A St. Patrick's Dinner Party
Growing up a Hannigan, my family took St. Patrick’s Day fairly seriously. Every March 17th, my Mom would make the classic meal of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes (of course), carrots, and homemade Irish soda bread. Now as an adult, I love continuing the tradition by making the meal and adding my own spin to it.
To drink we served up Guinness and Dublin Mules in copper mugs. We made soda bread, corned beef with whole grain mustard (in the Instant Pot which was a genius hack), crispy roasted potatoes, and cooked the rest of the veggies (more potatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage) in Guinness and beef broth.. We finished off the night with a four-layer naked carrot cake which isn’t inherently Irish but… carrots.
The table was set with baby’s breath in amber bottles, gold flatware (a family heirloom), marigold napkins, and a natural linen tablecloth. Lots of tea lights too.
Forget the tacky wiggly headbands and green dyed beer. Instead, go for a celtic inspired dinner party with delicious food and drink.