I’m a big fan of tradition. On St. Patrick’s day, we eat corned beef and cabbage because it’s tradition. This is the one time of year our corned beef does not come out of a can in the form of hash. It is the only time of year we willingly eat cooked cabbage. We do this because its a well-known Irish tradition. Only it’s not. We tell stories St. Patrick driving all the snakes out of Ireland. Only he didn’t. Thank you History Channel for popping my little green bubble.
One of the great things about starting a family is the beginning of new traditions. Last year, I created a life altering sandwich that would dethrone the more widely accepted (non) traditional fare.
[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:8]This year was a little different in that Will asked for bangers and mash. If you also have no idea of what he’s talking about, it’s a traditional Irish meal of sausages and mashed potatoes served with brown gravy. I had only recently heard of the dish and wasn’t ready to give up my life altering sandwich. So we did both. We had the St. Patrick for lunch and bangers and mash for dinner. I imposed a slight deviation and served it with mixed veggies. Irish or not, it was awesome! Hence a new family tradition is born. Maybe next year, we’ll remember to have a beer and raise a toast to the guy that brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!