Holidays are always a fun excuse to get creative and do some playful things with your ordinary,everyday foods! I know some of you go all out with extravagant meals and decorations, and maybe some of you don’t bother doing anything thing at all!;) That’s the beauty of being you and doing whatever that heck you want! Ha Being a mom, it’s always fun to see the excitement from your kids when you do a little something to make the day extra special! Let’s face it, life can be a bit monotonous at times, so we thought we’d share a few super simple, easy to do, and of course yummy snacks to spice things up this week for St. Patrick’s Day! Before I do I thought I’d share a little thought with you.;)
Five years ago on st. Patrick’s Day, our entire family received a call that our dad was taken to the hospital in an ambulance for what they thought was a heart attack, based on his symptoms. We all hurried to the hospital, completely filled with worry, and lots of tears! Our entire crew was wearing green of course, because we didn’t want to get pinched on that day !! Ha That night they ran several tests on our sweet dad, ruling out his heart, and finding out he had a large brain tumor. What a heartbreaking day that was! 🙁
We didn’t know for sure at that point if it was cancerous, but after they operated a few weeks later, we learned it was. Our dad was given about 18 months to live. Our hearts were broken, and our worlds had changed forever. Those next 18 months were spent loving on our awesome dad and sucking up every last second we had with him. We are two very blessed girls to have had him as our dad! He loved like no other, and left a beautiful legacy behind that we are so proud of. He was an influence of good to all who knew him, and such a unique and quirky man which constantly makes us giggle and smile whenever we think of him.❤️❤️❤️
This little side story I share because whenever I think of St. Patrick’s day, this is my strongest memory. It’s a hard day, but we have to find the Happy in life right!! We can choose to focus on the heartache or find something fun to do, or make new memories that bring joy and happiness. Making some fun treats on this holiday will put smiles on my families faces, so those are awesome memories!! Sometimes we need to push ourselves a little to get into the fun of life, but we won’t regret it! I challenge you, our friends to find a small way to participate in this upcoming st. Patrick’s Day! Make something festive for someone else, and their excitement will make you smile!!;) Your effforts will be so worth it!!😘 Now, on to our fun snacks!
Healthy— Rainbow kabobs- every leprechaun needs a rainbow!! easy, pretty, and so festive!!
Savory– home made spinach chips and guacamole dip- green green green!! 🍀🍀🍀
-Cut your chips out with a shamrock cookie-cutter
-place on cookie sheet
-drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil on top ( I put a little oil on a plate, dipped the back of a spoon in the oil and spread over shamrocks lightly) and sprinkle some mrs. Dash over the top
-bake 325 for 15 minutes
-dip in your favorite guacamole 😋
These were delish!!!! 👆🏻
Sweet– golden coin Oreos
Now these were interesting! Ha Next time I would get the white Oreos. That way you would only have to dust over them this the edible gold baking spray.( not saturate) They looked great but had a tiny hint of the spray which was different!;) haha Thought I’d share anyway incase you’d wanted to give them a shot!:) There you go, now take my challenge and turn on some fun this st. Patrick’s Day and choose happy!!😉😀😘❤️