Wednesday, March 16, 2011
St. Patrick's Day Fare!
This year I'm being a bit lazy. I THOUGHT about doing green shamrock pancakes for breakfast.... but mornings have been tough lately and I'm on day 2 of a headache, SO.... I'm settling for Lucky Charms and green tinted milk. Can't you just picture how festive the table will look with the green milk AND a leprechaun!
My lunch crew tends to prefer peanut butter sandwiches - and are too young to understand the holiday anyway so I'm off the hook there.
Dinner will be our main festivity and will include:
Shepherds Pie (which IS a common Irish dish)
Green Beans with Basil
Lime Jello with Pears
and for Dessert:
Oreo-Crusted Mint Chocolate Chip Pie
If I get ambitious, I might have Dave stop and pick up some chocolate gold coins to decorate the table or to hide under plates or napkins.
I'd better go hunt for something green to wear. My kids aren't as afraid to try pinching me as I was to pinch MY Mom. She always told me she had green eyes and that counted for her green. I never dared question her! (I'm still not positive her eyes are green, more hazel or blue actually - but I won't go and try pinching her this year either. lol )
If spring is going to be slow coming this year - we'll at least enjoy this one GREEN day!
Happy St. Patrick['s Day!