St. Patrick’s Day came a few days late this year. We waited for my aunt and uncle to return from their months long retreat to St. Martin so that we could all celebrate together like always. My mom’s favorite holiday meal has been passed down to me. It is not a hard meal to prepare, it just takes a long time to make. My house is too small for twenty-five guests so I cooked it all at my dad’s today and all of us met there this evening to eat.
Twenty pounds of corned beef, ten pounds of potatoes and three huge heads of cabbage. It took three huge pots and two crock pots to get it all done but it was a success. Irish Soda and rye breads on the side as well made it perfect.
My brother brought the Italian pastries, in honor of St. Joseph’s Day and our cousin Jason brought a cake that read, “Happy Secretaries Day.” It has become his tradition to come with a cake celebrating “the wrong holiday” to our holiday celebrations. Now we all look forward to seeing which one we will celebrate at each meal. Our next big feast is in two weeks when we celebrate Easter. I wonder what that one will say! Since it falls during Passover, I assume it will have to be an ice cream cake. No grains for the Jewish side of the family.
Like I said….”We celebrate it all” in this family. That’s what makes it so much fun.