Friday, March 13, 2009

Fun food for St. Patrick's Day

My middle child is 5 and in Kindergarten. We start our spring break this weekend so his class asked for the parents to bring in green foods to celebrate St. Patrick's day early.

I figured that most people would bring cookie and cake type things so I thought I'd do some kind of fruit but wanted to do something fun. So I bought some kiwi and used my small clover cookie cutter to make clover kiwi! I think they turned out pretty cute and I hope his classmates enjoy eating the green clovers.

I have to say I was very inspired by a blog entry written by Christy from Southern Plate called Green Your Lunch The Irish Way To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! She has some great ideas over there too. I'd love to here some of your favorite ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

I also think it's important to remember why we have St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick the Shepherd
A Poem for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick as a young man
Was captured and carried away.
He became a slave in Ireland,
Where he's loved until this day

Patrick tended his sheep flock,
Where he heard the voice of God,
And he became a shepherd,
To those born on Irish sod.

He used the Irish shamrock
To teach the trinity.
He showed the Celtic Church
The path to Eternity.

So wear your green with honor
And remember this great man --
A saint who learned as a captive
To seek God and follow his plan.

Found at Christian Activities.

Check out more ST. Patrick's Day recipes at Life as Mom's Ultimate Recipe Swap. This is also being shared at Grace's Kitchen at Feels Like Home.

Hope you have a blessed Friday!
God bless,


Jena said...

I love the clover leaf kiwi. How cute and how healthy. Great idea!

The Happy Housewife said...

That is such a cute and original idea! Great job!

FishMama said...

So cute! Clever thinking, you!

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

Thanks ladies! His class really enjoyed them. :)
God bless,