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Friday, March 15

pi day & other silliness...

So, did you have a happy Pi day?! 

Since yesterday was Pi day (3.14159254!) we decided to have a bit of fun.
On the dinner menu was...

Shepherd's Pie
Quiche (the kids have always called it Egg Pie), 
Apple Pie, and 
Moon Pies. 

It was just plain silly...exactly what the day called for!

Apple Pi Pie!

And so with St. Patrick's Day coming up, we'll have the usual fare...a pot of Irish Stew, Colcannon, and Irish Soda Bread. I'll even whip up something silly like Emerald Green Shakes and Leprechaun Brownies.

While we always have a treasure hunt, this year I also decided to add a little surprise beside each place setting...a St. Patrick's Day Party Cracker.

These are oh-so easy to make. Simply save a few cardboard tubes, then fill with gold chocolate coins. You could also add lots of St. Patrick's Day trinkets inside, or anything with a bit o' Irish green! 

A trip to your local craft store will provide lots of inspiration, and once the tubes are filled, simply wrap them in tissue paper or wax paper, and decorate. Tie up the ends with a little ribbon and you're done!

We'll enjoy dinner with a little Irish music in the background, then head outdoors to look for that pot o' gold. It's all about celebrating home & family...and making memories (even if they make us giggle!) along the way.


  1. Sarah and Brian also watched the movie "Life of Pi".

    1. Good idea! We're not the only ones celebrating the uncommon holidays...we're in good company!

  2. I have never heard of pie day ! We do love pie here though and Shepherds pie is one of them and Blueberry pie and Strawberry rhubarb pie and Apple pie lol oh sorry got carries away with pie lol ! All sounds fun and YUMMY there ! Have a good day oh and Happy ST Patties day !

    1. Couldn't agree more...I'd rather have pie than cake any day!-Mary

  3. What a great idea for St. Paddy's Day! I'll tuck it away and remember it for next year!

    1. They would even be fun for Easter...there's still time! Fill them with jelly beans and wrapped candy along with some Easter surprises. It's amazing what can be tucked inside this little tube! -Mary

  4. Festive, on both counts! Love the Pi Pie, and the Crackers! Happy St. Pat's Day to you and yours :) -Tammy

    1. Thanks, Tammy. We all need a little something special as we wait for spring!


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