St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop

I’m not Irish. And if I had any ancestors from the Emerald Isle in my family tree, they were hundreds of years ago. Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll celebrate anything as long as there’s food involved.

I love food.

Our traditional St. Paddy’s Day feast is the American traditional meal of corned beef boiled with potatoes and cabbage. Yum. Where we differ from many is that my dad takes the already corned packages from the store and corns (soaks them in brine and spices) for another 3 days. Mmmm is that good. My mouth waters just thinking about it.

He called me on Monday and asked how much he should pick up for me from the store so he could get to brining it. I told him 8-10 pounds. While I could eat most of that myself, I am forced to share with my husband and three kids. Then again, my oldest is going to a Flogging Molly concert on St. Pat’s Day so that just means more for me:-)

I also like Irish Soda Bread although I rarely make it. Perhaps I will make corned beef hash with the leftovers and make the bread to go with it. Now that’s a meal!

So what’s your favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day? One person who comments will receive a $10 USD amazon gift card for the Blog Hop. Click Here to visit other sites for other great prizes.

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Carrie Ann Ryan

Lia Davis

Jesse Kimmel – Freeman

Heather Thurmeier

Gem Savid

Emily Cale

Kharisma Rhayne

Megan Slayer

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Cassandra Carr

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Sandra Bunio

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Tracy Sumner

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Kacey Hammell

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Eliza Gayle

Natasha Blackthorne

Allison Merritt

Sandra Sookoo

Tara Lain

Lila Shaw

Dianne Hartsock

Ella Jade

Bella Street

In a Dream Beyond

Jessica E. Subject

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A Girl with a Computer

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Stephanie Queen

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Linda Andrews

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Lissa Matthews

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Victoria Adams

Daryl Devore

Adriana Kraft

Kaye Manro

Amber Kallyn

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Diane Alberts

Michael Mandrake

Nikki Brandyberry

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Stephanie Haefner

Lisa Kumar

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Liana Brooks

Tory Michaels

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Wendy Smith

SL Carpenter

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The Ebook Reviewers (Viari Rose)

Dark Haven Book Reviews


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Roz Lee

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Liz Crowe

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59 Responses to St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop

  1. Amber Preer says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    My favorite thing would have to be the green beer.

  2. acm05 says:

    My favorite is the corned beef and cabbage too. One year I added extra stuff to the corned beef but decided it didn’t do much, I just use as little water as possible to keep the spice flavor strong. I baked it in the oven once, but found it gets softer on the stove top.


  3. Sara G says:

    It gives me an excuse to be drunk…Just kidding. I’m 100% Irish, so I like to celebrate where my family originally came from and share it with my not Irish husband and half Irish kids 🙂

  4. dreabecraft says:

    I don’t eat Irish food even though it runs through my veins lol.

    I really enjoy going out with my friends like I do every year.

    Happy St. Pattys Day!


  5. Krista says:

    The green food!!!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{DOT }com

  6. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I love Irish Stew

  7. I don’t particularly celebrate other than wearing green and I don’t really drink or anything so I guess I don’t have a favorite thing :/

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  8. JeanP says:

    Look forward to the corned beef and cabbage every year.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  9. debbie says:

    I love the corned beef and cabbage too. But, I think my favorite is the homemade irish creme brownies I make for dessert.

  10. miki says:

    Happy St Patrick Day
    my favorite thing about it: ambiance and music

    all the best


  11. savannah miller says:

    My favorite thing is spending all day making cupcakes with my kids 🙂 We put green icing on them and little shamrock sprinkles!

  12. H.D. Thomson says:

    Well, shoot! I’ve never had corned beef and cabbage. I seriously need to try it. My favorite thing is green beer. It just feels so strange drinking beer that is green. 🙂

  13. Katey says:

    I have to agree with your eldest: Flogging Molly is my favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day. (And most other days, but hey!) 😀

  14. Joan says:

    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.

  15. Lioness says:

    My favorite thing is seeing all the green 🙂

    cigam9 at gmail dot com

  16. kym says:

    Well, when the kids were small, I enjoyed making green GOO with them each year. Now they are teens..they tend to do their own thing. This year I will post cute things on FB to entertain my friends.

    Happy St Pattys Day !

  17. Ashley E says:

    I love seeing all the people in green. Green is my favorite color, so it’s definitely a feast for the eyes. 🙂


  18. Lisa Walker says:

    My favorite thing i my mom’s corned beef and cabbage! We go every year and we HAVE to wear something green!
    Thanks for the chance to win and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  19. Shannon says:

    From when I was little I remember searching for hours on end for a four-leaf clover. Never did find one but kept searching!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and thanks for the giveaway!
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  20. I’m not a fan about cooking so for St. Patrick’s day I look forward to Cracker Barrel’s corned beef and cabbage!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  21. June M. says:

    My favorite thing about St. Patty’s Day is that it reminds me of my grandfather. He was always proud of the Irish part of his heritage (I am not sure how much he had) and he loved to collect “Kiss Me I’m Irish” merchandise.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  22. Lexie@BookBug says:

    I don’t really have a favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day. I usually even forget to wear green!
    Oh well! Happy St. Patty’s Day anyway!
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  23. Shadow says:

    My favorite thing? The celebrating and traditions. Its a fun holiday! I enjoy spending time with my family and dressing up and enjoying! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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


  25. Juliana says:

    I am corning some beef right now! I prefer just corned beef and hash, cabbage not so much! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. won’t let me comment for some reason. St. Patrick’s day was fun when we were kids. Now, I don’t do much with it.

  27. catherine c says:

    my favorite thing is watching the NYC parade

  28. enyce122 says:

    I love all the green that’s seen on St.Patrick’s day!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  29. bookattict says:

    My fave thing is Irish Whiskey!

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

  30. Nikki says:

    Green Beer!!!! LOL…And having fun with friends!!

  31. Sue Sattler says:

    My mother and I always went to the Irish Pub and had corned beef and cabbage before she passed away. Great memory!


  32. LaTanya says:

    I look forward to seeing people in various shades of green.

  33. I’m 42 but never had green beer… and I don’t think I’ll have it this year, either, lol…

    Armand Rosamilia

  34. It was never celebrated in my family 😦 So my favorite thing is to buy green cupcakes!!

    Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop!

    Gena Robertson

  35. Na says:

    I like learning about the legends and lore associated with the holiday and spending family time eating great home-cooked food.


  36. Barbara says:

    I don’t really have a favorite thing…anymore. But my grandmother used to fix the BEST cabbage rolls! Happy St. Pat’s Day…thx for the giveaway op! 🙂

    barbbattaglia @

  37. Andrea I says:

    I don’t have anything favorite. It’s just another day to me.


  38. Like you, I too am a foodie…love, love, love food. Not just eating, either…I love cooking it! 🙂 My favorite part of St. Paddy’s Day is making corned beef sandwiches on rye bread, with apple/plum chutney (yes, a bit unorthodox…but it goes SO well with the salinity of the corned beef), along with stewed cabbage. So, cooking, and eating with family…this special meal…is my favorite part of St. Paddy’s Day! 😀

    Thank you for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop! 🙂

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

  39. Carrie says:

    I like playing pranks on my son and telling him it’s a leprechaun 🙂

    Thanks so much!

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  40. lilblupixie says:

    My favorite thing about St. Patricks Day is spending it with my husband doing something special cause its our wedding anniversary 18 years tomorrow .

  41. Mel B says:

    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. All of it is my favorite!
    bournmelissa AT hotmail DOT com

  42. Romance Reader Enthusiast says:

    My favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day is that our family would get together and have a jiggs dinner (N.E. boiled dinner). Then we would all sit down together and watch the local parade. It was a great family activity. Those are now just memories since a lot of the family have passed away.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day,

  43. Erica Pike says:

    The music, laughs, and leprechauns 🙂

  44. Krysykat says:

    I love the green beer 😉


  45. lexnick says:

    I look forward to corned beef and cabbage. It’s the only day of the year that we eat it.
    Lmackesy at gmail dot com

  46. Vanessa N. says:

    I love blog hops. Thanks for the chance.

  47. VanillaOrchids says:

    My favorite part would probably have to be just seeing people wearing green. I don’t celebrate it more than the wearing of green really.
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day.


  48. Cathy M says:

    We celebrate all things Irish tomorrow at my twin son’s birthday. They are definitely my licky charms.

    Caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  49. Susan W. says:

    We’re not Irish so we don’t do anything special for that day. Well, this blog hop is special so I guess that counts! Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Tina B says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I love how friendly everyone is. They are always smiling and offering everyone a drink. Thank you for the giveaway!

    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  51. bn100 says:

    I like the corned beef.

  52. Catherine Lee says:

    My favorite thing is that it signals the start of Spring.
    Erin Go Bragh!

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  53. Maria Pronounced Mariah says:

    Hope it’s not to late to be included.


    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  54. Hi, My fav is the corned beef and cabbageand old Movies like Darby Ogill and the little people. I would love to know how to “corn” beef my self as much as we eat 🙂

    brandyzbooks at yahoo dot com

  55. donnas says:

    Green is my favorite color. So its cool to have a day when you are supposed to wear it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  56. Congrats to Lisa Walker who won the $10 Amazon Gift card

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