St. Patrick's Day Meal

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You don’t need to be Irish to enjoy our St. Patrick’s Day lunch! If you like this craft, you’ll also enjoy our Mmm…Cookies book club post which includes a sugar cookie recipe.

Sandwich Ideas:
*Shamrock Sandwich: Use a shamrock cookie cutter on your child’s favorite sandwich.
*Green Grilled Cheese: Use slices of white cheddar, mozzarella, or white American cheese colored with a drop or two of green food coloring to make a green cheese sandwich.
*Green Cream Cheese Sandwich: Add a drop or two of green food coloring to your cream cheese before making your sandwich.

Vegetables:
*Asparagus Rainbows: Steam some asparagus stalks and form them into rainbow shapes on your plate. Melt some mozzarella or other white cheese and dollop on one end for the clouds.
*Gold Coin Tater Tots: Use tater tots as gold coins. (Use sweet potato tater tots for a more nutritious version and a deeper golden hue.)

Drinks:
*Green Milk: Add a few drops of green food coloring to a cup of milk.
*Green Milkshake: Use mint chocolate chip ice cream for a “green” twist on a classic favorite. (Or use green food coloring with vanilla ice cream.)

Desserts:
*Green Swirl Cupcakes: Use white cake mix and make according to package directions. After filling cupcake liners with batter, add 2 to 3 drops of food coloring in each cup. Use a toothpick to swirl the green coloring around. Bake as directed. Frost with white frosting and green sprinkles.


*Shamrock Cupcakes: To make your cupcakes into a shamrock shape, pour batter into cupcake liners. Then make three small balls of aluminum foil and push them down between the cupcake pan and liner of each cupcake, creating 3 “leaves.”

*Shamrock Cookies: Use a sugar cookie dough and add some green food coloring. Roll out and use a shamrock cookie cutter to make shamrock cookies.

*Rainbow Cookies 1: Use a sugar cookie dough and split it into three bowls. Add food coloring to each bowl so you have three different colors of dough. Give a child a small ball of each color dough. On a floured surface and with lightly floured hands, have them roll each ball into a “snake”, just like with playdough. Make a rainbow with one “snake” of each of the three different colors. Bake as directed on the cookie dough package/recipe.

*Rainbow Cookies 2: Use a sugar cookie dough and split it into three bowls. Add food coloring to each bowl so you have three different colors of dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one color to about ½ inch thickness in a rectangular shape. Do the same with each color and layer one on top of the other. Starting at the LONG end of the rectangle, roll up all three layers of dough. Cut the ends off and discard. Your colors should be in a swirl inside. Cut ½ inch think slices of cookie dough and bake as directed on the cookie dough package/recipe.

*Send us a picture of your kids and your St. Patrick’s Day lunch and we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
*Make a Shamrock Necklake to wear at your lunch – another great St. Patrick's Day craft from My Activity Maker.
*The Story of Saint Patrick's Day - at Amazon.com for less than $2!

This activity can be found in the Holidays section of our site.