Celebrate St. Patrick’s day by cooking bangers and mash

Potatoes, onions and bratwurst make a hearty meal to celebrate St. Patrick and all the good work he did in Ireland.  Green plates are optional but helpful.

When I first moved to North Dakota, one of the things I missed the most about Chicago, aside from the deep dish pizza, was St. Patrick’s Day.

Sure, technically St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 no matter where you are, but when you’re in a city with a beefy Irish population, St. Patrick’s Day just hits different.

In the Windy City, at least when I lived there, they dyed the river bright green, there were several parades to celebrate the occasion and the streets were swarmed with people intoxicated on green beer, Irish whiskey and the excitement of being temporarily Irish.

I know bars outside of major Irish population centers in the US usually have specials on St. Patrick’s Day or the weekend before or after, but it isn’t quite the same.

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