Monday, March 17, 2014

Luck of the Irish

Having married into a good Irish family, I have decided to start celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  We kicked off our celebrating last night with a hearty Sunday Supper of Shepherds' Pie. I got the recipe from The Lodge Cast Iron cookbook that the hubs gave me for Christmas. You can find it here.

And of course, I just love having the wee one's wake up to a special breakfast. I told them that if they were good and slept well, a lucky leprechaun would come and leave them a special breakfast.  Well darn if those little turkey's didn't take me at my word!  They usually come down around 6:30 - 7:15 AM EVERY MORNING - without fail.  This morning, I had to go wake them up at 7:45!!!  But this is what they came down to.

 And to my delight, they didn't notice the green die in the glasses that.............
turned the milk green as it filled up!  They squealed with delight to see the white milk come out of the container and turn a magical, lucky green color. And I have to admit, this Mama Bear thought it was pretty darn cool too.  Oh, thank you - thank you, Pinterest!
Sadly, I learned of a cute St. Patrick's Day tradition a little late this year via Dixie Delights.  Read about The Naughty Leprechaun here.  I'll be ordering  my book today for fun next year.  I have to say, I love that this is from an Atlanta Mama (so is The Elf on the Shelf) maybe some of that creative magic will rub off on me.  haha - yeah right.  I am so not creative but a super awesome copy cat.
Here's hoping you have a Magically Delicious, Lucky and Happy St. Patrick's Day!



Monday, March 3, 2014

A Suessical Surprise

I have been a working fool lately and decided it was time to get back to having fun with my wee ones.  And what better excuse on a sunny Sunday, than Dr. Suess' birthday?  For years, I have watched my friends with older children get their kids geared up for Dr. Suess Day at school - so I took my turn with a surprise lunch after Church.

This turned out to be harder than I thought - seeing as my children's diet consists strictly of macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, corn dogs - and a smattering of fruit and veggies.  Serve them anything else and a revolt of epic proportions will break out.

So here is my version of Green Eggs and Ham............

Green Egg Salad with prosciutto for the adults

Hot dogs with green deviled eggs for the wee ones

An attempt at a cute tablescape - but the boys starting bringing the plates to the table.  I do love their help - but I am learning that hungry boys have no patience for decorations.
A fun jello dessert....... for my Thing 1 and Thing 2
And to be clear, they do not like Green Eggs with Ham.