Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I have a confession. I don't know who St. Patrick is. If I had to guess I would say that he is the patron saint of green beer but I really don't know. Heck I don't know why they say patron saint for that matter. Isn't a patron someone who is buying something? That would mean a patron saint is a saint that is buying something so St. Patrick would be the Saint of buying green beer. It all makes sense now. So when is St. Matthiew's Day?

I just heard on the radio that they closed the schools in Savannah Ga today for the big celebration so he must have been someone really special. Anyone who lives around here knows that Savannah is the place to go to celebrate St. Patrick's day. That's why we stay away. I can't take seeing someone else get sick. Apparently Savannah is the place to get sick on St. Patrick's day. Sounds like fun doesn't it.

I also don't know why people pinch you if you don't wear green. But not wanting to get pinched, I did bring a green St. Patrick's day badge to wear. The real reason that I wore it today was to drive the guys that I work crazy. It is macho city where I work and these guys worry too much about being masculine. If you dare wear pink in to work, I think they take you out back and beat you. Just another guess but I would bet on that one.

Now as for the Biscuit recipe. Let me give it to you straight. Basically they are little omelets in regular biscuits. I simply made omelets with fried ham chunks, mushrooms and cheese. I made them about 3 inches wide and 12 inches long and then cut them into 3 inch by 3 inch squares and put them on lightly buttered biscuits. Man I could go for one of those right about now. If you make them today, make sure and add green food coloring.

Three hours until lunch time. I am never going to make it. Is anyone else hungry?

Have a great St. Patrick's Day,

Greg

21 comments:

Monogram Queen said...

You must have posted late yesterday!
Happy St. Patty's Day to you too dear. I want to go to Savannah to celebrate it just once....
Those omelet/biscuits sound GOOD!

Chatty Kelly said...

I love your thoughts on St Patricks Day. If the real St Patrick were alive (he was a missionary) he would croak when he found out what we've done to "celebrate" him. But the kids love getting to wear green to school (They were uniforms, so this is a thrill.)

If you want to learn more at St Pat - here it some info:
http://www.whatsaiththescripture.com/Fellowship/Edit_Trinity.and.Shamrock.html

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm Catholic and should know this all I can remember is he is the patron saint of Ireland. I know he was captured by some warring factions and forced into slavery and then escaped and became a missionary.

I look at it as a reason to have some fun, wearing green and watching people pretend to be Irish for a day. Have a green beer for me - I'm not a beer drinker = )

Beverlydru said...

You might have made biscuits but you're on a roll. Those guys at work sound so macho they must shave with a weed-eater. OK, I'll stop. You ARE funny.

The Dental Maven said...

Yeah, that Patron thing has always confused me too, and it sound so, um, patronizing!

Rachel said...

I'm not a St. Patrick's day fan, even though I'm Irish. I hate getting pinched! I don't have enough green in my wardrobe and for some reason everyone tells me my green eyes don't count. Boo. Bring on Easter!

skoots1mom said...

the kids are safer @ home in Savannah on this day...too many imbibing adults don't mix well with school buses and crosswalks.

i'm definitely going to do the omelet biscuit from now on. I thought it was going to be one of those dishes you bake, but this is even easier! thank!!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

We did a study on St. Pat a couple of years ago in our homeschool (that's how I learn most of the stuff I know!)

St. Patrick was a missionary who took the Gospel to Ireland. Doesn't it make sense now that the holiday is associated with beer?? About as much as Santa with Christmas, but I digress.

Your omelet biscuit sounds scrumptious! I will be trying that sometime sooooooon. :-)

Debbie said...

I don't get all caught up in St. Patrick's Day either. I'm not even wearing green! (Shh! Don't tell.)

Sharon said...

Happy St. Patricks Day to you too!
I like the omelet idea, not crazy about those mushrooms, but my imagination carried on from there. yummm!

My eyes are green does that count :)
Have fun in all you do!

Kati said...

Greg, just FWIW, St. Patrick was a young British kid kidnapped by some Irish raiders/traders who took him back to Ireland with them, and sold him as a slave to some Irish folks. While in Ireland he learned about the Christian God from a Monk, and when he eventually escaped/was set free, he took Christianity back to England with him. After a while in England with his folks again, he decided to go BACK to Ireland, as a free man, and help spread Christianity to those who hadn't yet heard. He is credited with "driving the snakes out of Ireland", but these snakes are a symbol for the indigeonous Goddess-worshiping Pagan religions. So, essentially he's credited with being the REAL reason Ireland is Christian, rather than the original Irish Monk who taught Patrick about Christianity in the first place. Whether or not you believe the stories, it's certainly much more interesting than simply green beer and shamrocks. (The shamrocks, FWIW, are considered a symbol for the Trinity, the 3 lobes each representing a different aspect of God, the Father, The Son or the Holy Ghost. 3 lobes but considered one leaf. 3 aspects of God, but just one God. Again, interesting once you really get into the history and meaning behind the pomp and nonsense of the "modern" holiday.)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

You couldn't PAY me to be in Savannah today...and why would anybody EVER want to drink so much that they'd go around upchucking on the street. It is CRAZY!

Edie said...

So this is a recipe for Green Eggs and Ham?

A patron saint is a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation. So it used to be Ireland and now it's beer.

I don't really do anything with St Patrick's Day myself, but I am part Irish. I even have a four leaf clover (somewhere).

Edie said...

Correction... it used to Ireland and now it's beer drinkers.

Becky said...

LOL, we had green egg salad sandwiches. YUM! No beer though... unless root beer counts?

Angie said...

I learned a lot from this post and comments. Interesting!

B His Girl said...

You are a funny guy Greg. Glad you wore your green. Interesting comment about those forks in the road. Glad you picked the right way regardless of how it felt. B

Technonana said...

Your reasons for staying away from the "Celebrations" is the same one that we have for staying away from the celebrations here.
When you really understand who St. Patrick was, then you can understand why these celebrations make some people SICK, as would they him!!

Marla said...

I don't celebrate St. Patick's day either. To many drunks out there. Your food sounds yummy though.

Sandy said...

Those bisquits sound great, hows about a pic next time. And belated Happy birthday to your wife. The same thing happens to my husband and me. He turns a year old on April 27 and until Dec 7, he is and then I catch up.

I'm enjoying my catch up.

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