St. Patrick’s Day Menu And Tips
Fun St. Patrick’s Day Tips:
- Add green food coloring to almost any food for a very unusual “green” meal.
- Surprise your kids by adding a few drops of green food coloring to the milk in their cereal. For even more fun, have a pitcher of green milk sitting in the fridge for them to grab for when they get up in the morning.
- Try making green oatmeal or cream of wheat.
- Start fun traditions like having everyone wear green on St. Patrick’s Day or making shamrocks for them to wear. It doesn’t take much to get into the spirit of things, but it can make a fun and memorable time!
Easy St. Patrick’s Day Menu:
Beef Brisket (or the more traditional corned beef)
Rice (add a few drops of green food coloring to water before tossing in the rice)
Celery sticks and green olives
Hope’s Lime Salad*
Brownies covered in green mint frosting
St. Patrick’s Day Slush*
Here’s a St. Patrick’s Day recipe that just screams St. Patrick’s Day! Not only is it green, but it uses all that cabbage you got on sale the week of St. Patrick’s Day. The ingredients are different but it makes a very light and refreshing salad when served on a lettuce leaf.
Hope’s Lime Salad
2 small packages of lime gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 (13 oz.) can evaporated milk
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple
2 cups cabbage, finely chopped
1 cup nuts, chopped
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add milk. Fold in mayonnaise. Add remaining ingredients and pour into a 9×13 pan. Chill.
St. Patrick’s Slush
2 (3 oz.) packages lime gelatin
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
2 quarts lime sherbet
4 cups ginger ale or lemon lime soda, chilled
Dissolve gelatin into boiling water. Add cold water and sherbet. Freeze 4-5 hours until set. Remove from the freezer 45 minutes before serving. Place 1 cup of slush mixture in each glass with about 1/2 cup of soda.
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