Ways to have an adventurous St. Patrick's Day!
If you are Irish ~ or just ike to celebrate St. Patrick's Day it is no surprise that lots of people convert to being Irish on this day. From History the earliest patron Saint of Ireland was from Boston in 1737.
St. Patrick's Day is a way for Immigrants to remember their country and wearing a bit of the green.
Only in the past 25 years or so has Ireland been celebrating St. Patrick's Day the way American's celebrate. Parades, parties, pubs with (green beer) masses, music, dance and lots of green food.
Here are 10 ways to make your St. Patrick's Day just a little more adventurous and exciting:
1. Make a Asparagus Skirt - it is green and adventurous
Go to your local vegetable farmers market or grocery store and pick up 2 - 4 big bunches of asparagus.
String the asparagus together with a thick needle and thread; similar to making a hula skirt. See photo. This is more amazing than green lingerie. Plus if it gets steamy you can eat them.
2. Search for Shamrocks.
Go to your local Garden store and pick up shamrock plants. Plant them all around your property. Send your children or adults out hunting for a four leaf clover. Planting them where they will be easily discovered is half the fun. You could add a gold coin inside some of the plants.
3. Make shamrock sandwiches.
If you are very adventurous make bread in a bread cooker the day before and throw in a few drops of green food coloring. Slice the bread and then cut them with shamrock cookie cutters. You can make these for children's lunch and throw into their lunch box or have a party later in the day with your Shamrock sandwiches.
4. Visit the 99cent store.
For really cheap ways to decorate and entertain - go to the 99 cent store or Party City is having a big 99 cent sale. You can pick up green sunglasses, green drinking cups, green party supplies, etc. Pick up some apple cider and add green food coloring to spice things up.
5. Make Irish Soda Bread
You will need 4 C. of Flour, 1 t. baking soda, 1/4 t. salt, 1 T. sugar, and 1 1/2 C. sour Milk or Milk equivalent. Set oven to 400 Degrees F. Sift all dry ingredients together. Add milk and stir. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and form into a round loaf. Put the rounded ball in a greased cast iron pan or baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes. (Add green fod coloring with the sour milk if you wish.)
You can make the milk sour by adding a little vinegar or lemon juice.
6. Green Beer
Seems like all the pubs and bars serve green beer on St. Patrick's Day. Why not just do it yourself at your own gathering by adding a couple drops of green food coloring.
7. Make a tall glass of Evergreen or Liquid Chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is super healthy; similar to eating pounds of vegetables. Cholorophyll has been know to prevent cancer. Receiving Evergreen or Liquid Chlorophyll in the raw state has excellent health benefits. All plants that are green have cholorophyll. (More information on this at http://www.MasteringWeightLossandFitness.com) Eating lots of greens helps with diabetes.
8. Put out a centerpiece of Green Apples, Asparagus, Fennel, spinach, kale, rosemary branches,
green grapes, etc. Let your adventurous side out.
9. Champagne with Creme de Mint
Or Bailey's Irish cream with coffee. Make Green Jello.
10. Play Hot Potato
Lots of other little ideas that can make some fun are: Green Balloons, Irish Jig Music downloaded from Pandora, Pin the leaf on the shamrock, and make AMerican Irish Cabbage and whatever. Just don't drink and drive.