your able assistants to get out all your leftover cans of
paint. Take all the pictures off one of your walls
(preferably the living room). Use a roller or brush and
paint yourself a rainbow on your wall. But you arenít
to a costume rental place and rent a leprechaun costume.
Pay one of your neighborhood kids to sit at one end of the
rainbow dressed up like a leprechaun. Oh I almost
forgot! Paint one your large kitchen pots black.
Empty out your potato bin and spray paint them taters a lovely
shade of gold. Now you have your pot-of-gold at the end
of the rainbow (touch the rainbow above to see)!
up some lime Jell-O in a shallow pan. Try to get the
Jell-O to a depth of approximately Ĺ". In another
container smooth a layer of whipped topping in an even layer
in bottom of dish. Cut out shamrock shapes with a cookie
cutter. Lay them gently on the bed of whipped topping.
Voila! "Shamrock Clouds!"
and Begorra! (Whatever that means!) We canít
forget about the green beer! And Mirtha does like to tip
her hand now and then. (Burp!) Just add some green
food coloring to your favorite brew.
St. Patrickís Day is supposed to celebrate St. Patrick
driving the snakes out of Ireland, lets do something to
commemorate that shall we? Get some small snakes
from somewhere on your property - you can have one of your
assistants do it for you. And believe me, they are out
that is too much for the squeamish at heart, go to a
confectionery store and buy out their supply of gummi worms. You
can pass them off as snakes in a pinch and eat them afterward.
the real ones for a centerpiece on your table (in a terrarium of
course). The gummi worms can be served in one of your
crystal bowls as part of dessert. But donít drink too
much green beer and try to eat the real ones!!!
open several larger green trash bags and layer them on your
table as a festive tablecloth. After your meal Ė itís
easy to clean up!
History about the
was at one time called the "Seamroy". It is
thought to symbolize the cross and the blessed trinity.
The Druids revered it as a sacred plant because itís leaves
formed a triad.
Patrick is thought to use the Shamrock in his teachings. He bent
down and picked a shamrock and compared the three leaves to the
Trinity. Also legend has it that since snakes are never seen in
Ireland, due to the supposed banishment of them by St. Patrick
himself, It must be due to the proliferation of the shamrock or
Info: "Irish Shamrock" or more commonly known as the
"European Wood Sorrel" is a creeping perennial with
heart shaped leaflets in threes. It can grow to a height
of 3 to 5 inches and a width of 12 to 18 inches. It grows
in zones 3 to 8 and starts blooming in mid-spring. I t prefers
partial sun and produces usually white flowers. Some
varieties can produce pink, yellow or rose blooms. Usually
used as a border plant.