Friday, March 18, 2011

green grub

One day, when my kids are older, and have {hopefully} developed an appreciation for fine foods - our St. Patrick's Day dinner menu might read something like this:

emerald-isle green on greens salad
blarney soup
glazed corned beef, carrots, parsnips, and cabbage
irish brown soda bread
dubliner cheese tart

But because they are kids - and would just as soon eat chicken nuggets and macaroni & cheese every night for dinner - our special st. patrick's dinner menu, in reality, was a far cry from anything irish, and more of just a giant green spread:

fruit platter - granny smith apples, green grape clumps, sliced kiwi, cubed honeydew
green fruit dip
veggie tray - celery sticks, cucumbers, broccoli florets, green bell-pepper strips
green veggie dip
green and white glass block jello
dad's white irishman and jones sodas to drink
and key lime tarts for dessert

added bonus: mini pot of gold place settings for everyone.

The kids {and john} thought it was the coolest...which in mom's book, translates to - SUCCESS.

And also, in honor of St. Patty's day,

An Old Irish blessing
for all {five} of my readers:

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!


Jackie said...

OMGoodness!!! Your table looks fantastic! I just love it, especially your little pots of gold!

natalie eve said...

WOW nicole. i love to see what you do for the holidays and then get exhausted just looking at it.

what a fabulous mom... making fabulous memories.

i have failed miserably this year on holidays. but i DID put the kids in green on thursday. it was a stretch though because it was laundry day. HA!

natalie eve said...

p.s. i love your table cloth!

shannon said...

That is the coolest St. Patty's day spread I've ever seen. Our's looked quite different. Andelyn's birthday is on St. Patty's day and she asked for Chicken Wrap-ups, rice and salad.. Hey our salad was green...:O)

The Sorensens. said...

i am sure you have more followers than you think :) comments just arent the cool thing anymore haha, everyone just blogstalks. i love seeing all of your cute pictures and cute kids all the time. you have the funnest ideas/decorations

Cormac said...

nic you're so fun, i need to take lessons. it looks so cute and fantastic. love ya

buddens said...

Lookie there! I'm the *sixth* different person to comment which means you officially have more than five readers! :)

I so love the pots of gold! And I'm soooooo in love with your tablecloth - do you mind sharing where you got it? It just makes me happy to look at it!

Colleen said... looked amazing! And it made me smile to see the Jones soda, Jones soda always makes me think of you!

Angie P said...

This is the cutest thing ever Nic! Gosh you are an awesome mom! I want to do cute things like this feast when I'm a momma.

nicole said...

thanks're all so sweet. and for those wondering, the tablecloth came from anthropologie. i got it probably a year and a half ago, but i'm pretty sure they still have it.

Rachel said...

You are just too creative! That table looks amazing! I need to be a more fun mom. You are my inspiration!