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As store shelves turn green and Shamrock Shake commercials echo on all radios, people across the United States begin to prepare for the greatest day of March-
St. Patrick’s Day! With long parades and huge celebrations, don’t wait too long to plan your day! From morning to the next day, we have you covered with plenty of Irish recipes that will help make your St. Patrick’s Day a success.

 

 

Pre-Parade Snacks

Before spending all day at a parade, make sure that you grab something to eat! Try some of our easy recipes for delicious snacks that you can either eat at home, or take with you. Check out our recipe for Roast Beef and Brie Sliders- buttery, sweet and tangy mini sandwiches complete with Sparkle’s deli roast beef and brie cheese. For a lighter snack that will satisfy kids and adults alike, try our Bacon Turkey Wraps. These wraps, cut into snack-size pinwheels are easy to pack and filled with plenty of flavor. If you’re looking for something sweet that will give you energy to last the entire parade, try our recipe for Apple and Peanut Butter Snack Bites. With peanut butter, dried cranberries and apples, these snack bites will fuel your body for a long day of celebrations.

 

 

Drinks

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, most people will agree that there’s no celebration without the festive drinks. This year whether you’re attending the parade or hosting your own party, try some of these great drink recipes that look and taste like St. Patrick’s Day. For a bright green cocktail, try this recipe for Shamrock Juice- a combination of orange juice and colorful alcohol that mix to create a bright emerald drink. Another St. Patrick’s Day inspired recipe is the Irish Flag– a layered shooter drink that mimics the colors of the Irish flag, featuring Irish cream, green crème de menthe and Licor 43. Do you have kids or are underage guests attending your party? Then try this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day Punch, a fun green drink with pineapple juice, ginger ale and lime sherbet.

 

For more creative drink recipes: https://mixthatdrink.com/st-patricks-day-cocktails/

 

 

The Main Course

After a busy day of celebration, end your St. Patrick’s Day with a hearty Irish dinner. Check out our recipe for Irish Beer Beef Stew, a perfect comfort meal with juicy bites of beef roast and russet potatoes. Want to make a meal that doesn’t require a lot of work? Try this recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage, an Irish classic that can be prepped in the morning and cooked in a slow cooker during the day while you enjoy festivities elsewhere! Or if you have a little bit more time to prepare dinner, try this recipe for Shepherd’s Pie, with plenty of veggies masked by creamy mashed potatoes and a flavorful sauce, this meal will be a hit among everyone in the family.

 

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The Morning After  

While coming down from your St. Patrick’s Day celebratory high, don’t neglect all of the food opportunities that await the morning after the festivities. If you’re looking for something to do with your meat and potato leftovers, try making Corned Beef Hash. With crispy corned beef and buttery potatoes, this recipe will clean out your fridge while also providing a hearty breakfast. For another option, try our recipe for Kielbasa Pepper Hash and replace the kielbasa with corned beef. To cure that post-celebration headache pounding at your temples, use this recipe to make a pitcher of soothing Matcha Iced Tea. Containing lots of antioxidants, Matcha will flush out any St. Patrick’s Day toxins that are still lingering in your body while adding a tasty change to the average cup of tea.

 

Whether you’re traveling downtown for the parade or hosting a party, these recipes offer food that will be just as great as the festivities! Head to your local Sparkle Market to get all of the fresh ingredients that you need to make your St. Patrick’s Day celebration a successful one.

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