I love St. Patrick’s Day. Little leprechauns, corned beef and cabbage and yummy Irish beers. This year, I got to get into the spirit a little earlier than usual thanks to a St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids story I wrote for SheKnows. Although I am really not crafty, I had a ton of fun preparing, creating, photographing and writing that piece.
Tomorrow, I will deck the kids out in their (so cool) homemade shirts for St. Patrick’s Day and cook up a good ol’ New England boiled dinner. Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes … mmm. Can’t wait.
I am no expert when it comes to making corned beef. I simply buy the package in the meat section, use the seasonings and follow the directions. Easy peasy. Since it’s really not a good-for-you meal, I only make it once a year and I do it the way I have had for my entire life. It’s got that comfort appeal made that way, since it’s familiar and certain.
All I need to complete the meal is some good Irish beer.
Me? I am a big fan of Harp. Made by the same company that crafts Guinness (which I also love), it’s a smooth beer that goes down easy. That’s probably what I will get for tomorrow. But if you really want to drink like an Irishman, I asked around about what real Irishfolk – from the green isles themselves – drink.
Here’s the list, in no particular order: