Best Irish Recipes For Your St. Patrick's Day 2012 Celebrations

There is a time in everyone's life when it is simply not convenient to make an entire meal for the whole family from scratch. For anyone strapped for time, a slow cooker is an indispensable appliance. Nothing is easier or more convenient than throwing a few ingredients into the crock pot and letting it do all the work over the course of the day.

Specialties include Guiness slow cooker lamb casserole dumplings, which is served in a bread bowl, Sheperd's Pie and Chicken and leek pie. Soups, salds and sandwiches are all tasty. Serving sizes are quite large. Prices are very reasonable. Live entertainment Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, featuring traditional Irish, Celtic rock and rock and roll.

Crock pot chicken tortilla soup -- There's nothing like a warm, spicy bowl of chicken tortilla soup before or while watching the big game. Stephanie from A Year of slow cooked lamb casserole Cooking has a simple recipe that's a snap to throw together the morning of the game. Serve with homemade tortilla chips for extra savings.

This is a very hip, yet not trendy, type of place with a great beer selection. It also attracts some Sabres' fans before and after games, but the main draws are the entertainment, the friendly bartenders and the great bar selections.

Synopsis: The Godfather is regretfully inviting guests to participate in the wedding of his beautiful daughter, Antoinetta Rosemarie Louisa Theresa, and some Irish guy. He asks just this one favor: give his family the support they need on this very trying day. The Godfather never forgets a favor! Wedding "guests" would not only be entertained by the fabulous innovative comedic troupe, they will be a part of the "ceremony" and reception. Be a "wedding crasher" and join in the fun.

More live music will follow at 7 p.m. by Shaker Fiddle, and a holiday menu will be offered containing Gaelic sirloins, lamb stew, corned beef and cabbage, Irish ravioli, Reuben chowder, cider scallops, shepherd's pie, fish and chips, Celtic burgers and Dublin clams, accompanied by Brown's own brews.

March 12th is set aside to celebrate Girl Scout Day. Many of us have already purchased our Girl Scout cookies, but if you haven't done so, buy a box or two on March 12th and show your support. Unfortunately, the lemon cookies were recalled on February 26th due to the product not being up to standard. Fortunately, all other Girl Scout cookies have been deemed safe to consume.

A person who is on the program may find that the slow cooker becomes her best friend. Cooking with a slow cooker not only offers a person convenience but a lot of flavor as well. The slow cooking time makes lean meats much juicer and tastier as well as helps the spices and herbs in the dish to infuse into the lamb stew.