Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2010 Uncategorized 14

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  St. Patty’s Day has to be one of my favorite holidays. Don’t let my red hair fool you, though.  I’m less than 5% Irish! However,  I lived outside of Chicago for several years, and Chicago does St. Patrick’s Day BIG!  The Chicago River is dyed green (not too far from its orginal color!) and a pretty amazing parade occurs every year.

Tonight we’ll be having an authentic Irish-American dinner, complete with corned beef, cabbage & potatoes.  For dessert we’ll have shamrock cookies and green jello!

Tonight my boys & I will be reading Magic Tree House #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter by Mary Pope Osborne. Do you have a favorite St. Patrick’s Day book, or book by an Irish author?  Do you do anything particular for St. Patrick’s Day, or is it just another day for you?

  • http://bermudaonion.wordpress.com bermudaonion (Kathy)

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you too! I’ve never been anywhere that had a big celebration. It will be just another day for me.

  • http://cindysloveofbooks.blogspot.com Cindy

    Its just another day here for us. We are all wearing a green shirt. Sunday was the ST Patricks parade but we didn’t go because it was pouring the whole day.

    Hmm your dinner sounds good. Hmm wonder if I can get a flight down in time? LOL

    • http://www.jennsbookshelves.com Jenn

      It was delicious!

  • http://litandlife.blogspot.com Lisa

    I’m trying a new recipe tonight–a St. Patrick’s Linguine! It’s got the corned beef and cabbagebut it’s also got linguine and cream sauce. Not to authentic but I think I’ll made some Irish soda bread to go with it. My kids are partially Irish so they do think we should try to do something right!

    • http://www.jennsbookshelves.com Jenn

      Oh that sounds good! I’d love to see a recipe (I have a lot of corned beef and cabbage left over!)

  • http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com carol

    No plans for St. Patrick Day. We did read S is for Shamrock last night, though.

    • http://www.jennsbookshelves.com Jenn

      That’s a perfectly acceptable way of celebrating :)

  • http://mindingspot.blogspot.com Wendy

    Great ideas to celebrate! We used to go to an Irish bar and have green beer, but that was way back in the day before we had kids. Now, it’s a quiet night at home, and just wear something green :)

    • http://www.jennsbookshelves.com Jenn

      This is the first time we’ve ever done anything other than just wearing green. My boys are both old enough to participate :)

  • Freda

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

  • Judy Schu

    Jennifer,
    I would guess you are less than 20% Irish…but more than 5% Both of my parents have some Irish in their family trees.

    • http://www.jennsbookshelves.com Jenn

      Thanks for the clarification, Mom. Love you!

  • http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/ Sheila DeChantal

    I am around 40% Irish but no, I don’t do anything….. I wore green today that’s about it. Its never really been a big deal to me…. I think years ago my hubby and I went out with friends when it fell on a weekend but that’s about it. :)

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