St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, a day full of parades, celebration, Irish heritage, and all things green. Also called the feast of St. Patrick, this is yet another holiday where the food holds center stage.
This year Paula Deen’s test kitchen decided to spruce up our St. Patty’s Day menu. Using the traditional ingredients and Paula’s recipes, we came up with a fantastic menu. A twist on the traditional that your guests will be sure to love!
The meat is the center point of this delicious meal. Traditionally it is corned beef, a cured and salted cut of beef that is braised over a long period of time. Substitute this dish with Paula’s Pot Roast. Braised for hours in a crock-pot, this pot roast is delicious, tender and juicy.
And, now for the sides: No St. Patrick’s Day dinner is complete without cabbage. Paula’s country style fried cabbage is the perfect substitution for the blander boiled variety we are used to. Cooking the cabbage in bacon fat takes the flavor to a whole new level!
We all know the Irish love their potatoes, but who wants plain old boiled potatoes when you can have buttery buttermilk mashed potatoes? This dish is irresistibly creamy with an added richness from the buttermilk.
Paula’s honey lemon carrots are sweet and tangy, a perfect accompaniment to the rest of your meal.
You’ll definitely need something to sop up all the yumminess from your plate. Skip the Irish soda bread this year and make a batch of Paula’s garlic cheese biscuits. Flakey and cheesy, biscuits don’t get better than this!
So now that you have the basic meal down it is time for dessert. You know Paula, she loves her grits, and she loves them so much she even puts them in dessert. Her green grits pie is the absolute perfect dessert for St. Patrick’s Day. Sweet, creamy and bright green it’s an absolute must at your party! Really impress everyone and make a batch of homemade Irish creme liqueur to wash it all down with.
This St. Patrick’s day, have fun celebrate to your hearts content and fill your belly with Paula’s not so traditional feast!
Dear, Paula Deen
Well I think you are the most amazing person, you are my role model if they took you off from the set I would of died inside your the best cook and I can't waite to see you again
Alexis Conner in Summer Salad Days on December 04, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Paula, I used to watch your show on Food Network a lot when I still had the TV and cable many year ago. You weren't even that big a star back then. I always love watching you cook on Youtube after I ditched my TV and cable and read your recipes on Food Network Magazines. I hope one day you can return to Food Network and the Food Network Magazine. I stop buying the magazine since you were gone.
Orindary Jane in Love at Last on December 04, 2013 at 2:32 am
Great blog Cindy!!!! I always enjoy reading your post. This Thanksgiving centerpiece is absolutely beautiful and so easy to make.
Ann in A Perfectly Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece on December 03, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Paula, made your Zucchini Custard Casserole for Thanksgiving and it was Fantastic!!! Thank you so much! Love you & your family. Happy holidays!
Pat Walker in Love at Last on December 02, 2013 at 8:45 pm