St. Patricks Day in The Twin Cities

This is a photograph of the Chicago River dyed...
This is a photograph of the Chicago River dyed green for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. On the left is Wacker Drive, where it changes from three to two levels. Crossing the river is Michigan Avenue’s double-decker bridge. This picture was taken from the Columbus Drive bridge. The view faces west. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m not actually Irish, but I enjoy St. Patrick’s Day. There is just something about a little guy wearing green and giving out gold that makes me smile.  Of course my kids just like the party at school. I usually try to make it fun at home by fixing a ‘green’ dinner. It is amazing what you can do with food coloring. I even put it in their milk.  They will sometimes eat food that they would never consider at any other meal (scrambled eggs anyone?) Here is what I plan to serve:

  • Green Milk
  • Green mashed potatoes
  • Green peas
  • Green turkey
  • Green pears
  • Green corn chips
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Hopefully the girls will enjoy their St. Patrick’s Day feast.

This year since the holiday falls on a Sunday we may even get a chance to go see the parade in St. Paul. It is actually being held on March 17 at noon.  I will admit that even though I have lived here for 20 years I have never been to see this parade. Maybe this will be the year (weather permitting of course) For a more complete listing of Irish events be sure to check out the newsletter this week.

 

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