For the last few years our family has assembled for "what the kids call PIRISH".
The "cousins", who are mostly Polish, love to celebrate St Patty's Day and renamed it "Pirish", for the Polish and Irish heritage we all share.
This year is a busy one for the "kids" with weddings, vacations, new jobs and moving, so John and I are celebrating anyway!
Happy Hour for 2 is set up on my entry table ...
and I will be serving a "green" cocktail...
4 oz Malibu Rum
2 oz Blue Curacao
14 oz Orange Juice
Mix together in a large pitcher, makes 2 drinks!
I have just discovered this popcorn and it has become my FAVORITE new snack...
...it is SO addicting that I might need an intervention soon!
Depending on the weather, we hope be at Coleman's Irish Pub on the 17th in the Tipperary Hill section of Syracuse for some green beer and corned beef sandwiches. This Nor'easter might put a damper on this year's festivities - in years past we have spent a lot of the day outdoors, under the tent or on the patio!
The GREEN beer arrived a few weeks ago:
And Tipperary Hill is the only place where you will find the green stop light on the top and the red on the bottom.
As legend has it, the local Irish youth wouldn't stand for British red sitting on top of Irish green. They repeatedly threw stones to break the lights, over and over again. Supposedly, evil leprechauns were even blamed for some of the mischief. Eventually, the city's council relented, and an upside-down traffic light has directed cars at Tipperary Hill ever since.
So, CHEERS to whatever you celebrate on the 17th,
Happy St. Patrick's Day,
When Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angels sing. When Irish hearts are happy, All the world seems bright and gay. And when Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, they steal your heart away.