Happy St. Padraig's Day

    Don't expect shamrocks or leprechauns or other St. Paddy's silliness here. As my Irish friends point out, the real St. Patrick's day has nothing to do with green beer or any of the other iconic elements that make up Green Halloween in America. In Ireland, it's a church holiday. Strangely, some cities in Ireland now host St. Paddy's Day parades in an effort to keep up with American tourists, who decide to spend St. Pat's in the Old Country, only to find the only celebration going on is during Mass.

    Perhaps because I've written stories set in Ireland and am largely of Irish descent, I take St. Patrick's day seriously. So I thought we could celebrate the day by honoring Irish beef.

    Beef has always been an important part of the Irish diet, right up there with potatoes. That's why there are so many Irish. When a woman's diet includes significant amounts of Irish beef, she's more likely to produce strong, healthy offspring — and lots of them. There are millions of Irish in the world today because of Irish beef.

    I, myself, have been trying to increase my daily intake of Irish beef in an effort to improve my overall well-being. Ideally, I would like to incorporate Irish beef into each meal. Three times a day is not too often for me when it comes to consuming Irish beef. Three times a day every day would be a welcome change for me.

    Irish beef is deeply satisfying. It meets a woman's RDA for protein and has been found to aid in stress reduction, soothing a woman's hormones, helping to maintain mood and even easing menstrual cramps. In fact, frequent consumption of Irish beef completely eliminates menstrual cramps and, indeed, menstruation.

    Irish beef goes well with wine, beer, whisky — all kinds of alcohol, in fact, making it easy to serve. Although Irish beef can be consumed cold, it's much more satisfying when hot or even completely raw.

    Irish beef — it's what's for dinner.

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