St. Patrick's day is coming up and I wondering if you had any ideas for a St. Patrick's day dinner for a group? St. Patrick's day seems to get wilder and more absurd in the U.S. each year and has basically just turned into one big drinking game. We were really hoping to have a nice dinner party (i.e. no green beer) and many sites seem to go from Valentine's Day meals right into Easter or they just have hokey St. Patrick's day ideas.
We plan on doing corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots. Any ideas for starters or desserts? Ways to liven up the bland traditional meal?