We celebrated St. Paddy’s Day 24 hours after March 17th. I’m pretty sure St. Patrick would not have had any problem with this late celebration. We, just like everyone who adopts the Irish heritage on St. Patrick’s day, cooked all the Irish trimming on March 18th. Every year, on this day, my mom bakes her infamous Irish soda bread. That’s not the only thing she does on St Pat’s, she retells the story of how she acquired the traditional Irish soda bread recipe. A recipe given to her by Mayor Koch’s housekeeper, cook- something like that. Her story never changes, which leads me to believe she’s not fibbing.
So the Irish soda bread, along with the 4 corn beefs briskets, and the 6 large cabbages were served. Left overs were forthcoming. However, this year there was something special added to our St. Paddy’s Day celebration.
A couple of couples! Dear to the heart! This is the Luck of The Irish! As well as, an Irish blessings!
Now, even though, it was an Irish celebration, our little Emma’s swash buckling sword put great-grandpa to sleep. Ha! It was all that corn beef and cabbage that really did it.
Happy Belated St. Patrick’s Day!