I've never celebrated it, but I thought I might start this year! Not too sure what to prepare but apparently I should boil some corned beef along with some cabbage?
This is an American thing than eaten in Ireland. This was a food custom started by emigrants who wanted to try and replicate what they got in their homeland.
As most of my family were born and raised on the Isles I can tell you if we didn't start the day with an Irish Breakfast then we certainly finished off with some hearty grub such as Crubeens, Beef and Guinness Pie or Beef Stew with dumplings. We also would have some Irish Bread and Pudding. Oh.....and don't forget the Guinness, Whiskey and Mead for your Pota Pádraig! None of that green beer crap....lol
You can also make some Irish Stew, Colcannon, Soda Bread, or Shepherds Pie.
Irish St. Patrick's Day Toast:
Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland,
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see all those snakes again.