Less than one month until St. Patrick’s Day, when sweet little Irish leprechauns will sneak into your house, make a mess and leave you chocolate.
St. Patrick’s Day is kinda a big deal in my house. Not because we are Catholic, but because I am Irish. A set of my 3rd great grandparents on my mom’s side both came to American from Ireland when they were children in the mid-1800’s. As adults, they met in New York, were married, and had 5 children. I have one stained and creased photo of my Irish grandmother and unfortunately she is my stubborn brick wall because to date I have not been able to find out who her parents were. I have an idea of who I think they may be, but a genealogist needs facts, ya know.
Because she, and her husband – my 3rd great grandfather, are my most recent immigrant ancestors, they make my gene pool percentage more Irish than anything. All my other ancestors were old school, here in America before we were even America. There is also a lot of Irish on my dad’s side. I found this out through a 23 and Me test that linked my DNA to a “kidnapping Irish maniac” (my son’s words.) Read my post My Family Kidnapped St. Patrick.
We do a lot of fun things during the week of St. Patrick’s Day. But I believe that this one has always been my son’s favorite activity. I mean look at that spread of goodies!
Holidays are often loaded with cookies, cakes, pies, candies and anything else that is packed with sugar…so this is an enjoyable sugarless way to celebrate a holiday.
From top left going across: zucchini, asparagus, grapes, key lime pie yogurt (this is really green but the flash made it appear white), spinach
Row 2: celery, Green Goddess salad dressing (this is really green too), peas, pickles, green veggie sticks
Row 3: a green apple, green beans, honeydew melon, kiwi, pear
Row 4: pistachios, lettuce, broccoli, green pepper
St. Patrick’s Day posts from my archives
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