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St. Patrick’s Family Fun Food

St Patrick's PB&J
St Patrick’s PB&J

I don’t think there is a lick of Irish in our family line, but this is one of our family’s favorite holidays. Looking for food and fun ideas?  I’ve got it here for you and it’s easy, simple and quick! This will soon become one of your family fun memories too. I also have fabulous desserts and treats to share with friends and family that will make them smile like they found a Pot Of Gold:)




St. Patrick’s Day is a day I tried to make special – just because!

When the kids were young they made Leprechaun traps that were silly, but serious business to them. The ‘Leprechaun’ was always prepared with a treat and a note of Sorry, they didn’t catch him this year and better luck next time. It was MUST that there is a Treasure Hunt.

  •       It was low key with Leprechaun footprints to lead to the prize when the kids were young.
  •      As they got older I had treasure hunt clues leading to places around the house.
  •      When a bit older (yes as teens and even young adults they wanted it), I contacted neighbors for their permission to leave clues in their mailbox, on their porch, or a chair in their yard; with a clue for the hunt.

Green candy, gold chocolate coins were a constant prize of the treasure.   Food for the day was a celebration and was based on how busy I was, and their time due to sports and extracurricular activities

  •  Breakfast menu options:

                    Green pancakes – Use a packaged product to make it easier. Simply add in green food coloring. St Patrick's Pancakes

St Patrick's Pancakes 1Perfectly green Pancakes!            St Patrick's Pancakes 2




Scrambled eggs – Add in green food coloring,St Patricks Green Eggs & Ham!
Pieces of ham and serve alone, with a spinach tortilla or green toast.
St Patricks Green Eggs & Ham 1 Amazing Green Eggs & Ham!Scrambled Green Eggs




Green Banana smoothie

Directions:

In a blender, mix:

1 cup vanilla yogurt

1-2 frozen banana(s),

1/4 cup milk and green food coloring

Healthy Green Smoothie!Green Smoothie

Other fun food ideas: 

  • Breakfast: Lucky Charm Cereal and green toast  
  • Lunch:  (kids took homemade that day for sure):
  • Bright Green Bread Sandwich  & Guacamole Chips – ask your local bakery if they will make this bread for you. 
  • Always a highlight and hit with the other kids at lunchSt Patrick's PB&J
  • Pickles
  • Green punch or green colored beverage container
  • Pistachio pudding
  • Green jello
  • Clover cookies
  • Green tinted cupcakes, etc.  

Page on for  great dinner ideas!  (my kids friends and family usually drop in for this):




Corned Beef & Cabbage: Click HERE for my recipe for Corned Beef & Vegetables 

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Irish Soda Bread: Click HERE for my recipe for Irish Soda Bread

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Here are some great desserts & treats:  

Key Lime Bars: Click HERE for Key Lime Bars

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Key Lime Poke Cake: Click HERE for Key Lime Poke Cake

Key Lime Poke Cake

 

 

 

 

 

Pistachio & Cranberry Cookie: Pistachio and Cranberry Cookies HERE 

Pistachio Cookie

 

 

 

 

 

Green Granny Corn:  Click HERE for Green Granny PopCorn (aka Mother Goose Popcorn)

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Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow 2014

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

 




St. Patrick’s Popcorn

Green St Patty's popcorn treat
Granny Green St. Patricks PopCorn

   Need a fast green treat for friends or family? Here it is!

   Make this up quick for a old time favorite known as Granny Corn or Mother Goose Popcorn




St. Patrick’s Green Granny PopCorn

Ingredients:

5 cups sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

1 ½ tsp. salt

12 oz. (1 can) evaporated milk

4 drops green food coloring

32 cups popped popcorn, place into a large bowl discarding any kernels that did not popPop corn




Directions:

In a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, vanilla, salt, vanilla, evaporated milk and food coloring. 

Attach candy thermometer to the side of the pan.  This is important and be sure it is working properly – buy a new one if you have a question.  Be sure the end of the candy thermometer, the bulb does NOT touch the bottom of the pan, yetthe bulb completely in the mixture.St. Patrick's Pop Corn 1

 

STIRRING CONSTANTLY cook over medium-high heat until mixture boils.  When it comes to a boil turn down to medium; continue stirring until the thermometer reaches 235 degrees.

Pour the candy mixture over the popcorn and toss gently till completely coated. Stir gently, turning from the bottom bringing the candy mixture up to the top.St. Patrick's Pop Corn 2In the beginning the candy coating on the popcorn will be shiny.St. Patrick's Pop Corn 3Continue to stir gently; pulling from the bottom to the top and in about 2-3 minutes – POOF and MAGIC happens! The candy coating sugars and becomes that wonderful throw-back candy we can still  enjoy today.

Adapted by Carrie Groneman from Melinda Forbush’s recipe.

Copyright a Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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