History Of St Patricks Day
St Patrick Is The Patron Saint Of Ireland
Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe
Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe
Corned Beef and Cabbage has always been a huge hit here in America however it was never served until very recently in Ireland. Sausages or Irish Bacon was the traditional meal in Ireland. Did you know that the Celts brought Cabbage to Europe from Asia around 500 BC. But no one in Ireland thought to serve Corned Beef and Cabbage until very recent times.
Who Was St Patrick
St Patrick the patron saint of Ireland is one of Christianity's best beloved and most well known Saints. But he would probally be really surprised if he knew of his popularity today because there really is very little known about St Patrick.
Why There Are No Snakes In Ireland
If you grew up Catholic then you know all the legends about St Patrick and how he drove the snakes out of Ireland and that why even today that there are no snakes in all of Ireland.
St Patricks Day
As we all know St Patricks day is celebrated on March 17th which is also St Patricks feast day and the day of his death back in the fifth century. The people of Ireland have celebrated St Patricks day for well over a thousand years and when all the Irish immigrants came to America they brought the holiday with them.
The First St Patricks Day Parade
I bet you didn't know that the very first St Patricks day parade wasn't in Ireland but in America. Irish Soldiers serving with the British Millitary marched thru New York City on March 17th, 1762.
The Great Potato Famine Of Ireland
The Great Potato Famine
The Great Potato Famine in Ireland lasted from 1845-1852 and it can be blamed on a potato disease called late blight. When the famine occurred more than a third of all the people in Ireland depended on the potato for all their food.
Before the famine was over there had been more than a million people in Ireland who had died of starvation and another million fled Ireland for America.
In 1847 the poor were thrown off the land where they lived and they began to walk the countryside. When they would try to stop a land owner or a land owners agent would come along and try to move the poor along. So many people actually died walking along the roads of Ireland. The land owners went as far as to knock down the homes of the poor so they could not return and so people walking the roads would not be able to use the deserted houses for shelter. It is a fact that no one really knows how many people died in Ireland from the potato famine but most historians agree that there were more than a million deaths.
Did you know that President Andrew Jackson's family came to America and settled in South Carolina where Andrew Jackson was born because they were about to starve to death in Ireland. Our most famous Irish Catholic President was John F. Kennedy. His family came to America from Ireland as emigrants to escape the Irish Potato Famine.
Crockpot Irish Stew
Drawings And Photos Of The Potato Famine Times
Crockpot Irish Stew Recipe
Here is the recipe for a delightful and delicious Crockpot Irish Stew that your sure to love. Try it and see what you think. It is one of my all time favorites.
You will need for your Crockpot Irish Stew Recipe
1. 2 Pounds Of Boneless Lamb cut into small cubes. In a plastic bag place 1/2 cup plain flour, 1 Teaspoon Salt, and 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper and shake your lamb cubes in the bag. Brown the floured lamb cubes in a skillet with a little vegetable oil. You only have to brown them not cook them. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
2. 2 1/2 Cups of Beef Broth.
3. 2 Carrots Peeled and diced up small.
4. 4 Large Potatoes Peeled and diced up small.
5. 1 Large Onion Peeled and diced up small.
Place all of your ingredients into a 2 quart crockpot and set your heat on medium if possible and if not possible set the crock pot on high. Be sure that you brown your lamb and scrape the skillet out into the crockpot. You will want to cook for 8 hours. If you check it and your lamb is tender and the gravy thickened then it is ready to be served. You have just made delicious Crockpot Irish Stew
You can make this recipe with beef but it is the best made with the lamb. You can usually find lamb in most large supermarkets. But if you can't find lamb make it with beef.