There is an old Irish saying that goes something like this…
“There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were.”
My husband and kids fall into the Irish category, and I am but a lowly Irish wannabe. Perhaps that’s why I go a little over the top with my St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. Maybe I’m trying to prove to them (and myself) that I deserve to celebrate this holiday just as much as as the real Irish folk.
Well that, and the fact that I love a good reason to torture my family just a little bit once in a while. The torture…an entirely GREEN meal made up of foods that have no business being green. (The photo above is completely un-retouched. That is actually what the plate of food looks like.) Today I’m going to show you the Green Dinner option. On the Menu – green chicken, green mashed potatoes, green rolls with green butter, green jello with green cool whip and green kool aid.
Let me introduce you to your new best friend in this adventure…
Green Food Coloring
Practically any food can be turned green for your St. Patrick’s Day feast.
By far the most disgustingly amazing item on the menu…Green Chicken.
It is just wrong and repulsive and that’s why I love it so much! In the morning I just put some frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot with a bottle of Italian salad dressing to which I have added green food coloring. By dinnertime the chicken has turned a delightful and delectable green.
The rest of the food is simple. Just make up the mashed potatoes according to directions on package and add the green food coloring to the water. Same goes for the gravy. The green rolls, I buy from our local grocery store, Maceys. Add a side of green jello and cool whip, and some apple juice with green food coloring or some green kool aid and your green meal is complete.
It also helps the visual effect to serve the food on green paper plates and to have a green tablecloth.
So I say, give it a shot. Try a green meal out on your family this St. Patrick’s Day. It’ll be a meal they won’t soon forget, and by next year (when they forget how hard it was to eat that green chicken) they’ll be begging for more…heehee.
Enjoy your Coffee Break!
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