This year I made a festive breakfast, lunch, and supper. I really enjoy celebrating (or have you noticed?) and cooking when I have the time.
The night before I still had not thought of what to do for breakfast. I tossed around the idea of making green eggs and ham, but finally decided on making shamrock toast only…I was out of bread. A fly on the wall would have found me throwing flour and other ingredients into my bread maker at midnight. How do people live without a bread maker?
(Can you tell I literally dragged them out of bed?)
Shamrock toast with Nutella and sprinkles
I had a few little gifts waiting for them by their place setting. While they were eating I played the Veggie Tales St. Patrick’s day clip. They were thrilled to watch a “movie” during breakfast! I think this meal got the best reaction because they weren’t expecting it. They loved decorating their chocolate shamrock!
We made a green lunch last year so the kids requested it again this year.
Salsa Verde Cheese Enchiladas
(I made up this recipe–so good and kid friendly!)
Green Avocado chips
Green Hostess Snowball Cakes
Hawaiian Punch Green Lemonade
We finished eating and were cleaning up. Joy my six year old said in complete shock, “Today is St. Patrick’s Day?” Seriously? After all we’d done?
(This was my favorite dish of the day–Sausage, bacon, and potatoes.)
Irish Beer Bread
Chips with Green Dip
Fresh squeezed limeade
Frosty Key Lime Pie
One of my girls came to the table looked around and said, “Is this all?” That made me laugh. It really was less than I usually make for one of our “special” meals, but I don’t always prepare a breakfast, lunch and dinner for the occasion. Yea for teaching moments!
I thought about posting my recipes, but figured it’s all over now…maybe I’ll post them next year–before St. Patrick’s Day.
I’m linked with Raising Homemakers.
Seriously, don’t know where you get the time, but have enjoyed following your special meals. What’s the next?
Esther, you are the holiday baking/cooking guru. Your kids are lucky to have you for a mommy. 🙂
Elizabeth Grimes says
I’m sure the kids loved it. They’ll certainly love the memory of it.
It sounds like such a fun, memory making day!
I am very excited to know what holiday you are celebrating next! Easter? I can’t wait to see what you do with the next one!
Warren Baldwin says
See? I knew you’d impress us. =) Yes, share some recipes before next St. Patrick’s Day, ’cause I want to try some! My kids would be thrilled.
Renee Ann says
I love how you go out of your way to make special occasions for your children! They’ll never want to leave home!
It never even entered my head to celebrate anything except Christmas, 4th of July, and at least a cake for birthdays. My family (missionaries) usually had chicken on Sunday. That was celebration enough. My husband grew up in a family of 14 on a ranch and his mother cooked for all of them plus a few ranch hands. She had home made bread and all kinds of fried chicken or steak and vegetables all the time and full bacon and eggs breakfasts, but they didn’t do many special occasions. Maybe that’s why you enjoy them so much.
I love that you went to such great lengths to celebrate the day, how fun! You are so creative!
How fun!! I generally love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (as I’m Irish!) but we skipped it this year since we spent the day in the hospital. We had a smaller celebration on Friday, but next year I’m looking forward to a fun day 🙂 Great job!!
Skyler Ashley says
If you’re given out recipes, I’d like to know which one you used to the Irish Coddle. ^_^ Everything sounds so good. =) I don’t know where you find the time to cook with four little ones, but WELL DONE!! It sounds like you all really enjoyed you Irish Day! <3