St Patrick’s Day Fun and Food

St Patricks Day BlogHopSt Patrick’s Day. When I think of this holiday, I think ‘Irish’ and ‘Green’.

We also think Corned beef and cabbage : )

I cook this every year around St Patrick’s Day (and any other time I can get away with it, LOL). So today I thought I’d share my take on the recipe.


1 (3 to 4 lb.) corned beef brisket

1 large head cabbage (preferably savoy)

6 cloves garlic, peeled

1 pound carrots, peeled

6 large potatoes

1 stalk celery, thinly sliced

1/4 tsp. black pepper, ground

Wash brisket. Using a small sharp knife, cut tiny X slits in the meat and insert garlic cloves pieces.

Place the meat in a large Crock-Pot and cover with water.

Bring to a boil on high setting. Boil for 10 minutes, skimming off the grey foam that rises to the surface using a wire skimmer or large spoon.

Reduce heat to lower setting and allow to simmer (not boil) for 5 hours, adding water as needed to keep covered.

Meanwhile, prepare vegetables. Quarter the cabbage, dice potatoes and carrots.

During last few hours, add vegetables and continue to cook until vegetables are tender.  


 Since I love giving stuff away 🙂 On this hop, I’ll be giving away a $10 Amazon gift card (winner will be drawn on Sunday) plus all commenters are entered into the Hop’s grand prize drawings.

Just answer the question in the comments: What comes to mind when you think of St Patrick’s day, and do you have any traditional ways to celebrate?

And don’t forget to visit the other wonderful authors in this hop, and see what goodies they’re giving away…

…We’re having a Blog Hop to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and wearing green! Over 120 authors are going to be telling anything they can about being Irish, celebrating the day, wearing green, drinking green beer… pretty much anything!

Each author will be giving away a prize. Like a swag pack, gift cards, ebooks, print books, and so much more.

PLUS We have TWO Grand Prizes for TWO different winners! *gasp*

Grand Prize 1: Winner’s Choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

Grand Prize 2: Winner’s Choice of a $90 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card

Isn’t that exciting? LOL. So you as a reader – what do you have to do? Well, come on over to these websites on Friday March 16th and comment on as many as you want. The grand prize winners will be chosen at random from the commenters – meaning you can comment on EACH blog – meaning 120 entries to the grand prize.

CLICK HERE to see the other hoppers 🙂

And good luck ya’ll 🙂

About Amber Kallyn

Amber Kallyn is the author of paranormal erotic romances and urban fantasy.

Posted on March 16, 2012, in Blog Hops, Giveaways and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 56 Comments.

  1. We’re not Irish, but we always have corned beef and cabbage so that’s what I think of. Our area has a huge St. Pat’s Day parade which I’ll probably watch a little of on TV.


  2. First thing that comes to mind is beer lol But then… I realize it’s more about celebrating with family and enjoying life. And for those that maybe don’t like corned beef I say go with a good ol shepherds pie or Guinness beef stew. Yummmo

  3. Believe it or not I have never had corned beef. Maybe i will have to try some this year.

    Happy St. Pattys Day!


  4. Green desserts! On St. Patrick’s Day, I pretty much wear green and then eat green food. That’s it.

    theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{DOT }com

  5. DESSERTS! (and Baileys)
    My tradition is just to drink Baileys & Coffee on the day 🙂
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  6. Green everything! My fav color…my tradition is eating with my family
    Happy St. Patty’s Day


  7. First thing that comes to mind is corned beef and cabbage. Look forward to it every year.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  8. First thing that comes to mind is green. The only way I celebrate is to wear green. Though I did recently come across the idea of green cupcakes…


    PS I went and voted for sexy vampire…sooooo glad you had Angel in there 😀

  9. I am Irish so I wear green and cook a broiled dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for the recipe and great giveaway! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  10. When I think of St. Patrick’s Day, the first thing that comes to mind is shamrocks and green. I don’t really celebrate the holiday (and I ALWAYS forget to wear green!) But to those of you who enjoy it, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  11. the first thing i think of is green and the music

    generally i wear green and i read a book with an irish hero or ireland

    thanks you a lot for this giveaway

    all the best and Happy St Patrick’s Day


  12. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    When I think of St. Patrick’s Day I think about thing that is green, and my dads birthday, because it is the day after.

  13. First thing that comes to mind is “green”
    I’m so original…
    And, not I have no traditions :-/

    cigam9 at gmail dot com

  14. savannah miller

    Sexy Irish men is the first thing I think of 😉
    For Saint Patrick’s Day me and my kids wear green and this year we are making cupcakes with green icing

  15. We don’t celebrate St. Patric Day in my country, so I don’t have any memories to share. When I see the TV relations from other countries there are many drinking and singing people wearing funny hats. I think for most it’s just an excuse to get drunk. However I like the other symbol of Ireland – clover.
    A four-leaf clover brings luck. I loved looking for them as a child.



  16. I am a wee bit O Irish, I love Leprachauns, and the mystery of the end of rainbows.

    Happy St Pattys Day !


  17. Green! What else? 🙂 It’s my favorite color, so it’s always fun to see everyone dressing up in it.


  18. The first thing that comes to mind is my mom’s corned beef and cabbage!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  19. when I think of St. Patrick’s day I think of being pinched and eating green colored food … memories of a child.

    Now, I wear green and make corned beef and cabbage! YUM!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  20. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
    Thanks for hopping with me today!


  21. I’m part Irish but I don’t really do anything to celebrate. I may wear green if I remember but that is about it.
    Happy St. Patty’s Day!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  22. The thing that come to mind is green leprechauns. 🙂 I dont do much for St. Patty’s day. I wear green and go to the parade. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  23. It may be childish, but I still think of Leprechauns when I think of St. Patrick’s day. I have never had a tradition, although this year I am corning some beef!

  24. the color green comes to mind when i think of St Patrick’s Day. I am Irish and I celebrate by watching the NYC parade, wearing green and drinking green beer!

    Happy st patrick’s day!

  25. What comes to my mind is being pinched by annoying people who think they are the first one all day to get me for not wearing green. Ugghhh! I don’t have much green in my wardrobe and so yeah, I might forget to wear it. But pinching me isn’t going to win you any points LOL

    Thanks for the post and participating in the hop!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  26. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  27. The answer to both questions is: Irish Whiskey!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  28. What I think of when I think of St. Patty’s Day is Ireland, accents, kilts, shamrocks, etc.
    I don’t generally celebrate other than wearing green.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  29. Thanks for the chance to win and happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  30. Green and leprechauns come to mind. I even learned to spell leprechauns correctly today!

    Thanks for the recipe of corned beef and cabbage. People have been talking about it all day and I’m getting curious. We don’t celebrate this day in Iceland, but I wish we did.

  31. I like corned beef and since I haven’t had it in awhile I’m craving some. Green also comes to mind on St. Patrick’s Day.


  32. I guess I just think about green and clovers…we don’t really celebrate it down here in South Louisiana!

    Thanks so much!

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  33. First thing that comes to mind is sexy Irish men in kilts and their hot accent…what was the rest of the question?! lol


  34. Green Beer!! LOL!! Right now its green cupcakes, I have a 2 year old.

  35. The first thing that comes to mind is the color green.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  36. I don’t really celebrate…however, I might wear green just for the fun of it! And the first thing that comes to mind…is shamrocks, Ireland, sexy accents! LOL! Happy St. Pat’s Day! Thx for the giveaway op! 🙂

    barbbattaglia @

  37. I think of Savannah and their big celebration.


  38. Enjoyed your post .Have a happy St. Patricks Day and a fantastic weekend

  39. St. Patrick’s Day is a National Holiday at my house. We get ready for the parade at 7 which starts at 10. Then we go to the in laws and eat, eat, eat. Play games with the kiddos and eat some more. Some members exchange gifts. Then it is off to the pub crawl. Fun times for everyone.
    bournmelissa AT hotmail DOT com

  40. Thank you so much for participating in this hop!

    Gena Robertson

  41. I think of some Irish drinking songs, I always bake soda bread on St. Patty’s Day.


  42. Leprechauns and shamrocks are what comes to mind when I think about St. Patrick’s Day.

    We don’t celebrate, but we do wear green.


  43. thanks for the hop and hope you have great st pat day
    and t hen in inly the day and then i am going to fair and then wish my sister happy bd

  44. It is definitely a fun day around here while we celebrate my twin son’s birthday tomorrow.

    Caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  45. I think of leprechauns. We don’t celebrate it.


  46. I will wear green & my shamrock pin. Tonight, I made corned beef reubens for dinner. I might have a beer…but it won’t be green. It will be amber.

    Erin Go Bragh!

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  47. Maria Pronounced Mariah

    The only thing I have ever done for st. Patricks day is wear green.

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  48. This first thing that should come to mind for me is to wear green. The kids I work with love to catch you not wearing green! Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Green is my favorite color and I get to see a lot of it on this day. We will have ham, colcannan and soda bread. BTW you should try cooking your corned beef in Guinness, Yum.

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