Here are a variety of pictures taken to help get us in the mood for St. Patrick's Day. First, is a pillow I made a few years back that has a place on my entry way bench in March. Next comes my leprechaun candy dish that is filled with treats for the grandkids to enjoy.
I got to spend a fun day with my daughter, her husband and my two grandsons on Saturday. We went to the Winter Farmer's Market in Salt Lake City and then went to the Lego Americana Roadshow Display at the Fashion Place Mall. We saw the White House, the U. S. Capital Building, the Lincoln Memorial, The Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument and more. . . . all made out of Legos. The boys loved it.
We are always searching for creative ways to get the family to eat more veggies. My daughter came up with a unique way to display the Irish Flag----build it out of vegetables!
Here is a perfect dessert to make for St. Patrick's Day. It's green and it's easy to make!
1 package yellow cake mix
1( 3.4 oz.) package instant pistachio pudding mix
1 ¼ cups water
¼ cup oil
½ tsp. almond extract
3 drops green food coloring (if desired)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and the pudding mix. Add the eggs, water, oil, almond extract and food coloring. Blend ingredients then beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.
Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.
This was a sweet book to read about a little Irish girl named Nory Ryan. It takes place during the potato famine and shows the resilience of the Irish people during that difficult time.