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St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. It requires no gifts, expensive fireworks or costumes, and no long speeches or lavish meals. You can celebrate anywhere with anybody, because everybody’s “a little bit Irish” on St. Patrick’s Day.
Truth be known, St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish. Maewyn Succat (his birth name) was born in the British Isles to Roman parents. So I guess that makes him Italian. All the more reason to observe the day on The Hill, if you chose.
Eatin’ of the Green
But if you just want to add a little green to your weekend menu—something besides lime jello, dyed cupcakes, or green beer—one of these sure-to-please recipes will do the trick.
Andes Chocolate Mint Brownies
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Irish Avocado Dip
Irish Shepherd’s Pie
Find a Parade
In keeping with the spirit of the day, take in one of the local parades this weekend: Downtown or Dogtown. If you’re hale and hearty, head down I-44 to Rolla for the “111th Best Ever St. Pat’s Parade” at MS&T. The celebration starts about the first of each year, and includes a lot of merry-making traditions, that conclude with a unique weekend.