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Four Leaf Clover Green Bell Pepper for St. Patrick’s Day March 18, 2012

Filed under: Cooking,Good Ideas,Holiday Ideas — ipinnedit @ 7:14 pm
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I cut up a green bell pepper to resemble a four leaf clover.  I purchased a green pepper that looked like it would have four “leave”s, but as you can see when I cut into it, I only got a three leaf clover.  Maybe finding a four “leaf” pepper is just as lucky as finding a four leaf clover?  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878076499/

Idea Linkhttp://media-cdn.pinterest.com/upload/135530270005661530_zyCbEMBL.jpg



St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Twizzlers and Rolo’s Treat

My daughter’s eyes lit up when she saw the Rainbow Twizzler’s I purchased.  I showed her a picture of the project we were going to make and she was thrilled.


To complete this project, I used Rainbow Twizzler Twists, Rolo’s, and sandwich baggies.  I had my four year old and her neighbor friend help me place the rainbows.  They had to find all the colors to make a rainbow and then lay out the rainbows on our kitchen table.  Then, they counted out Rolo’s for me.  This turned out to be a great lesson for my preschooler (matching colors and counting).  I placed the Rolo’s and Twizzlers in the baggies.


The kids handed out the treats to some of the neighbor friends.  These treats were a hit.  If I’d had more time, I would have created a cute “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” label to attach.  Maybe next year …


Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878075338/

Project Linkhttp://mygratitudeattitudes.blogspot.com/search/label/crafts?updated-max=2011-04-13T06%3A00%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=20

Substitutions:  My daughter is allergic to nuts, so I substituted the Hershey’s for Rolo’s!



Rainbow Jello for St. Patrick’s Day

I thought this was so pretty and perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day project.  And oh boy, it was a time-consuming project.  I started the purple jello (bottom layer) at 9am.  The entire thing was ready to eat at 7:30pm.  I probably could have done it faster, but errands, making lunch, other fun projects got in the way of staying on track.  I will say though that you have to be on the ball to get this thing done in one day!  And, make sure to use the quick method (use ice) when making the jello.  The kids loved it!  My 19 month old devoured it!  It was fun to taste all the flavors.  My four year old liked “blue” the best!


Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878075324/

Recipe Link http://glorioustreats.blogspot.com/2011/05/taste-rainbow-jello.html



St. Patrick’s Day – Lucky Charms and Green Milk

Filed under: Cooking,Good Ideas,Holiday Ideas — ipinnedit @ 12:36 pm
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We started off our day eating Lucky Charms and drinking green milk.  Now I know why my parents would never buy Lucky Charms.  My girls ate all the marshmallows and left the rest!  At least they drank all the green milk!


St. Patrick's Day Breakfast - Lucky Charms and Green Milk

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charms


Pinterest Pin:  http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878075281/

Link to Ideahttp://www.thoughtfullysimple.com/a-lucky-breakfast/


Rainbow Pancakes … St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Begins March 17, 2012

I’ve been keeping this recipe in mind for St. Patrick’s Day.  Since my husband isn’t eating meat on Fridays, I decided that yesterday was the day to make this colorful treat!  These turned out awesome and I will most definitely make them again.


I used the allrecipes “Good Old Fashioned Pancakes” recipe.  This was the recipe suggested in the post.  I considered using my good ole box of Bisquick, but when I looked up the recipe and saw it’s 4.5 star rating with almost 5,000 reviews, I decided to give the recipe a try!  I have to say that these were the best pancakes I’ve ever made.  I considered tossing out my huge box of Bisquick and converting 100% to this recipe!  You really should try it!


I doubled the batter and divided it into 5 cereal bowl.  I colored the batter red, orange, yellow, green and blue!  I used the McCormick Food Color & Egg Dye.  You will use lots of dye, so go ahead and squeeze it in instead of drop it in!  I saved some of the batter (did not color it) so that I could taste the recipe without the influence of the coloring.  The recipe made 4-5 of each color.  I could have got a bit more out of the batter if I scrapped out the bowls, but I knew my family wouldn’t eat all of it anyway!  I kept the cooked pancakes warn in a preheated oven while I finished cooking the remaining colors.


My girls were really excited to eat this special dinner!  My husband really enjoyed them too!  The best part of all this was discovering a new amazing pancake recipe.  Although the recipe is from scratch, it really only takes 5 minutes to prepare!  Bye-bye Bisquick!


Time:  5 minutes to mix the batter, 5 minutes to color the batter, and 15 minutes to cook the pancakes.

Substitutions:  I used McCormick Food & Egg Coloring instead of Wilton coloring.

Pinterest Pin:  http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878071018/

Rainbow Pancake Link:  http://iambaker.net/rainbow-pancake-sugar-cookies-winnie-the-pooh

Direct Link Pancake Recipe:  http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Good-Old-Fashioned-Pancakes/Detail.aspx