Green is the color of life, of new beginnings. Like a fresh breeze, it draws us out into the world, enticing us to take a stroll and enjoy it’s brilliance.
Yeah, I’m a fan.
Green isn’t a good color for me to wear, but it is my favorite. I started a little tradition several years ago on St. Patty’s Day. I’d serve something green to my family.
A couple of years we did green hotdogs and mac&cheese. The dogs didn’t green so well, but the mac did. One year I served green egg ham cups. EW. They didn’t go over well at ALL. Even with my eyes closed, I just couldn’t abide them. They even looked like some of the mish mash in Dr. Seuss’s books. But last year’s green fettucine alfredo and the green stewed pears were a big hit. Of course, the year I made Lucky Charms cupcakes went over big, too, but not nearly so much as the silly string. I had fun with that one!
I love having excuses to celebrate. This year my family is getting pretty health conscious and they’re dragging me along kicking and screaming. Soooo, I’m going to have to get a little creative, beyond food.
That will take some thought and I’m totally open to suggestions.
But whatever I do, I won’t skip St. Patrick’s Day. Nope, I’m not Irish (I’m Scottish – should be wearing orange.) And I’m not Catholic. But that day has become an opportunity for a little spring goofiness that our busy lifestyle doesn’t always afford.
So even if all I do is go for a can of Silly String, we’re going to do a little playing on Sunday. You can bet!
Your Turn: What minor holiday do you look forward to?