Shamrock Sandwich

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Yesterday I made a quick St. Patrick’s Day lunch for both my girls – a PB&J sandwich with a green shamrock cut out. It’s easy as making the sandwich, cutting out the center with a cookie cutter, spraying the shamrock with green food coloring (I used Betty Crocker’s Decorating Spray) then replacing the cut-out back in the sandwich.

Last night was a struggle getting the girls to bed. They were so wound up about making leprechaun houses and getting a visit from leprechauns. I ended up having to grab our “Book of Saints” and read about St. Patrick’s life to explain why the day is celebrated. Apparently, the story about St. Patrick teaching about using a shamrock as a way to explain the Holy Trinity might be a legend. So was the whole story about how he drove snakes out of Ireland. Oh well, it still makes a great story. He is really known for being pious, without having fear of anything for he had his trust in God.

Happy St. Patrick’s day, everyone!