Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Recipes for Braces and Invisalign
An Irish Favorite For The Entire Family!
St. Patrick’s Day observes of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, St. Patrick’s Day food, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green.
Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day brings out the Irish in everyone, kids and adults alike. At orthodontic experts, many patients ask for green elastics in March! Did you know that? If not, it’s time to change up your elastics to GREEN! Whether you go to a party with your friends or family, go to a parade, eat green soup, or just put on a green hat, St. Patrick’s Day has become a holiday fixture in the entire United States. Even if decking yourself in green on St. Patrick’s Day isn’t your thing, odds are you can get down with some St. Patrick’s Day food traditions.
JUST WAIT! WE GOT A TREAT FOR YOU! Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists have a tasty and braces-friendly St. Patrick’s Day meal recipe that is perfect for today. Corn Beef Casserole presents a twist on the traditional St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage, and this will definitely be a family favorite St. Patrick’s Day food for sure!
Corn Beef Casserole
1 (8-ounce) package medium egg noodles, uncooked
1 (12-ounce) canned corn beef
1 (10.5 to 14 ounce) canned cream of celery soup, undiluted
¾ cup of milk (use just ½ cup if using larger soup can)
1 tablespoon of dried minced onion
¼ cup of bread crumbs (seasonal or toasted plain)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a saucepan, cook the noodles just until tender, drain in a large bowl, chop the corned beef into a coarse crumbly texture.
- Stir in soup, milk, and onion. Grease a 2-quart casserole. Add the noodles and the corn beef mixture and stir together well. Sprinkle the bread crumbs on top.
- Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Serves 6-8 people
Try serving the casserole with petite whole green beans from the freezer or add 1 cup of finely chopped purple cabbage, ¼ cup of diced onions and 2 teaspoons of fennel seed or powder for some true Irish flavor.