Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In honor of St. Patty's Day, I'd like to share with you a great recipe by Andrew Kaplan I saw in the Everyday with Rachel Ray magazine that I'm going to cook up for the FiveMcSibes. It sounds like a tongue-waggin', lip-smacking holiday recipe for our furkids!

Green-With-Envy St. Patty's Potato Cakes
1 c. leftover mashed potatoes*
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 oz. corned beef, chopped into small pieces
1/2 c. frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained
1/4 c. frozen green peas, thawed
1 T. chopped parsley
2 T. extra-virgin olive oil

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the mashed potatoes, egg, corned beef, spinach, peas, and parsley. Mix with wooden spoon to combine. Form into golf-ball size balls, then flatten with the palm of your hand. 
  2. In a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add the potato cakes to the pan and cook, turning once, until golden brown and heated through, about 5 minutes. Transfer the cakes to a paper-towel-lined plate and let cool slightly.
*Do not use mashed potatoes containing onions and/or garlic, which can be toxic to dogs and cats. Always check with your vet to be sure certain foods are OK for your pet to eat.

While your furbabies are enjoying their meal, kick back and enjoy this video of the FiveMcSibes havin' a wee bit o' leprechaun fun! And while you're at it, pour yourself a glass of green beer or an Irish coffee, and savor the flavor of the holiday moment! Sláinte!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

(NOTE: Please DO NOT serve your pets alcohol as it can be hazardous to their health. This video was for entertainment purposes only).

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A very special "Thank You" goes out to Brian for bestowing this wonderful Honorable Mention Award upon the FiveMcSibes for "Best Spirit of the Holiday" in their St. Patrick's Day Contest for our Kissin' Sibes header photo! Wow! We are so honored. Thanks, Brian!
Please be sure to visit his purrrfectly fun blog at Brian's Home and say "Hi!" to this handsome kitty, and tell him the FiveSibes sent you!


  1. Great recipe and great fun for the McSibes.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  2. Happy St Paddy's Day Five Sibes!!
    and the awesome video!

  3. Woof! Woof! Happy St Pat's Day. DELISH! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  4. Happy St Pats!


  5. *Raises glass to toast* "There are good ships, and there are wood ships - the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships, are friendships and may they always be." Slainte!

  6. Happy St. Patty's day huskerboos!

  7. Thanks for sharing the recipe! The Jib Jab was a hoot! Happy St. Patty's Day!

  8. Hi Y'all,

    Once more y'all come up with the best recipes!
    Don't forget the green "beer"!

    Hawk aka BrownDog

  9. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Five Sibes!


  10. *, when will the St. Patty's Potato Cakes be ready?? I'll take a bucket full, thank you very much! :->

    I don't understand how alcohol can be hazardous to our health. The Five Sibes look like they are having a blast! The only hazard I saw was the pup being held upside-down at the kegger, and even that looked fun! Silly pups!

    Congrats on your award from Brian! That is pawsome, and it is a super photo so well deserved!


  11. Congrats on your award from Brian.
    I love Rachael Ray's magazine... and show, I see it most days.
    Happy St Paddy's Day to you all!!
    I have some information on my blog that you might be able to use if you can make it.
    xx, Bambi & Fern

  12. That recipe sounds really really good :)
    Happy St. Paddys Day and CHEERS for BEER!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  13. Happy St. Patrick's Day! That recipe sounds good enough for hoomans too!

  14. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Woofs & hugs,


  15. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Kisses and hugs

  16. Congrats on the well deserved recognition from Brian! You guys REALLY get into the spirit of the day. Gonna make momma use leftover to prepare this delicious recipe just as soon as she is over the flu! Happy St. Patrick's Day

  17. Those look delish! Happy St. Patty's Day to all of you!:)

    Teddy Bear

  18. Sorry I didn't get around to visitng you yesterday, I had a good pal go ove the Rainbow Bridge. I hope you have a great St. Patrick's Day. I am so happy you participated in the photo contest!!!

  19. Hope you had an awesome St. Paddy's Day!