Green is not only THE color of 2013, but also screams St. Patrick’s Day. Beyond fashion and home décor, get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day and cook up some fun in the kitchen with your favorite green foods.
Just as green beer for grownups is almost a staple for the day, there are lots of ways to engage the kids and grandkids in the green food fun, too. This St. Patrick's Day, go emerald and be creative, in the kitchen and out.
Top 10 Go Green Food Ideas for St. Patrick's Day
1. Green eggs and yam – a little green food coloring in scrambled eggs, a cooked yam, and pure delight. The kids will love this new breakfast idea, inspired by (almost) Dr. Suess.
2. Green pancakes - (adding a few drops of green food coloring to your batter will make your morning meal go from blah to voila! And if you're really feeling creative, create shamrocks by pouring and melding 3 or 4 little pancakes together to form the iconic shape.
3. Green grapes, honeydew, kiwi -- cube fruits and skewer to make delightful fruit kabobs or add to green Jello® for a tasty, healthy dessert.
4. Green mashed potatoes – more food dye converts plain old taters to green ones
5. Brussel sprouts (OK, so these may not be your kids’ faves, but they’re healthy!
6. Green apple slices dipped in honey. Yum.
7. Cookies – again with the food dye added to batter or sugar cookie dough. You can even cut them out in shamrock shapes.
8. Cupcakes – green frosting is all you need to top off any cupcake or to add a shamrock shape to the top of a cupcake (four dollops and a stem).
9. Mint ice cream. Why not? It’s cool.
10. Smoothies and shamrock shakes – add a touch of green food coloring to your favorite vanilla shake or create a green, minty smoothie.
And to serve up these tasty greens, have the kids create shamrock-stamped placemats by slicing up a green pepper (divided into 3 or 4 sections naturally). Simply dip the sliced pepper into green food coloring or green paint and stamp onto paper.
There’s no end of fun when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. After all, that’s the one day of the year when EVERYONE is Irish!
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