One of the best things about holidays (even low-key holidays) is the simple fact that good food is almost always a part of the celebrating; I love nothing more than getting together with my favorite people over a tasty selection of holiday treats. And while corned beef might not be typically classified as a treat, you might think otherwise if you take the time to brine your own. Yeah, you can do that! Or if that doesn’t sound fun to you, I think the slow cooker version looks equally delectable. You can find the recipes for both of those, as well as a host of other St. Patrick’s Day recipes in the list below. Check it out for everything you need to make your St. Patty’s Day celebration complete:
1. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
Pick up a corned beef, toss it in your slow cooker with some cabbage and voila — corned beef and cabbage right in time for St. Paddy’s.
(via Design Mom)
2. Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd’s pie is at the top of many people’s comfort food lists. Since it’s apparently an Irish staple, I’m totally on board with any excuse to serve it up.
(via The Appetizing Bite)
3. Irish Colcannon
Have you made colcannon before? It’s basically simple mashed potatoes gone green with a little kale and some scallions worked in. Tasty!
(via Boulder Locavore)
4. Homemade Corned Beef
Sure you could pick up a pre-brined one at the grocery store, but where’s the fun in that? Brine your own beef by following these basic instructions.
(via Relishing It)
5. Irish Soda Bread
Dense and filling, I can almost smell it baking right now!
(via Taste of Divine)
6. Irish Stew
To keep with Irish tradition, make this dish with lamb instead of beef. Looks so hearty and delicious!
(via The Kitchen Witch)
7. Whiskied Browned Bread Pudding
I don’t exactly know what makes this bread pudding an Irish one, but doesn’t it look delectable? Use your leftover soda bread for this recipe, if you have any!
(via Half Her Size)
8. Irish Potato Soup
Ireland and potatoes go together like … what, cookies and milk? I don’t know, but this soup is simple and filling and what more could you ask for?!
(via Boulder Locavore)
9. Reuben Sandwich
Sometimes the best thing about a meal is left-overs the next day. Use yours to make this deluxe reuben sandwich because yum!
(via The Egg Farm)
10. Corned Beef Hash
I might be tempted to make the corned beef just so I can make this hash the next morning.
11. Irish Apple Cake
Cap off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with this Irish apple cake — sweet way to end the day!
(via Kleinworth & Co.)