Pink :: I 'm so lucky to have a friend like you!
Thanks for not giving up on me on this blog. Seriously I think I am 3 or 4 posts behind you! Mr. Think gave me a wonderful birthday gift of a trip with my Mom and sisters for a week. I tired to post 3 times from my phone but it never worked. I got so frustrated that I ignored it all last week. I'll post about it later today. But I wanted to share about St. Patrick's day first. It looks like you once again had a fun one. Loved your ideas. We made our Leprechaun Trap, had our Lucky Charms and Green Lunch too.
I don't have a photo of it but I printed out "I'm so lucky because...." on the back of various green scrapbook paper strips. We wrote in what we felt lucky about and made a paper chain with them that we hung around the living room. It turned out pretty cute and it was a great way to talk about luck vs. blessings in our life. We came up with a lot so our chain was long!
I made my first batch of split pea soup for dinner that night. I love pea soup so can't believe that it was a first time I made some. I think it will be a tradition from now on. I saw a cooking show where they cooked some bacon in the bottom of the pan before they made the soup and left some of the drippings in to flavor the soup. So yummy!
For dessert I made these : Individual Chocolate Mint Icebox Cakes
I have it written down as coming out of "Food Magazine". Not sure what that is so I guess I can't give proper credit. Sorry!
You use those Famous Chocolate Wafer Cookies. Mix 1/4 Peppermint Extract with 3/4 cup Light Sour Cream. Whip up 1/4 cup Heavy Cream and 1 1/2 tsp. Sugar until stiff peaks. Fold the two mixtures together. I added green food coloring to mine. Spoon 1 tsp. of topping on each cookie to make a stack of 5. If they seem to be sliding use something like a small glass or bowl to prop them up. I put mine in a casserole dish with small metal cups between them but they were pretty steady. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 8 hours. I cut out a shamrock shape out of cardstock to make a stencil and sprinkled cocoa.
I tasted the mixture before I put it between the cookies and it was nasty! Sour cream and mint? Yuck. But after 4 hours I tried one and they were yummy. The cookies get soft so you can eat them with a fork. I can see these at a baby shower with pink or blue filling and a baby themed stencil on top. And quick and easy version would be with just Cool Whip.
Thanks for inspiring me green! :: Think