Irish King Dinner

The traditional Irish meal.  The boiled meal.  There aren’t a ton a different ways to make this well-known dish of corned beef and cabbage to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

However, you can spruce the meal up a bit by giving it a royal theme.


Use a variety of green place-setting pieces and mix it up with a combination of vintage and modern, formal and casual.


Fortunately, corned beef is available in supermarkets for easy preparation in vacuum-sealed bags with seasoning and instructions.  Simply throw in some bay leaves, carrots, potatoes and cabbage and let it simmer.  One helpful hint I can offer to add a bit more flavor to this sometimes-bland dish: instead of water, use beef broth to simmer in.

For an even easier appetizer to this easy meal, try a cracker with cucumbers and dill:

Crackers with Cucumber-Dill:


  1. Cream cheese, whipped
  2. Ranch dressing mix
  3. Round crackers
  4. Cucumbers, sliced thin with skin
  5. Dried or fresh dill



  1. Combine cream cheese and ranch dressing mix.
  2. Top crackers with cream cheese mixture, then cucumber slices
  3. Garnish with dill






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