Happy St. Patrick's Day ☘️
I'm not Irish, I can't dance a jig, I've never caught a leprechaun and I don't drink green beer (or any beer for that matter😅) but... that's never stopped me from celebrating St. Patrick's Day.🍻☘️ I've unashamedly served shamrock shaped pancakes, lime jello squares and green mashed potatoes to commemorate this special day. Why is it that a green donut is appealing only one day a year? 🍩
When my kids were little, I took great pride in my ability to turn ordinary foods into green themed creations.🤣 With a few drops of food coloring, I could turn ordinary scrambled eggs and banana muffins into a St. Patrick's Day breakfast bonanza. I'm also not ashamed to admit that I used a shamrock shaped cookie cutter to make shaped sandwiches for my kids lunch boxes, far longer than I should have. 😬 I'm not above exploiting a theme for my own purposes. 😅
It's been quite a few years since I've made green waffles for my crew. Over time, I feel like I've transitioned into serving foods that are more naturally green, on St. Patrick's Day. Broccoli, spinach, green beans, bell peppers, avocado, kiwi, mint chocolate chip ice cream - if it's green - it's St. Patrick's Day worthy. (Especially the ice cream. 🤣🍦)
I've been sitting on this Broccoli Pesto Pasta recipe for quite a while. I wanted to save it for just this occasion. I mean, what better way is there to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a green themed meal? Throw in a slice of Irish Soda bread and you've got a delicious dinner for March 17th. Not necessarily Irish - but green, nonetheless. 😂
Broccoli Pesto Pasta
1 pound pasta
4 cups broccoli florets
2 cups fresh basil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup parmigiano-reggiano, grated
Toss pasta with pesto. Top with additional cheese and pine nuts.
What green foods are you enjoying today?🍻 I'm always looking to expand my St. Patrick's Day menu. ☘️ Have a great day friends.
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