Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Green Stuff

Our St. Patrick's Day went a little haywire! First of all, Gooser came down with some kind of ailment the night before--he started complaining of a headache (which always freaks me out in little kids) and then in the middle of the night he was crying that he had a sore throat and feverish. So he obviously didn't go to school, but he seemed pretty okay this morning.

Here's a pic of Gooser and Pickle in their green:
I had to drag poor sick Gooser along on a few errands--the most important one being the grocery store for the fixings for the Irish meal. So I get to the store and Gooser started feeling nauseous so I tried to grab the stuff as fast as I could so we could get out of there.

I was slowed because i wasn't seeing corned beef in any of the obvious places. Usually around this time of year the corned beef is everywhere! So I finally asked someone and she told me they had no corned beef. Huh? She rambled on about the warehouse and a shortage, then she pulled some weird premade corned beef dinner thing and said it was the last one left.

With Gooser looking like he was going to blow any second, I grabbed the makeshift beef and got out of there.
But it wasn't bad! And it sure was a lot easier to made than my usual extravavganza--so that was a good thing!

We also made the glowing green cocktails from Noble Pig.
They were good! I also think these one be fun to serve at Halloween--you could pour them from a glass container with a skull or something on it that said "poison."

I also made this totally decadent Bailey's Irish Cream cake, also from Noble Pig! I just left the nuts out because of some allergies.


OMG this was crazy delicious! My no-carb thing flew out the window--I HAD to have a piece!

Here's the green group: Pickle's new favorite thing to do is remove her diaper. I found her today at the dining room table--commando, and drawing brown marker all over Patrick's poster of the endocrine system that's due in science class tomorrow. Noooooooooo! Luckily, Patrick was a good sport about it and is redoing it as we speak. Good thing she's so cute!


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23 comments:

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Boy, do you go all out for St Pat's? Looks like you all had heaps of fun.

AV

Missy said...

I have said it time and time again - Pickle wears the most adorable clothes! Great family picture!!!
YUMMY on the cocktails! Going to have to check that one out!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

MArtini looks delish!
I made an unsuccessful cream cake though- will have to try your recipe.

Rebecca said...

What a great day!

Rebecca Jo said...

What a good brother to just love his sister & not want to beat her up for that!!

Hope Gooser is feeling better... he still looks happy! I had to laugh that his green is a Spiderman shirt... expected somehow a green Batman shirt!

And as always - Pickle just looks adorable... the hat is priceless!

All those kiddos are just the best looking set of kiddos!!!

Butterfly Kisses said...

We mothers have to learn to multitask like that dont we? Pickle looks so pretty in green and he is such a good big brother.

Mimi said...

Ooh, I'm headed to find the recipe for that cake!

Ashley said...

Oh nooo!!! Wow! I'm surprised he was such a good sport about it. What a good brother!!

And... those martinis look delicious!

Ronda's Rants said...

So looks like fun!
Yes, Pickle is cute...so is every one of your children!

Misty said...

I swear you amaze me sometimes, woman! I don't know how in the world you do it all!! And HOW do you get all 5 kids, adorably dressed always, to sit and smile at the same time? It's tough with my 3!! As you know, we think your family rocks! I gotta check out that cake!!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

It all looks so good! I hope Gooser is feeling better!

Jen said...

Love the green group! I just love how you make every single holiday so special. You are such an awesome Mom!

noble pig said...

First I want Pickle's dress. Second, that makeshift corned beef is hysterical. I have never seen anything like it! It would have been better than the 1800 pots and pans I used to create dinner last night...ugh...it was brutal.

I am so glad you made the drinks and the cake. Good huh. Yes the drinks are good for Halloween, I think you could also call them Lounge Lizards. They really do glow!

kathy said...

I love the pictures of the kids! You guys look so festive!

I have a question for you on my blog

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

gotta love the little ones!!

do you kids really eat corned beed and the cabbage?

Jenni Jiggety said...

Love pickle's dress! And that cake sounds delish! I hope Gooser is feeling much better today!

Susie said...

Look's like you had a great St. Patrick's Day:-)

CaraBee said...

My grocery store didn't have corned beef either. I had to go to the warehouse club to get some. What is up with that?

Teri said...

Bailey's Irish Cream cake????? How in the world have I missed this recipe? Sounds divine.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Great pictures! It looks like a lot of fun. I'm glad Patrick was a good sport.

Bee and Rose said...

Your kids are just so darn cute! I love the cake! Bailey's and I go way back! lol!

It looks like you had a wonderful St. Patty's day!

Z's Mom said...

Oh, those toddlers can by trying....

Love the pics.

I saw a story on the news the other day that they are making a breakthrough for people with nut allergies. I hope that works out! That would be pretty cool!

Jen B. said...

The Irish Cream cake looks fabulous! No I'm craving it! ;)