St. Patrick’s Day is just 5 days away! This year the holiday conveniently falls on a Sunday which means that we’ll have all weekend to plan a fun Irish meal. (Hopefully it won’t take all weekend to do that, though!)
Over the past year I have featured two Irish dishes on my blog that would both make delicious St. Patrick’s Day dinners so I thought I would share them! Click on the photos to visit the appropriate recipe/blog entry.
This layered dish of vegetables, meat and creamy mashed potatoes is really easy to make. Use ground lamb for a true shepherd’s pie, but also feel free to substitute in ground beef to make the very similar cottage pie variation. View the recipe here.
Bangers and Mash
This dish is one of my all-time favorites. It features sausages (bangers) that have been cooked in a flavorful gravy/onion sauce and smothered with buttery potatoes (mash). The dish is then broiled until the potatoes are golden brown. Yum! This was our St. Patrick’s Day dinner last year and it might be dinner again this year if we don’t find something similarly delicious to make. You can view the recipe here.
4 thoughts on “Inspirations for St. Patrick’s Day Dinner”
Oh both look so yummy! Unfortunately I live with a man that doesn’t like potatoes…hmmm maybe I can make some just for me to eat.
Whatever you prepared on St. Patrick’s day…I’m sure it was delicious.
Thanks Karen! We actually prepared your version of beef and guinness pie for St. Patrick’s Day and it was (or should I say is… we’re still eating leftovers!) delicious! Mine wasn’t as pretty as yours though. 😉
I’m so glad you made it and enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know.