Welcome March and her happy little holiday of St. Patrick’s Day. One of the best things about having a holiday in the middle, or anywhere for that matter, in the month means you’ve got a reason to celebrate. I feel that having little celebrations along life’s pathway makes the going so much more fun, enjoyable and delicious! Also, a side benefit is that is helps to stave off that drab, old, depression that is always lurking about hoping to settle in like a think sludge of yuck on your adorable life. Don’t let it! I’m here to help you.
First: if you are the decorate-y type, go for it. Greens of all sorts, Irish goods, clovers, tartan prints, leprechauns. Make it festive!
Second: Plan a delicious St. Patrick’s Day dinner. I didn’t know how much I love corned beef until I made it last year! It has the most savory mix of coriander, peppercorns, mustard seeds, and other herbs and spices– trust me, you’ll crave it later! I’ll share my easy St. Patty’s Day dinner in the next post. And the Irish Soda Bread baking along side balsamic glazed cabbage followed by Irish short bread cookies. It sounds like a lot of work but trust me, it’s easier than you think!
Third: For the little ones, hide chocolate wrapped gold coins around the house and let them find them! My kids love any hide and go seek type games so this is easy –I buy the gold coins at See’s Candy but I’m sure they are sold other places!
They also sell an Irish Potato candy at See’s as well– it looks like a dirty, old, potato with eyes but it’s actually a cocoa dusted chocolate
covered divinity ball! They kids thought they were actual old potatoes so that was half the fun!
I encourage you to keep putting forth the effort and energy to make life exciting and as fun as possible for yourself and the people you love. It really is the the little things that make life feel alive again.
And below you’ll find my table set, well, for a party of course! Happy Celebrating!
May your troubles be less,
And your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness,
come through your door!