Céad míle fáilte romhat! Today is Saint Patrick's Day. For me, of course, it's all about the food. This year, we're honoring the American side of Irish American, bowing to the mostly American tradition of corned beef and cabbage, which is virtually unknown in Ireland (though bacon and cabbage is a popular dish). There will definitely be creamy, buttery champ with scallions, which is Irish all the way!
You won't find green beer at my house...that "tradition" alledgedly began in Canada. My preferred pint is Guinness (but Beamish and Murphy's are also in the running).Mr. Junkie's palate requires something a little lighter, so there are a couple of bottles of Harp Lager stashed away...with any luck, it will be just enough to hold my German gent until Ocktoberfest!
We wish you all Beannachtam Ná Fhéile Pádraig! (Happy St. Patrick's Day!) May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!
Please celebrate safely! Slán agus beannacht leat!