Saturday Pinterest Top 10: Shamrock Style!

Since tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day I wanted to make this week’s Saturday Pinterest Top 10 all about the Irish holiday!

Some history on this holiday:

-St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year on March 17th.  This day marks the accepted date in 493 CE of St. Patrick’s death.

-St. Patrick is the figure most prominently associated with bringing Christianity to Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland as a solemnity and holy day of obligation.

-The shamrock’s association with St. Patrick’s Day comes from the popular myth that says St. Patrick used the three leaves of the plant to explain Catholicism’s holy trinity to the Irish.

-In the centuries following Patrick’s death (believed to have been on March 17, 461), the mythology surrounding his life became ever more ingrained in the Irish culture: Perhaps the most well known legend is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.

Below are some of my favorite St. Patty’s day recipes!

I threw in a few healthy choices, too!

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1.  Leprechaun Samoa Ice Pops

lime sherbet punch

2.  Leprechaun Punch

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3.  Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark   

4.  Lucky Spinach Quiche

5.  Healthy snacks for St. Patty’s Day!!

Cucumbers, raisin bread, green apples & grapes, kiwi fruit, raisins and string cheese.

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6.  Grapesicles

Shamrock Nachos

7.  Shamrock Tortilla Chips!

8.  Irish Soda Bread

Bailey's Pound Cake

9.  Bailey’s Pound Cake 

10.  Green Pizza

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Pinterest Top 10: Shamrock Style!

  1. This was a fun post … not that i like that we play with food .. and color things green .. but it’s playful and fun. Love soda bread, champ … and Irish stew.

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