Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Top O' The Mornin' To Ya!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone!!

In honor of the patron saint of Ireland, we Americans often do things that have absolutely nothing to do with celebrating the life of a man who was able to convert most of Ireland to Christianity back in 432 A.D. We drink green beer, we dye rivers green, and "don we now our green apparel" throughout the country. We put shamrocks on our windows and have parades in the streets to celebrate (those of us who have it) our Irish heritage while flaunting all things green. 

Which is funny... because St. Patrick's original color associated with him was blue. Go figure.

Since most of my heritage is based in the United Kingdom (I'm mostly of Scottish heritage, some Irish & English, with a dash of French and Native American on the side), I have also been known to celebrate this fine holiday. This year I am making my first corned beef & cabbage meal (though it's in the Crockpot instead of boiled) and having friends over for dinner and beer. There's not really a good way to make a corned beef & cabbage dinner for 2 people - so all the better to share it!

Also, I thought I would share with you a bit of Celtic rock from my favorite Walt Disney World band - Off Kilter. Rock music with bagpipes... really? No. You can't go wrong. Here they're performing "Irish Rover" - one of my favorite songs they perform and seemingly appropriate for today.

How are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day?

1 comment:

Mags said...

I <3 Off Kilter...but you knew that. Did I tell you that the last time I went to Epcot we were walking by them while they were playing and I pointed to the lead singer and told my sister that he was so hot...and he looked at me, pointed back and winked! I almost fainted. We used to sit in front of the stage when they played all of the time when I worked there. *sigh*

Tonight I am making a traditional Irish dinner for the family. I am making lamb and colcannon and for dessert I made brown bread ice cream. :)