I'm not getting lamb this year for dinner as it's my Mam's 50th birthday the following week and I'm making it then for her birthday dinner. However hopefully I'll have the traditional green jelly trifle.
I'm also planning on being stereotypically fluthered, langered, locked, paralytic, plastered, scuttered, stocious, twisted and sozzled.*
Well sort of, St Paddys has always been a family day but this year a mate is having a party so I'm going to experiment with my tolerance levels since I haven't touched a drop since I got my gallbladder out. And I've persuaded my SO who usually the designated driver to actually get a taxi home.
Hi Irishkitty, corned beef is a traditional Irish American St Paddys tradition because when Irish immigrants were over there it was a cheaper substitute to pork. So a uniquely Irish American tradition, like calling it st patricia's (Patty) day??? lol
Whereas over here corned beef is a 'poor man's supper' (according to my Grandad) and not the kind of thing people eat on a special occasion.