Not really – but sorta! Even though there is Irish running through our veins (well mostly on dear hubby’s side. I’ve got more of a Scottish ancestry.) I’ve never really celebrated St. Patrick’s Day.
That’s changing this year.
To start, I purchased an inexpensive glass pitcher, I needed a replacement for one that broke last year anyway, and a tall cup that fits inside it. The cup will end up as a gift for my sweet hubby, but for Saturday it’s going to hold some lime slices in place in the glass pitcher. I found the idea on Pinterest, but I wanted to go green! Will have some fresh white flowers with lots of greenery in the final product, I think. I’ll post pics when I’m done with them.
Then I found a baked egg recipe. I’m mostly just using the picture, but I’m making them for breakfast. Canadian bacon slices in the bottom of muffin cups with an egg on top and a smattering of bread crumbs. I’m actually going to crumble up some whole wheat crackers for that. Start by spraying the muffin pan with olive oil cooking spray. Add a slice of cooked Canadian bacon, or a couple of slices of thin-cut deli turkey to the bottom of each cup (one for each person). Add a sprinkle of shredded colby jack cheese. Break an egg into each cup to have a pretty design or do what I’m going to do and stir them up, one at a time with green food coloring – of course!
Sprinkle each with the whole wheat bread crumbs (or just salt and pepper) and bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until the eggs are set and opaque. Yum!
That’s just the beginning. I’ll be making Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with green sauce, cupcakes with shamrocks and rainbow decorations, Lucky Charms Treats, and Lime Jello Parfaits sort of like the blues ones you see only … well you get the idea. I’ve got a large lemonade dispenser where I’ll float my leftover lime slices in green lemonade. Hey, it beats the green hot dogs and mac and cheese that I usually offer. (Do you know how hard it is to get got dogs to stay green?)
I’ve also purchased a few gifts. I plan to put each in a bag and send my teenagers on a clue hunt to find them – just because I can. Hey, I’m a mystery writer, for pity’s sake. I can’t just give away the gifts. They have to work for them. 😉
Hope this little article inspires you and I hope your St. Patrick’s Day is outstanding!