It's a yearly tradition among my children and I. Corned beef, boiled cabbage, carrots and potatoes. On top of the pot go the dumplings. We're not of Irish descent, but years ago it was made around March 17. The next year rolled around and the dinner was made again, perhaps with a few of their friends joining us.
Through the years as March 17 draws near, plans are made for gathering. This year my daughter has moved away and did not dine with us, but a new granddaughter did. She still gets her meals from a bottle, but dressed in her shamrock sleeper, she looked ready for the yearly dinner.