[caption id="attachment_512" align="alignleft" width="120" caption="Celebrate the day with a toast to the homeland!"] [/caption] I am feeling green today, but that's because the Irish half of me is getting restless. It must know it's St. Patrick's Day. I can hardly wait until tonight when a bunch of us gather at my dad's for a for our yearly feed of stick-to-your-ribs Irish stew and a couple of pints. Though I almost always drink local beer (I feel it's very important to support local microbreweries), tonight I'll indulge in some Guinness to make my grandpa proud. Hopefully tonight I'll make it out the door before my dad starts singing along to The Chieftains or The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. Another St. Patrick's Day tradition we have is to enjoy some of grandma's delicious potato bread ( Christine Picheca blogged about it yesterday in her Foodie Files. You must try it!). In order to make your St. Patrick's Day celebration as green as possible, opt out of buying all those plastic party favours (hats, plastic beaded necklaces, green Hawaiian lays) that you wear once and then throw out. None of these things can be tossed in the recycling bin. Plus, they're all made worlds away and are shipped thousands of miles to get to us. How will you be celebrating St. Patrick's Day? Need some ideas to celebrate? Check out A great Irish feast St. Patrick's Day cocktail recipes Also, don't forget to enter to win a Filter For Good prize pack!