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St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

I am part Irish and I absolutely adore Irish food – so of course St. Patrick’s Day is a fun celebration around these parts. When you think of St. Patrick’s Day in the US, you more than likely think of green beer and corned beef and cabbage, but do you know the true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day?

History

St. Patrick’s Day is also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick and is actually celebrated on the day Saint Patrick died. Saint Patrick was responsible for bringing Christianity to Ireland. These festivities include parades, the wearing of shamrocks and green attire, along with wetting the shamrock which is popular in Ireland. In Ireland, a shamrock is put in the bottom of a cup filled with whiskey or cider and then consumed as a toast to St. Patrick – after the drink is finished, you toss the shamrock over your shoulder for good luck.  

The Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking are lifted this day and usually include a great feast. Here in the United States, that feast usually includes Corned Beef and Cabbage; but this year, try a different popular Irish meal. Here are two of our favorites to get you ready for March 17th.

 
Coddle
Serves 4
A delicious Irish stew.
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
586 calories
52 g
120 g
20 g
49 g
7 g
552 g
706 g
7 g
0 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
552g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 586
Calories from Fat 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g
30%
Saturated Fat 7g
33%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 120mg
40%
Sodium 706mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates 52g
17%
Dietary Fiber 5g
19%
Sugars 7g
Protein 49g
Vitamin A
122%
Vitamin C
33%
Calcium
8%
Iron
22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 or 3 large carrots
  2. 2 pounds of peeled potatoes, cut into slices
  3. Large onion
  4. 2 cups chicken stock
  5. 1 pound pork sasuage
  6. 8-10 slices of bacon
  7. Chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Start by browning the sausage and bacon in a frying pan.
  2. Place half the meat in the bottom of a casserole dish.
  3. Add half the onions, potatoes and carrots.
  4. Add another layer of the meat and then vegetables.
  5. Top with salt and pepper along with parsley.
  6. Cook at 300 for 2 hours
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calories
586
fat
20g
protein
49g
carbs
52g
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For dessert, try a traditional Irish Soda Bread or Fruit Loaf known as Barmbrack. Irish Soda bread is super easy and doesn’t require many ingredients.

Irish Soda Bread
Serves 4
Delicious bread for dessert
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205 calories
39 g
5 g
2 g
7 g
1 g
109 g
517 g
3 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
109g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205
Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 517mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 39g
13%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
9%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ¾ cup self-raising wholemeal flour
  2. ¾ cup of plain flour
  3. ½ tsp salt
  4. ½ tsp baking soda
  5. 1 cup of buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Form a well in the center of the mix and pour in the buttermilk, quickly mixing with a fork to form a dough.
  4. You may need to add extra flour if it is overly sticky.
  5. Put onto a lightly floured surface and knead the bread lightly.
  6. Form into a round ball and flatten.
  7. Place it on a lightly floured baking sheet.
  8. Cut a cross into the top of the dough and bake for 30 minutes and then allow to cool.
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calories
205
fat
2g
protein
7g
carbs
39g
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It is fun to tap into the luck of the Irish and celebrate with good food, friends, and family. What recipes do you use to celebrate March 17th? Let us know in the comments. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us at Omaha Moms Blog.

 

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