Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | March 9, 2016

Foodie Corner – 2016 – Post #3 – St. Patrick’s Day

My motto used to be “If it didn’t get done in the microwave, it didn’t get done.” I’ve since learned to use my electric oven and its four-burner cooktop. But …

Foodie Corner – 2016 – Post #3 – St. Patrick’s Day

What is the perfect side dish to serve on St. Patrick’s Day?

My two cents, but please share yours:

So many green veggies to choose from but I’m going with broccoli, two different ways.

  1. Squeeze the juice of half of a lemon and add it to a heaping spoonful of mayonnaise. Whisk with a fork until blended into an easy hollandaise sauce, and pour over steamed broccoli.
  2. Mix together equal parts of mayonnaise, sour cream, and parmesan, and add in chopped broccoli to form a dip similar to spinach dip. Nuke in the microwave until warm and bubbly.
Note: These two sauces work for most veggies, green or otherwise. Be sure to play with the proportions, lowfat ingredients, and additional herbs and spices, and try other cheeses besides parmesan. Have fun. Make the recipes your own.


  1. I’ve found the salad bar at the grocery is a good source of a serving of fresh baby spinach for practically no money, as it’s sold by weight. 🙂 Rinse it in cold water, drain well, chill in the fridge so it’s nice and happy looking.. When it’s time to cook heat up some olive oil and drop in the spinach with some bacon bits – and maybe some sliced almonds. Cook gently (covered) until the spinach is nicely wilted, just a couple of minutes. And it’s ready.

    • Hi Aunt Mary, Thank you so much for the recipe. I liked the part about the bacon bits, of course. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

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