Irish Tradition

St. Patty’s Day is known to many as the notorious day of drinking excessive amounts of green beer and whiskey, staying up all night mumbling along to Irish songs you would NEVER listen to on any other day of the year (songs you don’t know any of the words to…yet you still insist on yelling along until the bars throw you out). You somehow make it home just in time to take a quick nap (if you’re lucky), hop in the shower and head off to work… Don’t get me wrong, that all sounds like a blast. Really! But I have to admit… That’s just not me.

What did I do on St. Patty’s Day, you ask? I did what my mom has done for my sister and I every St. Patricks day since I can remember: made green shamrock pancakes and green scrambled eggs, served it up with green-dyed milk and made a treasure hunt that led to a pile of gold coins (chocolate of course!).

St Pattys day


  • – 1 3/4 c. Mama’s Gluten Free Pancake Mix 
  • – 2 eggs
  • – 1 c. Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla
  • – 6 drops green food coloring

Stir it all up, pour into shamrock shapes on a skillet and voila! You’ve got yourself some nutritious and delicious Shamrock Pancakes! Whip up as many eggs as you’d like, and add whatever else your Irish-self feels like to your plate. (I heated up some Chicken Apple Sausage links – SO good)

After breakfast I made Spencer play along with my little game and find the pot o’ gold at the end of the shamrock trail :)


We spent the afternoon catching up on work and hanging out. I hit the treadmill for about 30 minutes (watched an episode of Friends) and got ready for the night. Although we didn’t go out partying all night, we did at least make it out for a couple of Moscow Mules, and a yummy St. Patty’s Day dinner! Hope you all had a great St. Patty’s Day! Next year… it’s green beers and Irish songs till 5 in the morning :) (Okay, we’ll see…)


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