Tuesday, March 18, 2014

St Patricks Day Meal


It feels like all over Pinterest during this time of year is fun things to eat, craft, or decorate for St. 
Patricks Day. I always pin a million things and plan to do them with my kids but rarely does it ever happen. (Hopefully I'm not the only one) I was out of town with my kids while my husband worked the days leading up to this holiday. So when I returned home I was exhausted, had a pile of laundry to do, and was trying to pick my battles. So the unpacking and laundry was set aside to make this fun and magical meal for my family. I also picked up 6 boxes of Krispy Kreme Donuts to doorbell ditch our neighbors with a cute St. Patricks Day message on them. Then my friend had a piñata at the park for the kids to hit! It was such a fun memorable holiday! 

Here is the menu:
Waffles
Fruit Rainbow with Fruit Dip
Green Scrambled Eggs
Green Bacon
Rainbow Jello
Clover Sugar Cookies
Rainbow Cupcakes

Now onto the recipes!


Rainbow Fruit with 2-ingredient Dip
Blackberries
Blueberries
Purple Grapes
Strawberries
Oranges
Pineapples
Bananas
Kiwi

Dip:
4 ounces whipped topping, thawed
6 ounces Strawberry Yogurt

Mix ingredients together and store in the fridge. Add to the plate right before serving.




Rainbow Jello
Small Boxes of:
Lime Jello
Strawberry Jello
Orange Jello
Lemon Jello
8 ounces whipped topping, thawed
Whipped Cream  

Prepare Lime Jello as directed on the back of the box under the "quick chill" method. Pour 2/3 of the Jello in the bottle of a sprayed 9x13 glass baking dish.  Let sit for 30 minutes. Mix the remaining 1/3 of jello with a large dollop of whipped topping. After the 20 minutes is up pour the lime whipped topping mixture on top and let sit for another 30 minutes. Then repeat the process for each flavor of jello. Once it is all done top with home-ade whipped cream or more cool whip. 
(These are the flavors I used but you can use whatever flavors you want. You also can add more colors too!)


Swedish Waffles
3/4 cup whole milk, warmed
2 Tablespoons warm water
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons yeast
2 eggs, room temperature
1 cup butter, softened
3 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
4 cups bread flour
1 (10 ounces) package Lars Swedish Pearl Sugar

Add the water and 2 Tablespoons sugar to the warm milk and stir. Add the yeast and let sit for 10 minutes. It should get foamy. In a large bowl, kitchen aid, or bosch beat together the eggs, butter, honey, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla. (I added green food coloring at this time) Then add 2 cups of flour and mix for a few minutes. Scrap sides and add the remaining 2 cups of flour slowly. Dough should be a little sticky. Don't just dump in the 2 cups slowly add it so that your dough does not become dry. Cover and let rise for at least 4 hours. The longer the better! (This can be made overnight! And can rise for up to 24 hours!) Then punch down dough and knead in the swedish sugar pearls. Then separate into 8-10 equal parts. (I like to half mine and then half those and then half those and so on instead of just trying to eye it into equal parts) Heat up waffle maker and then spray and place a ball of the dough on it and spread it a little. Cook until golden brown! Butter and then place whatever toppings you like! We like to have a variety because each of us eat them differently! 

Toppings:
Bananas, sliced
Strawberries, slices
Raspberries
Cookie Butter from Trader Joes
Whipped Cream



Green Bacon:
After bacon in cooked lightly brush on green food coloring.

Green Eggs:
Crack a few eggs into a bowl and beat. Add food coloring and beat some more. Cook eggs on a greased skillet.


Hope you all had a great St. Patricks Day and enjoyed these fun recipes! 



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