March 13, 2012 6:53am CST
Well the luck of the Irish is right around the corner and of course a lot of restaurants do the usual Green Beer and Corned Beef and Cabbage. I remember my mother used to make it once a year on that day. She always boiled the meat and added the cabbage. After I grew up, I never really liked boiled meat so I started trying new things my way and made it like a roast. I placed the corned beef in a baking pan 9x13" and cut up cabbage around it and also added baby red potatoes and finger carrots. The flavor was so different and much better tasting to me baking over the boiling. I used to get a white cake mix and add a couple drops of green dye to the cake mix and swirl the batter with a knife. It would come out marbleized green and white then I would make a green buttercream frosting and sprinkle the green sugar and always take the kids at school that I was roommother to. they never had parties for St Pattys day so it was always a treat to see their little faces to get a cupcake or cookie when least expected. I have heard somewhere that boiled eggs can be dyed green after they are boiled. Not sure how its done but I imagine we could ask the Cat in the Hat because he had Green Eggs and Ham! Do you make anything green for St Pattys Day?