Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17th -- the Catholic Church commemorates the life of St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland. This is the man who was supposed to have driven the snakes out of Ireland, converted the pagan island country and generally helped the Irish become a civilized people. He has come down to us through the last 17 centuries as a symbol of all that's good in Ireland.


For our cooking math, we made some specialties for dinner tonight. First we made Leprechaun Pie -- a recipe from the Prepared Pantry. Our coconut topping came out so green that Brikhead thought it was spinach and didn't want any (hee hee hee)!

We then made the Irish Soda Bread from Martha Stewart's website -- it sounded so good (although we omitted the caraway seeds) with the buttermilk. The littles had never tried buttermilk and I don't think they'll be big buttermilk drinkers until they're older!

We'll make Salmon tonight as this is still a Friday during lent -- although some bishops have granted a dispensation for the feast. (To be honest, I don't care much for the traditional corned beef and cabbage anyway!).

So we'll feast on Irish-ish foods tonight and watch The Hallmark movie, the Magical Legend of the Leprechauns. We've never seen it before but it sounded so good!


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