Thursday, March 2, 2017

Happy St Patrick's Day!


 Top of the mornin' to ye!

St Patrick's Day was always simple, a bit dreaded, but a fun holiday. Wear green or get pinched! In our home, it goes a little deeper! We keep trying to catch that pesky Leprechaun.
     Every March 17th...our milk turns green! It's been happening for years! My 6 children spent years trying to catch the tricky little man. My youngest is 15 and the tradition still goes strong.
    Along with trying to catch the Leprechaun in action, our meals for the day take on a green tint also. Green pancakes, lunch and dinner-- everything about the meals through out the day is green! ...Green salad, asparagus, green jello, green mashed potatoes, green rolls, lime green punch, etc. 
     One year the chicken was suppose to be green, but it turned out looking like yellow slimy chicken. It was difficult to eat at first for some. But it was a great family time! Since then we steer clear of trying to taint the meat--it is a little difficult.

    Family traditions are a great thing. They can be started at anytime. It is never too late to pull together a simple dinner, send out a few text to have your family members clear their calendar. 
      The time you spend with your family building memories is priceless. Just do it! It may take some time and energy to get the family all together in one place, but it is well worth it.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours!