Thursday, March 17, 2011

Top of the mornin to ya

Happy St Patricks day!!!

Yeah this is the tshirt i had on last year, dude looks pissed, maybe someone stole his lucky charms

First off am i the only one who doesn't know the origins of St Patricks day?  Stop shaking your head at my Leprechaunlike innocence and just in case i'm not the only one this is what i found here

Saint Patrick's Day

(Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. It originated as a Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 17th century. It has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Irish culture.

Other St Patricks Day facts:
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs used to be known as the Toronto St Patricks and wore green jerseys
  • The original colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue, over the years it changed to green
  • He was born in Britain (most of the best things are!) and was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave luckily he was told by God to flee and return to Britain but after becoming a priest he returned to Ireland

What are your celebrations for the day going to be blog friends?

Last year we spent the evening in a local pub that was too crowded and too loud and the service was atrocious (must have been bad for me to pull out a big word like atrocious!) but we still had fun with friends, however friends are out of town on the actual day so we are going to have a St Pattys day party for 2

I've decided all food MUST be green today, it must, it must i tell you

Breakfast: We started these kick ass green oatmeal pancakes, they are lime!
Snack: will be a mint green monster which i've already concocted to take with me to work, holy freaking yummmmm
Lunch: left over healthy chinese fried rice with more spinach thrown in
Dinner: will be home made pizza with pesto and green beer!!!

So after i shake my bootie at Zumba we really want to embrace the irish of the day and are planning on watching an Irish classic, Leprechan - bahahahaa ridiculous right?


So in case you want to be cool like me this fine St Patricks day, here is the recipe for my smoothie because it is Thirsty Thursday you know!

Minty Monster
adapted from Oh She Glows


1 Large frozen banana
1 cup of milk (of your choice, i wouldn't go for green, if you see green milk its probably gone bad not part of the green theme of the day)
1/4 cup of chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp of chia seeds
2 cups of spinach
1/2 tsp of peppermint extract (if you want to amp the minty flavour)
3 cubes of ice


1. You know the drill... here is comes... wait for it.... BLEND!!!!!!
2. Do your own personal version of the leprechaun dance around your kitchen resulting in unimpressed looks of "i can't believe you are my owner" from the doodle


Enjoy the day blog friends, and if you forgot to wear green, blue will do just fine as long as you remember the green beer later... after work... obviously... drinking at work is wrong... but now i'm seriously craving beer... and its 7am.... should have put some ale in my pancakes... there is always next year :o)


*** House update

There is nothing more awkward then the person who has toured your house with their real estate agent "dropping" by your office and mentioning he was in your house and recognized you in the photos up around said house and how about you and he make a deal, ummmm 1. this is a wee bit creepy and 2. its not my house its my boyfriends and 3. why am i paying my real estate agent a big commission if i have to deal with the buyer in my office staring me down?  didn't put them off though - they made an offer on the house, its been 2 flippin days!  2 more showings tomorrow - send me positive non eye twitching vibes please :o)

1 comment:

Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) said...

that sounds awesome. i have not had any green food today besides a few veggies! epic fail.

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