Going G R E E N

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Gathering. Brunch? Parade? Party? Whatever the occasion, you might catch me bundled up, or in a t-shirt, or in a raincoat. March in Kansas City is so ridiculous. (It was 76 and sunny earlier this week, and today, it’s dreary and hovering around 40.)

Roots. My mom’s side of the family has strong ties to Irish roots. My extended relatives are known for making an appearance in the Brookside and Kansas City annual parades. I can’t deny wearing multiple shades of green and listening to traditional music when March 17th rolls around.

Eat. Corned beef and cabbage. And lots of potatoes.

Eat again. This time add on some soda bread. This year, my dad made 10 pounds of corned beef, and who knows how many pounds of potatoes. There might be 4 of us for dinner. Maybe more.

Never. You won’t find me in a Kansas City bar on St. Patrick’s Day. Just thinking about the public bathrooms makes me shudder.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

Lots of love,
Melissa

What are your St. Patrick’s Day traditions, if any? Do you have any recipes that you’re wild about? Though I didn’t make this in time for the BIG day, I found a recipe for gluten-free Irish soda bread on Gluten-Free Girl‘s site that I’d like to try out sometime.

Going GREEN pic

By the way, I’m wearing GREEN earrings too! Thanks to my hubby for snapping this photo. 🙂

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