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Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato Read Aloud by ‘Story Time with Amber and Erin’

Join us as we read aloud an inspired Irish folktale about “Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale” by Tomie DePaola. Jamie O’ Rourke, “the laziest man in all of Ireland,” was a potato farmer who was concerned about the lack of food stored for the approaching winter, due to poor crops and harvest. His hardworking wife nagged him so that it led him to go to church to pray for guidance. As luck would have it, Jamie runs into and catches a magical, whimsical leprechaun. Instead of offering the traditional pot of gold, the Leprechaun offers a magical potato seed instead. Jamie was not only able to feed himself, but also the entire village for a long time! The moral of the story is that cutting corners, or taking the easy way of a problem usually causes more trouble, than anticipated. You can find this and more read alouds at Story Time with Amber and Erin

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History of St. Patrick’s Day Food

Did you know that a traditional Irish meal of corn beef and cabbage isn’t really traditional? It actually is an Irish-American meal. From 1845 – 1852 there was a potato famine in Ireland that brought approximately 1 million Irish to the United States. Corned beef was the cheapest meat, that Irish living on the east coast of the U.S., and specifically, in New York City, could buy. They paired the corned beef with cabbage, one of the cheapest vegetables, to purchase.

If dining in Ireland today, we could expect the traditional dish of boiled bacon and potatoes, or a potato, onion, and lamb stew.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we invite you to listen to “Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato” read aloud by Story Time with Amber and Erin.

You can find this and other recordings at Story Time With Amber and Erin, our YouTube Channel. Please follow us at Hendrix Consulting Education Facebook, Story Time With Amber And Erin FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Twitter. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe to our channel. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! 😀

Amber and Erin, two sisters on a mission to spread fun and engaging literacy experiences to children across the globe.