Saturday, March 21, 2015

St Patrick Day 2015

One of the biggest celebrations during Lent is of course St Patrick and as usual we covered those three main aspects of a celebration in our home for this favourite feast day-
1. Food
2. Decorating and
3. Colouring and word searches while reading books about the particular feast day. 
At breakfast time instead of our usual 'table time' activities we read about the life of St Patrick from various sources including the book Tales of Irish Saints, 
After jobs were done we reconvened at the kitchen table to read our various picture books, even though I could not find one of our favourites Jamie O'Rourke  and the Big Potato, we did read our books that are tradition on this day.
Our favourites are St Patrick's Day in the Morning and the sense of tradition and family in The St Patrick's Day Shillelagh is very heart wrenching (well for me anyway)
We set up our St Patrick display on the buffet and hutch and even found a small snake for St Patrick this year :)
Our food consisted of Corned beef and Cabbage, mashed potatoes, carrots, beans and peas.
Soaked Irish Soda Bread and for sweets this year we made a Leprechaun Hill Chocolate Cake with a couple of cute little Leprechaun's and their treasure outside it.
Vellvin had been working on a Sprouted Wheat Chocolate Peppermint Oreo but we ran our of time for that little goodie and had them the next day instead.
Lunch had been our Shamrock breads with cucumber and 'prickles' (Trahaearn's word for pickle) placed in shamrock shapes on top of buttered bread (a big no no for us really)

Moran and Myffwyn had to run out to Girl's Brigade and Stephen and the older ones had plans to go out to (which didn't quite work out) so we didn't actually sit down to eat together for this celebration.
This was something that was quite new for us where we were not all together for a special celebration and it lost a little something in the process.

Any way a belated St Patrick's Day to you all!

Blessings to you and your homes,

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