Do you have plans for today? This is one of my favorite days of the year and I made my corned beef and cabbage yesterday..........
I prepped all my vegetables so they would be ready to put in with the corned beef once it had simmered for several hours.
The cabbage goes in last as it doesn't take long to cook. I usually cook cabbage, potatoes, carrots, turnips and rutabaga but I couldn't find rutabaga this year but I love it.
I got an Irish care package in the mail too from my daughter and her family........2 packages of my favorite Girl Scout cookies, some Kiss My Face lip balm in Peach and these little canisters that are magnetic on the bottom and will stick on the side of my frig or anything metal. I think I'm going to put spices in them. I had one already so now I have 5!
Plus, this beautiful book............published out of Anamosa, Iowa in the style of the old fashioned almanacs but filled with current articles many relating to the history of the region and filled with original artwork. I know I will enjoy this book.
and last but not least an original piece of art..........which is now proudly displayed on my refrigerator!
I hope you celebrate this fun day in some small way. I'm having my great dinner and I'm watching QVC all day as they have all things Irish with history, song and dance and a gay Irish atmosphere plus Waterford Crystal, artwork, hand carved walking sticks, beautiful sweaters and wovens, Connemara marble and more! I usually get something for myself each year in honor of my Irish heritage. Have a wonderfully happy St. Patrick' Day! Happy Trails!