Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Happy St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. It's all about having fun. When I was a little girl, it was tradition to always wear something green to school on March 17. If you forgot, the teacher would draw a shamrock on your hand with a green marker. Otherwise with no green apparel on, you were fair game for pinching!
At home, I like to add a few drops of blue food coloring to a pitcher of lemonade so my son and I can share a green drink together. My family's not too fond of traditional Irish fare like soda bread, corn beef and cabbage, so we'll have a shamrock themed dessert instead. This year I'm thinking of making cupcakes with white frosting and having my son draw on shamrocks with green Betty Crocker cake decorating gel.
Whatever your nationality is, I hope you have a grand day and remember you don't have to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick's Day!