What does St. Patrick's Day mean to me? Well, I'm not Catholic. And I don't drink. That about does it. No wait, I'm like twenty-five percent Irish. Sweet, I can celebrate.
Last night, in preparation for today's festivities, I had the grand idea to bake a rainbow cake. Yes, I'm talking about a six layer cake. Genius, right? Let me tell you, it was AMAZING. About a foot tall. Four containers of icing and an entire bottle of red food coloring (red, orange and purple all use red!). Awesome. Check it out for yourself:
And then this happened. Suck.
That about did me in. Do you have any idea how much time I spent on that thing? Time I'll never get back. Oh well. My kids still thought it was cool. It's the taste that counts anyways, right?
On to today. Breakfast was green mini shamrock pancakes, made using a heart shaped cookie cutter.
Green applesauce. I had to post the close-up for the nastiness factor.
I sewed this cute little leprechaun shirt for my son last night. He loved it and wore it to school today.
Dinner was green spaghetti (I cooked the noodles in water with food coloring) with Pesto Alfredo sauce.
Green Shamrock Rice Crispy Treat
And finally, mint Oreos dipped in green chocolate (white chocolate dyed green).
My six year old can't wait to see if his pee turns green. After all the food coloring we ate, I wouldn't be surprised. Happy St. Patrick's Day!