Adopt a holiday and have fun! Let’s face it families are a blend of cultures today. In my house growing up my mom made a mean corned beef with boiled potatoes and cabbage several times a year just for dinner because it was easy to make; she is half German so boiled potatoes were a common fixture at the dinner table. The celebration of St. Patrick’s Day included Corned beef, but required us to wear orange to school, not green, due to the wishes of my Grandma Mary who was Scottish. Scots wouldn’t be caught dead in green.
We moved to Spain during an influential part of my childhood and boiled potatoes and mince ( simmered ground beef with bullion and onions) gave way to plenty of garlic and Spanish flavors on the table. Somewhere in my memory bank is the combination of potatoes, garlic, tomatoes and my parents drinking red wine in a dark cavernous bar in Spain, my sister and I loving every flavor of the combination with our “agua sin gas”.
Update Your St. Patrick’s Day Menu
by Salty Fig