Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Happy St Patrick's Day. My family never was really go all out for St. Patty's day, but I have the admit the fun in it is watching others who do go all out to celebrate it. One thing though, I'd love to see is the Chicago river turned green. For the past 43 years, turning the Chicago river an incredible Irish green has been a annual tradition for the St. Patrick's Day parade and celebration. How cool is that?

However, if you're in and around the Washington DC area, check out the St. Patrick's Day parade along Constitution Avenue. This is an two and a half hour event better known as the Nation's St. Patrick's Day parade. What a great family event this will be. Click here for more details.

Washington, DC St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2012

If you're in the mood for some tasty green treats to celebrate the holiday, you must try this fabulous Leprechaun Lime Punch found at Taste of Home.
Leprechaun Lime Punch Recipe

  • Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Yield: 20-24 Servings


  • 5-3/4 cups refrigerated citrus punch
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 quart lime sherbet, softened
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • Lime slices


  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine the citrus punch, limeade, sugar, lime juice and sherbet; stir until smooth and sugar is dissolved. Add soda and food coloring; stir to mix. Float lime slices on top. Serve immediately. Yield: 20-24 servings (1 gallon).
Nutritional Facts1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 128 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

So, whatever you decide to do today to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, last but not least, top of the day to you.

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