|St. Patrick’s Day is coming up SOON!|
This is one my favorite months of the year. My family were all IRISH! And my mom was an Irish Catholic. We REALLY celebrated St. Patrick’s Day every year. I remember dinners where she would actually give us kids a bit of wine with 7 up to toast to some of her favorite SAINTS.
Those are happy memories of sitting in the formal dining room with my 5 siblings cracking jokes and eating yummy food like corned beef and cabbage, baked potato and green popcorn . I love St. Patrick’s DAY! I’m a Pattie, and my mom called me Patrick for a silly nickname when I was little. So there you have it. Our family loved celebrating this fun “pinch me if I forget the green” day.
I don’t have very many decorations for it but I always do at least my entry table and my dining room table in honor of my mother and her love of St. Patrick’s Day. I also decorate my classroom in Shamrocks, leprechauns and GREEN, glittery stuff and of course GOLD wrapped chocolates!
So in honor of the lucky leprechauns out there, I turned my kitchen and entry hall into a bit o’green today!
And here is my classroom….we’ve gone green there too.
My kitchen table is very lucky too. But alas, I have eaten all of those peanut butter cups you see there. I’m not very good at avoiding the gold when I know there is chocolate stuff inside! But I DID make a fun chocolate cake with unwrapped peanut butter cups on top!
I know it’s not green but it WAS super delicious. I just used a regular boxed cake mix and added:
a small package of chocolate pudding mix (dry, just dump it in)
and 1 cup sour cream to the recipe.
For this delectable Peanut Butter Icing:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cream or milk. It’s so yummy!
|Chocolate cake with Peanut Butter Icing. And the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup on top makes it so festive!|
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And may the LUCK of the IRISH always be with you!