St. Patrick's Day

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Okay, so I'm a little late, but I thought I share what my friends and I did for St. Patrick's Day.

Last year we watched In America (check it out if you haven't seen it, it's pretty good) and ate corned beef and cabbage and Ben and Jerry's Dublin Mudslide for dessert. We had so much fun that we decided to get together again this year.

We debated on the movie for a while. I had to remind Kate a couple of times that James McAvoy is Scottish, not Irish. She really wanted to watch Penelope (I can't blame her, it was cute). We finally decided to just find something with an Irish actor, but not necessarily with an Irish theme. Christine, being the great Narnia fan that she is, suggested that we watch The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. She reasoned that Liam Neeson, who is Irish, was the voice of Aslan and as a bonus, C.S. Lewis was also from Ireland. She was pretty surprised when everyone agreed (we aren't all as big of Narnia fans as she and Kristin).

Kate was kind enough to bring over everything we needed to make bubble and squeak. While Katie, Kate and I were busy cooking the other girls entertained Charlotte. By the time we were done we had something like this:

It didn't come out exactly as it was supposed to, but it was still yummy. For dessert we had a variation of Regina's famous strawberry pretzel salad. She made it with lime jello since it's green, obviously. On a side note, do not mix jello with kiwis. Apparently, they don't really like each other. Something about the kiwis makes the jello not set. You can't even put kiwis on already set jello because the jello will unset. I'm serious. Poor Regina learned this the hard way when an entire slab of kiwi-topped jello slid off the rest of the dessert and right onto the floor of her car. Oh, and sorry to the person who ended up with green jello on the curb in front of their house. Happy St. Patrick's Day?


Katie said...

I reason that the person who was blessed with the green jello in the driveway can just assume the leprechauns were partying a little too hard. That's what I'd assume anyway!