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.
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