Top o'the Morning and Happy St. Paddy's Day! We're headed to NYC, the Quiet Man and charges and I, for the Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. I'll be wearing my green, but I won't be eating any Irish foods. (Unless bags of peanuts and soda are Irish foods.) I did pack some green M and Ms in my travel bags, plus some shamrock napkins and gold coins to hide in the hotel room later tonight. Shhh, don't tell. Every mom has to have a few tricks up her sleeve. For those of you on the ground and at home, here's some of my favorite Irish (or not so Irish, but seemingly Irish) foods.
Corned Beef and Grilled Cheese On Rye Creamy Potato Soup
Irish Ploughman's Lunch on Freshly Baked Irish Soda Bread
Or you could make some mint brownies-just scroll down one post and you'll spot it. Well folks, wish us luck! I'm bringing my laptop so I'll stay in touch. West is so nervous he's spastic. Right now, he's smothered in blankets and is rolling around on the carpet belting out, "This old man came rolling home." I hope he can behave himself in public. Of course, he'll probably clam up and act like the shiest little homeschooler this side of the Missippi once we get there.