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Doing Anything Fun for St. Patrick's Day?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

It's almost St. Patrick's Day, a holiday we always celebrated in our own way..

I gather that it's a holiday that many folks are ambivalent about, but it was a special day for us, and when our children were small (well, actually, until they left home for college) my DH would get up early and fix breakfast,

And he would ALWAYS make green eggs and ham. (and we'd read Dr. Seuss, of course)

The kids always wondered where he had gotten eggs that would turn out green, but they quieted down after seeing some Araucana chicken eggs, green on the outside (and we never showed them the eggs before they were cooked.

So I still think about green eggs and ham for St. Patrick's Day...

Do YOU have a similar tradition?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLPURNELL 3/18/2013 9:52PM

    That's an awesome tradition!

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FANGFACEKITTY 3/17/2013 3:15PM

    We generally tried to have corned beef and cabbage, but my single attempt at green eggs was not exactly a success and I never dared to repeat.

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F8CONE8 3/17/2013 1:19PM

    Have a wonderful St. Paddy's day!

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BLUEANGELLK 3/17/2013 7:49AM

    I take some time to look at the pictures I took when I was in Ireland, and wish I were going back soon!

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JSALERNO 3/17/2013 6:31AM

    watching nascar

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JANTWO 3/17/2013 1:20AM

    We had to wear something green or get pinched by anyone who spotted us without something green in our clothing.
How sweet - your DH made green eggs for your kids.....LOVE THAT!!!!

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JAMER123 3/17/2013 12:43AM

    That is a cute tradition. We read Dr. Suess' Green eggs & ham many time and the kids loved it. We haven't done anything for the holiday. I have a cousin that was born on the 17th and when we were younger, we would celebrate his BD. That was the only tradition we celebrated.
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JESS_J6484 3/17/2013 12:12AM

  What a fun tradition!

We never really did any celebration when I was a child. My family contains no Irish heritage.

Now that I am married into an Irish family, I'm finding out what these traditions are all about!

Tomorrow we are going down by the great city of Chicago to my husband's aunt's house. She is making a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner. She called to ask me to bring dessert - A)Because I FINALLY got my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer for Christmas ;) and B) I'm the semi-gourmet baker in the family... which is why I am the weight I am, I'm sure.

So I will be contributing a traditional Irish Apple Cake served with Whiskey Caramel Sauce.

Happy St. Patty's Day!

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