Since St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday this year we celebrated with our green meal a little early. Our tradition is to have a green fun food for the kids for lunch and then a bigger family meal for supper with Daddy, but this year not much has been usual!
For our green lunch, I take the kids to the grocery store with me, and we walk up and down all of the aisles looking for green food. The idea is to get food items that will be fun, yummy, but fast for Mom to throw together. Surprisingly, they usually end up agreeing on the items! Here was what we came home with:
With the green tortillas I easily put together turkey wraps adding cheese, cream cheese, jalapenos, lettuce and avocado. So with our wraps we had pistachios, olives, pickles, and Jello. Green Lime soda to drink. And they passed up all kind’s of St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes and cookies for Blue Bell Mint Chocolate Chip Bars. What can I say. They are my children!
My mom had given the kids these light up Shamrock glasses that they are so proud of. They also asked if they could make a center piece and found toys and green candy and then went outside and found Shamrocks!
The kids all pitched in to get the food on the table as well, and we had a lot of fun. It is so worth it to see their excitement. With St. Patrick’s Day being on a Sunday I had thought about not doing it this year. I mentioned that it was a lot of work. “Yes, it is a lot of work,” my oldest daughter said, “but it’s so worth it!” And she’s right!
I was so glad I made the effort to have our green meal. Today, if I woke up in time, I’m planning to take Irish Coddle to our church potluck. We’ll see. Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!
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