Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Going Green...

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day tomorrow (can anyone explain how it's possible that we're in mid-March already?!) I thought it would be fun to bake up something sweet with the kids for dessert.

I think those green frosted Irish Shamrock Cookies are adorable and sit at the top of my list of what to make, but our oldest son thinks this would be even better...

Pistachio Cake

Hmm...it's a toss up.


So we searched a bit more and I think we would have been better off had we just stopped with the first two.

Check these out...

Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies


I think I'll make these for the kids as a festive snack for when they get home from school tomorrow. Their own little Pots of Gold...

or maybe Rainbow Cupcakes for my little leprechauns...


Think I could sneak in these healthy Shamrocks and convince them to actually eat them?

It wouldn't work with the boys, but Ellison would definitely go for it. I think these Green Peppers are super cute!



And on the menu for dinner..

Shepherd's Pie

I have never made it before, but I have tried it homemade and it was delicious!


Yum...can't wait for tomorrow.

:)


What are your St. Patrick's Day plans?

Do you go all out on Irish Cuisine and Shamrock decor?


Whatever your St. Patrick's Day may hold in store for you, I hope it falls in line with the sentiment of this Old Irish Blessing...

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!





20 comments:

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Mmmm, it all looks so delicious. Not sure about our plans yet, but we are on March Break, woohoo!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Mmmm...you have my tummy growling! :) LOL!! We usually don't do much for St. Patrick's Day, but we are making corned beef this year. Those ideas you listed are great! Thanks!

Becca @ Blue Cricket Design said...

Yes Karla! Great minds think alike!!!! I love your mint desserts! I'm a sucker for mint!

Amber said...

Is it bad if I want to make ALL of these? Seriously so cut...and YUMMY! Very fun, thanks for the ideas!

All things nice... said...

Oh how nice, happy St. Patrick's Day all the way from Ireland :)

All things nice...

Crafty in Paradise said...

My niece has a birthday on saturday, and the cupcakes would be adorable! Plus, I'd get major auntie brownie points! :)

MegJill said...

Weird. I am standing here making shepherd's pie as I reading this!
All that food looks sooo good. And the pots of gold is a fantastic idea!

Rach said...

Cute ideas for the kids!

The Little Red Shop said...

Ooohh...Yum!!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Eve!

: )

Julie M.

Simply Mel said...

Every year, I bake a Pistachio cake for my hubby (Sean Patrick) - it is his favorite cake ever!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

The chocolate and mint brownies look to die for!! :)

LuLu said...

Oh my gosh I just love all the ideas and now feel horrible i didn't make anything for tomorrow! I have made shepards pie and my kiddos love it so i can definitely wing that for dinner tomorrow night! Now i need to pick one of your desserts!!!
xo,
LuLu

cait said...

how fun! I love the green peppers too..all are so creative. thanks for sharing the inpsiration!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Reese said...

Thanks for sharing these! Now, I must pick one (or two) to make for tomorrow :)

Lisa said...

Such fun ideas - love them! It's all about the kids - I love surprising them with little treats. Tomorrow it's Lucky Charms and Irish Spring Soap. Because "it's the little things..." right? Happy St. Paddy's Day!

122899 said...

I made the pistachio cake- came out awesome!

122899 said...

I made the pistachio cake- came out awesome!

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Featherbed said...

Mmmm....that pistachio cake sounds so yummy :)