St. Patrick’s Day is a time for fun and is definitely not just limited to the Irish. Rooted in deep tradition, cities across America will take part by throwing parties, parading down the streets and cooking up some otherwise normal recipes but with a touch of green.

Checkout some of the things we plan on doing this year for St. Paddy’s Day!





Start the day right by wearing your best. Green is the theme!





Grab your sunglasses and head out to the parade!

The X-Ray GL2400 Green sunglasses are the perfect accessory for St. Patrick’s Day. Festive and stylish, you’ll want to wear them all the time, not just for the holiday fun.



Oh my lucky stars! What have the kids done?!
If you’ve ever tried catching a Leprechaun, you’ll know just how difficult it can be. We recommend doing it this way.



Finally, end the day with a hearty meal.

Authentic CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE recipe

What you'll need:
4 lb corned beef brisket - 'silverside' if available
3 lrg carrots cut into 1 inch chunks
6 to 8 small onions, roughly chopped
1 tsp powdered English mustard
1 lrg sprig of fresh thyme and several parsley stalks bound together
1 cabbage
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Set the corned beef in a large pot with the carrots, onions, mustard powder and herbs
2. Fill pot with cold water making sure to cover everything; bring to a boil and then simmer for 1 hour. Skim the fat from top from time to time
3. Discard the outer leaves of the cabbage and cut into quarters, Add to the pot. * Cook for an additional hour or two, or until the meat and vegetables are tender
4. Serve the corned beef cut into thin slices and surrounded by the vegetables

*We recommend serving this meal with a generous amount of potatoes, boiled in their skins, and don't forget the mustard!


What a day…. It’s time for a Shamrock Shake!

What you’ll need:
2 cups of vanilla icecream
1 cup of milk
¼ tsp of mint extract
8 drops of green food coloring
Whipped cream topping (optional)

Directions:
Blend all the ingredients above in a blender. Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream and enjoy!
Prep time: 5 min.
Serves:
2 or 4 (depending on the size of the glass)