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St. Patrick's Simplicity

I know I have some Irish blood, but, let's be real, my interest in celebrating St. Patrick's Day doesn't stem from the advent of Christianity in Ireland.

Really, my kids like leprechauns and I appreciate any reason to make an interesting and celebratory meal.

Anthony Bourdain said, “Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.”

It is so easy to get caught up in fancy recipes with unique ingredients and intriguing preparation methods. On days like St. Patrick’s Day, I am reminded of that some of the most delicious meals we can make stem from the idea of simplicity.

Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots don’t actually have much to do with Ireland, but it does represent making the most with what is available. It is a meal that originated when Irish settlers were new to the United States and relied on foods that were easy to make and inexpensive.

This meal is made with four ingredients and can be prepared in just one pot. I used to make it that way, but have been playing with other methods over the past few years and have landed on my favorite.

Check out my St. Patrick’s Day Meal to learn how I easily prepare this very simple meal each year.

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