Celebrating with a green feast

I have always liked St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe it’s the fun activities we did in school or the fascination with rainbows and pots o’ gold, but I do enjoy the day somehow.

As I became of age, I loved the idea of enjoying “green” beer or drinks to celebrate the occasion. More recently though, I get really excited when the day draws near because I look forward to a great feast.

My fiance’s mom began a tradition in her family many years ago of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish meal – corned beef, cabbage and potatoes. Whether it is really a traditional Irish meal served on this day or not, she serves it proudly in honor of the saint – St. Patrick – more than the day.

Whatever the reason, it’s a feast of tasty, juicy corned beef, red potatoes and cabbage, and rye bread. I try not to miss it, I’ll go as far as having my fiance bring me leftovers if I can’t make it for dinner time. My mouth is watering just thinking of the beef.

Do you have any St. Patrick’s Day traditions? How do you celebrate?