese topped with corned beef and sauerkraut with a drizzle of thousand island dressing.
Kids Get Cooking: FREE Virtual Event
Pistachio Pudding Cupcakes
Learn valuable baking skills with this hands-on event featuring Pistachio Pudding Cupcakes—a fun green food to celebrate Spring and Saint Patrick’s Day. Register in advance for a copy of the grocery list and instructions to bake along.
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Presented By: Sue Mazrolle, MS, RDN
To register for this event, go to: https://bit.ly/KGCPistachioCupcake