I wasn't intending to make corned beef and cabbage but after thinking about it, I just might make some on the 17th. The gray corned beef. I'm told that my Irish grandmother used to sniff "That's not Irish." Maybe I'll throw in a few corned spareribs if I can find them. Yummy!
And on the 18th, I'll be going to the parade in South Boston. I hope the weather is good. :-) When I was young, I used to think St Paddy's Day was better than Christmas because I got to see more friends and family and eat lots more really good food. Unfortunately, many of the relatives have passed on but we still have some great memories. Including the year that somebody crashed. We all thought she was with somebody else. It wasn't until after she'd left that we'd figured out she wasn't with any of us. She was nice, though. Oddly enough, we don't serve corned beef & cabbage on parade day because it's too messy and there are too many people.