Looking for some luck this St. Patrick’s Day? It is as easy as indulging in some delicious foods this March 17th. Out of tradition and folklore, certain foods have become associated with bringing good luck and well wishes to those that consume them. Just like black eyed peas and cabbage on New Year’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day has its very own culinary traditions.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Mention Irish cuisine in America and the first thought that pops into people minds is corned beef. Made with beef brisket, corned beef can seem complicated for many home cooks to perfect. However, there are some foolproof recipes that you can use to whip up this Irish classic. Of course if the kitchen isn’t your forte, most grocery stores offer prepared versions of corned beef. Don’t forget to serve this meat with a side of cabbage. This dish symbolizes wealth and luck and is eaten on special holidays, such as St. Patrick’s Day.

Irish Soda Bread

This fresh baked treat started out as a staple in poor Irish kitchens. Made with common kitchen staples, such as baking soda, flour, and milk, Irish soda bread recipes have been transformed into a delicious baked good. Some prefer the plain classic recipe with butter or jam. However, others raise the bar by adding in raisins, nuts, or dried fruits. Whatever recipe you follow, Irish soda bread is a cost effective and relatively easy Irish treat to prepare for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Guinness Lamb Stew

While you could just kick back a couple of these iconic Irish brews, we recommend using some Guinness to infuse some delicious flavors into a cut of lamb. Warm up by a cozy fire with a bowl of filling Guinness lamb stew. Nothing is more Irish than these two ingredients and they come together so well in this dish. Complemented with common stew vegetables, like potatoes, carrots, peas, and onions, you can make your own mark on this dish by adding your favorite stew ingredients.

Want to enjoy these delicious foods without any hassle? Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day celebration and let someone else take care of the kitchen. Let personal chef, John Deatcher, and his expert catering staff at Foodini’s take care of all the work for you. Foodini’s has built an excellent reputation in offering expert chef services and a meal delivery service in New Jersey. Only the freshest and purest ingredients are used to create their succulent dishes to please even the most pickiest of palettes. Whether you are looking for a private chef or a solution to catering, Foodini’s is standing by to please.

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