Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

My daughter Jaime found made this Shamrock or Four-leaf Clover when she was in Ireland last fall. She added the extra leaf and actually fooled a few Irish lads! Finding a real four-leaf clover is very rare and a symbol of good luck! The Shamrock with a fourth leaf also represents God's Grace. The four clover leaves symbolize...

One leaf is for FAITH...
The second for HOPE...
The third for LOVE..
And the fourth for LUCK!

In Irish tradition, the three-leaf clover represents the Trinity.

photo from flickr

The most common tradition on St. Patrick's Day is the wearing of the green! If not, you may get pinched!

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

On St. Patrick's Day we always have the same dinner menu. Since my husband is part Irish, it's always been a tradition that for dinner we have...

Corned Beef
(although, I usually fix Oriental Cole Slaw because no one really likes cooked cabbage in our home)!
Red Potatoes 
Irish Soda Bread
Lime Chiffon Pie




Roselle said...

Happy St. Paddy's Janet!
My 100% Irish husband (he of the Irish immigrant father, no less) does NOT like corned beef and cabbage! LOL So, I will not be cooking that tonight! LOL

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

You're cooking up one of my favourite meals and there is NO Irish in me! Have a great St. Patrick's Day!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Your menu sounds so good! We made cupcakes with green sprinkles and I made sure all of us wore green today! No pinching!
Enjoy your evening!

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