I got up early this St. Patrick's Day in search of a brisket. I went shopping to Redner's in Northampton last night and they were all out. I have never made one and for some reason I was determined to today. I like corned beef so I thought, why not. It was delish!! I made it in the crockpot with potatoes and carrots and covered it with wedges of cabbage, it got very tender, a little salty for Parke, but he now knows that he to likes corned beef.
In honor of the holiday, I thought I share some St. Patrick's Day Trivia:
- It is said the St. Patrick Died on March 17th, hence we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on this date.
- St. Patrick’s real name was Maewyn Succat and he was born in Scotland (not Ireland!) around 385 A.D.
- Leprechauns are the official shoe makers of the fairy kingdom.
- Shamrock is the national flower of Ireland.
- The Christian Church of Ireland was founded by St. Patrick.
- It is said that St. Patrick died at the age of 79 in 464 A.D.
- The St. Patrick’s Day custom came to America in 1737. It was first celebrated publically in the U.S. in Boston.
- On St. Patrick’s Day, in Chicago the rivers are dyed green.
- Green is affiliated with St. Patrick’s Day because it is the color of Spring.
- On St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland people traditionally wear small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps.
- If you are caught without wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll be pinched!
- Traditional St Patrick’s Day food includes, Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and of course, Guinness.Ah, what I wouldn't do for a Guinness right now, but I guess that will have to wait for some other time.In the meantime -Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!Happy St. Patrick's Day and that's another day in Catasauqua.