Southern Green

St. Patrick’s Day, what a fun holiday. I remember as a child, being sure to wear green so I wouldn’t be pinched. It really wasn’t too much of a hardship because green is one of my favorite colors.

I’ll have to say, although I love the holiday and the spirit of the holiday, I’m not that big a fan of some of the food that is traditionally offered such as corned beef and cabbage.

What I do love is some of the traditional symbols like the three leafed clover.


Each leaf is supposed to represent something: the first leaf for hope, the second for faith and the third for love. Then of course there is the four leaf clover.

four_leaf_cloverThe fourth leaf is supposed to represent luck!

Who doesn’t love a day that can be celebrated and enjoyed. Okay, now, there actually are some Irish recipes that I really like. Check out today’s lagniappe!

Today’s Lagniappe:  Irish Bread
Not many bread recipes that I don’t like! This one is a tasty addition to your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

* 3  cups  all-purpose flour
* 2  tablespoons  baking powder
* 1/2  teaspoon  salt
* 1/2  cup  sugar
* 1/4  cup  shortening
* 1/4  cup  butter or margarine
* 1  cup  raisins
* 1 1/4  cups  milk
* 2  large eggs
* 1  tablespoon  white vinegar

Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Cut shortening and butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until mixture is crumbly. Stir in raisins.

Whisk together milk, eggs, and vinegar; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Pour batter into a greased 10 1/2-inch cast-iron skillet.

Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minute


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6 responses to “Southern Green”

  1. Helen Avatar

    I like the story of the 3 leaft clover, the bread recipe sounds good, very close to cinnamon rasin bread

  2. Upstatemomof3 Avatar

    I posted a recipe for Irish Soda Bread this week too 🙂

  3. Jane Anne Avatar

    Oh! I think I have all of those ingredients. I just might have to try this out this week.

    I linked up with Tasty Tuesday today, too: Monster Cookies

  4. Joan Avatar

    I did not know what the leafs stood for, cool symbolism! Thanks for the info, Joan

  5. pamela ponder Avatar

    sounds delish thanks for sharing about the clover leaves 🙂 happy St Patty’s day!

  6. Lynn Avatar

    My family loves Irish Bread. Thanks for sharing yours.

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