Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saint Patrick's Day

Happy Green Day!!

Saint Patrick's Day is one of those little holidays that doesn't seem to get enough attention if you have kids under the age of 21 that is.  There doesn't seem to be too many kid friendly events going on, so I  got some ideas to celebrate at home.  Here's my list of how we celebrated Saint Patty's Day...

1. Hubby made green pancakes
2. We all wore green shirts
3. We did a treasure hunt for the girls using this template to write clues on.  They searched for gold coins which was 5 pennies put into baggies.  The girls got 6 baggies each.  I emptied out the pennies from my wallet and that determined how many pennies they got.  I can't believe I got 60 pennies of out of there!
4.  I made green mac and cheese for dinner using food coloring and had a green salad to go with it.
5.  For dessert, I made Lucky's Layered Lime dessert.  The one in the picture looked much prettier than mine though.  We used much smaller glasses and all of us ate half or less because it was filling.

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You will need:1 box vanilla instant pudding (3.4 oz) *
4 tbsp powdered lime gelatin (3 oz box is more than enough) *2 cups cold milkcrushed graham crackers
whipped toppingsprinkles - optional

Combine pudding, milk and 4 tbsp of gelatin in a mixing bowl and whisk for approximately 2 minutes. Mixture will start to thicken and gelatin should be completely dissolved. Place in refrigerator for at least one hour, this will help the pudding thicken.

Just before serving, layer pudding mixture, crushed graham crackers and whipped topping in small glasses; repeat until glasses are full. Top with sprinkles and enjoy!

*Pistachio or any other flavor pudding can be substituted for the vanilla pudding and lime gelatin.

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