Give Me Guinness and Whiskey, But Keep the Corned Beef and Cabbage
Ah, yes, another year of celebrations as St. Patrick's Day 2021 has finally arrived.
Luckily, most if not all restaurants are open and are welcoming those who enjoy the holiday – safely, of course – with Irish food and drinks. All over my newsfeed, the traditional corned beef and cabbage dish is advertised, each eatery claiming they have the best. Well, if you ask me, it doesn't matter either way, because when it comes to corned beef and cabbage, I'm all set.
Have I had it? Of course I've tried it, do you realize who I am? I eat just about everything and anything – except for corned beef and cabbage. Everything from the smell of it to the taste, I simply can not get on board with soggy cabbage and meat. To each their own, I suppose.
The only calories I enjoy consuming on March 17 are from Guinness and Jameson (or pretty much any Irish whiskey). Throw some Baileys in the mix, why not? I'm always game for an "Irish Car Bomb" or two (relax, it's just a drink concoction).
Little do people realize, but corned beef and cabbage came about in America and has no direct relation to St. Paddy's Day in Ireland. Before corned beef, it was traditional to eat bacon. I'd take the bacon, but you can keep your stinky cabbage.
Listen, if eating corned beef and cabbage is your way of celebrating St. Patrick's Day, then by all means, go nuts. I'll be at the bar sipping on a Guinness with a heavy head and some potato chips.
I said what I said, now go out and have fun, but be safe and keep your distance. Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone, be happy we get to celebrate this year.