Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Patricks Day Recap

I didn't get to post yesterday, so I'm hoping all of you had a great St. Paddy's!

What a great day we had!!! The bigger kids and I built leprechaun traps the night before, and read a few St. Patricks Day books. In the morning, the little owls awoke to find notes from the leprechauns who got away from their traps, and consoled themselves with new St. Paddy's Day socks. W did his best to be a leprechaun, running around in green pajamas and stealing the "treasure" out of the traps.

We had shamrock bread for breakfast (I baked three huge rolls so that they connected like a shamrock), green beans with our lunch, Irish Potato candy for our snack, and a special surprise called "leprechaun stew" for dinner.

What is leprechaun stew? The kids asked the same thing. I told THEM that it was a secret recipe left in our kitchen by some leprechaun chefs. I'll tell YOU that is was steamed cauliflower and broccoli, seasoned with salt and pepper and garlic, some milk and butter, and then the whole deal is pureed (like cauliflower mashed potatoes, with broccoli added). Super yummy, and the kids each ate triple helpings. This Owl Momma felt like one tricky little leprechaun!

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