St Patrick's Day recipes include Irish recipes, green food, kids fun
recipes, and leprechaun's bringing luck. St Patrick's Day is an
holiday honoring an Irish saint who died on March 17th.
However you celebrate it, it is a day to have fun, wear green and
pretend you're Irish (even if you're not).
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Luck of Irish - St Patrick's Day Recipes
Festive Patty's Day Table Setting
Bring a little fun and luck to your table simply by adding a green
tablecloth and sprinkling gold glitter down the center. Your kids
will have a ball decorating. They can cut clover shapes out of green
paper by using a clover cookie cutter as the pattern or by drawing 3
hearts and adding a stem. Trace around the clover on green paper and
Leprechaun Pancake Breakfast
Create a fun leprechaun breakfast with pancakes. Use sliced bananas,
blueberry and kiwis to decorate his face. Orange segments fill his
beard and a chocolate licorice helps with the buckle on his kiwi
2 cups warm milk
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon yeast
1/4 Cup warm water
6 cups flour
Add milk and butter to a microwave safe dish. Warm for 1 minute or
until butter melts. Add salt and 1 Tablespoon sugar to milk mixture.
Add to mixing bowl. Blend in 3 cups flour.
Add 1/4 cup warm water to a bowl and add 1 Tablespoon sugar and
yeast. Let sit 1-2 minutes then add to mixing bowl. Blend in 3
remaining cups of flour. Take out of bowl and knead several minutes.
Add 1 tablespoon oil to your bowl and place bread dough inside.
Cover with a towel and let rise 1 hour. After 1 hour roll dough into
small balls. Add 3 balls into a muffin tin to resemble a three leaf
clover. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.
18 Green Food Ideas St Patrick's Day Recipes
Go for fruit. There is a lot of green fruits that you
can cut up into small pieces or make into a green fruit salad.
Green grapes, green apples, kiwifruit, avocado.
Spreads. Tint cream cheese or white frosting with a
small amount of green food coloring and have kids spread on
crackers or oatmeal cookies.
Vegetables. The great thing about green is there are a
lot of healthy green things to eat! Lettuce, cucumbers, celery,
broccoli, green peppers, spinach and green beans. Snack on these
individually or have kids make their own salad.
Green Jell-O. An easy project for the kids to
Add green food coloring to bread dough, biscuits or
soft pretzel dough. Shape and bake.
What better time to have your kids try something new like Kale
Apple Frogs - using green apples and green
grapes can make this a fun green recipe for St. Patrick's Day.
Green Apple Snack
Green apple wedges
Green food coloring
Tint the cream cheese with a few drops of green food coloring.
Have the kids spread cream cheese on top of apple wedges. Enjoy
a simple green snack.
This recipe is full of nutrition with chopped broccoli and also
great fun for a green St Patrick's Day recipe.
2 -10 oz. pkgs. frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
2 Cups crushed seasoned stuffing
1 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
6 eggs, lightly beaten
½ Cup butter or margarine, softened
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Pepper
Directions: In mixing bowl add cooked, chopped broccoli. Crush
stuffing with meat mallet or rolling pin. Add to broccoli. Stir in
cheese, eggs and soft butter. Season with salt and pepper. Stir
together until well combined. Shape broccoli mixture into balls.
Place each ball on a greased baking pan. Bake at 350 for 10-12
minutes or until golden brown.
This is not an Irish recipe but it will make a green kid friendly
dinner recipe for St Patrick's Day.
¼ Cup prepared Pesto sauce (pesto is made with basil and you
can usually find it in the pasta sauce aisle)
1 pkg. linguine or spaghetti noodles
Cook noodles and drain. Toss pesto sauce with cooked noodles. Serve
with fresh Parmesan cheese.
Add ingredients together in blender and mix.
Lime Sherbet Punch
This quick easy St Patrick's Day recipe is delicious and a cinch to
one quart lime sherbet
2 quarts Sprite or ginger ale
Pour Sprite or ginger ale in pitcher or punch bowl. Add scoops of
sherbet and serve immediately.
White or yellow cake mix
One package of pistachio pudding
Green food coloring
3 or 4 mini heart shape pans (whether you want a 3 leaf
clover or 4 leaf clover)
One rectangle mini loaf pan
Prepare cake mix according to directions. Add pudding and several
drops of green food coloring. Grease heart cake pans with
shortening. Dust the bottom of the pans with flour shaking all over
until evenly coated. Pour batter into each pan. Bake according to
directions and allow to cool.
When cakes have cooled, shape 3 hearts into the shape of the
shamrock on a serving dish. Add the mini loaf pan as the stem.
Prepare frosting by adding green food coloring to white frosting.
For a minty flavor you can add 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract to
the frosting. Frost your shamrocks.
Soften ice cream by leaving out for a few minutes. In 9x12 cake pan
or pie pan, crumble Oreo cookies over bottom. Spoon ice cream on
top. Arrange Oreo cookies along side of pan. Drizzle lines with
chocolate syrup on top and more chopped cookies. Refreeze.
Mint Ice Cream
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 ¾ Cup milk
¾ Cup sugar
1 ¾ Cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla
¼ teaspoon Peppermint extract
4 drops green food coloring
½ Cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
In a saucepan, combine eggs, milk, sugar and salt. Cook and stir
over medium heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees(with candy
thermometer) and coats a metal spoon. Cool to room temp. Stir in
cream, vanilla, peppermint extract and food coloring if desired.
Chill for 2 hours. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill ice cream freezer
cylinder 2/3 full; freeze according to directions.
Rainbow Theme Recipes
Create a fun rainbow fruit and vegetable platter like this one.
One small package of gelatin flavors of red, orange, yellow,
green and blue
1 1/4 Cup hot water for each package
Dissolve jell-o in boiling water (don't add cold water). Place each
color in a separate bowl or flat buttered pan. Chill. When gelatin
is set cut into squares. Place on a serving platter creating a
rainbow of colors in the colors listed above. If desired, before
serving add whip cream at the end of the rainbow and add golden
This is one of the famous St Patrick's Day recipes for Irish food.
Carrots cut in chunks as many as desired
Potatoes cut in chunks as many as desired
1 Cup beef broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
One whole clove of garlic
Cabbage cut in wedges
Place cut vegetables on bottom of crock pot. Place corned beef
brisket on the top. In mixing bowl combine broth and Worcestershire
sauce. Pour over top of brisket. Add garlic clove and bay leaf. Cook
on low 6-8 hours. Add cabbage to top of pot half way through cooking
Irish Soda Bread
Some common ingredients in Irish soda bread, besides the basic
ingredients, are buttermilk, caraway seeds and baking soda.
2 Cups white flour
1 Cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ Cup white sugar
1 ½ Cups buttermilk
¾ Cup raisins
1 Tablespoon caraway seeds
In mixing bowl combine flours, baking soda, salt and sugar. In
separate bowl combine eggs and buttermilk. Pour into dry ingredients
and blend slightly, you just want the dough moistened so don't beat
to long. Stir in raisins and caraway seeds with a spoon. On a
floured surface knead dough several minutes. Place in a round cake
pan. With a knife slice an X on the top of the loaf. Bake at 350
degrees for 30-40 minutes until golden.
A traditional Irish stew was prepared with the cheapest ingredients
that were easily accessible. Lamb, potatoes, and onions could be
found easily so they were often included in the stew. Now a days you
can find chicken, beef and any kind of vegetables included. Try your
own St Patrick's Day recipe for Irish Stew.
2-4 lbs. cubed lamb, chicken or beef
2 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 quarts water or beef broth
2 bay leaves
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
carrots, peeled and cut in slices, as many as desired
potatoes, peeled and cubed, as many as desired
onions, sliced, as many as desired
Add ingredients to crock pot or large soup pan making sure liquid
covers all meat and vegetables. If cooking in crock pot cook on low
6-8 hours or high 4-6 hours. On the stove top for one hour or oven 2