Our home has a pretty minimal but growing devotion to St. Patrick.
I do confess, I mostly celebrate this feast as a cultural celebration (meaning I'm American) but I am making an effort to learn more about him and teach my kids about him too.
Maybe next year we will do pious things.
But this year Travis and I drank Irish whiskey at dinner.
We had green napkins and corned beef with mashed potatoes and freshly baked, homemade Irish soda bread. It was delicious.
For dessert I made rainbow jello.
It looks a little trippy but was actually kinda pretty and the kids loved it. It was time consuming but worth it, especially because it meant we all got to eat the same thing.
L and Ben told me all about St. Patrick, and they did a good job of it too. Maybe next year we'll start the tradition of praying St. Patrick's breastplate prayer. That would be nice, wouldn't it?
St. Joseph's feast day is coming up this Thursday. It's JP's name day and I have planned the incredibly average meal of noodles and sausage. What about you?
Happy feast day, friends. I'll leave you with my favorite Irish song, I'll Tell Me Ma, performed by Van Morrison and The Chieftains: