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St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

I always love an excuse to have a dinner party and invite a few friends over. I guess I can now officially call St. Patrick’s Day a “tradition” in my home. For the past few years I have been firing up the crock pots cooking up corned beef and cabbage. Here are a few photos of the process.  I made 15 lbs this year (that’s 3 crock pots!). Enough for dinner and plenty for leftovers. Yum!

I kept my tabletop simple. A few pots of shamrocks (oxalis) and a four leaf clover at each place setting. A drop of  food coloring makes for festive green beer. Even my cat was trying to get into the spirit. Cheers!

I’ve received a lot of questions about the plastic bags that you see in the photos below. They are called slow cooker liners and are the BEST invention EVER! They make clean up a snap.  I’ve had good luck finding them at Target.

Each year I try something new. This year it was the dessert: Chocolate Guinness Goodness.They are supposed to look like pints of Guinness. And I added a little gold on top for good luck. And of course a few gold coins that landed at the end of the rainbow.