Tuesday, March 6, 2012

St. Patrick's Day breakfast....

Here is a little head start on pinch proofing your St. Patty's Day morning.
Can you believe it is just around the corner?

{all pictures via pinterest}
On March 17th when all turns green for St. Patrick’s Day be pinch proof and at the ready with out pulling out the plastic green leprechaun hats this year. Here are a few examples of how to do just that with what most of us have: little time, little space, and a little budget.

Oh, the luck….
How easy is this? A breakfast cereal that all kids love dedicated to just this holiday, Lucky Charms! Take advantage of the ready made St. Patrick ’s Day breakfast, because let’s be honest, not all of us are lucky enough to have the time to whip up a big breakfast before we are racing out the door.

Next up, the milk, treat your self to a pack of Starbucks single serve coffees from the grocery, which is kind of like a pot of gold in and of itself to us busy moms. When empty {a day later in this house} clean the label off with warm soapy water and goo gone, add some milk with a few drops of green food coloring, mix together and drop a straw in. Wah-law, a breakfast fit for any lucky lad with little prep or money spent.

To personalize things and go just a pinch over the top of the Rainbow,
Print a note off of your computer letting them know how special they are.
You can serve the note up at breakfast or as a little surprise in their lunchbox or backpack.

Rainbow pancakes with a pot (ok, cup) o’syrup on the side…
Luckily, St. Patty’s day falls on Saturday this year. So, another great breakfast for those with the time to spare is the flap jack stack. Your family will think you are so talented when you whip up this super easy and surprisingly fast feast. {Given that you don’t burn them like I usually do, and then they all end up looking the same shade of brown, which I then call dark gold}

They are so simple to make. Just prepare your favorite pancake batter. Divide into several small bowls, add the food coloring, mix, and prepare as usual. Pour some syrup in a small bowl served up beside the stack. And there you have it. A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Not to mention, everything you need you probably already had in your pantry.

Not every holiday has to be over the top in order to celebrate it. Not many of us have the time or the budget to allow it. However, it is always so much fun to create memories and traditions with our families, and sometimes the “little things” end up feeling like the biggest. After all, aren’t we the luckiest of all to have someone we love enough to serve breakfast to? {Or in my case, someone’s who love me enough to eat the breakfast that I try serve up.}

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Belle Maison Et Moi said...

Love it! So cute, and those pancakes are beautiful! Great ideas as always :o)