Monday, March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day

Each year, someone in my family hosts a St. Patrick's Day party. My maiden name is McBride, and the McBride side of the family really loves to celebrate our heritage, mostly by drinking green beer and making all kinds of green food. Who doesn't love good food, green beer, and great company? This year, for our annual St. Patty's Day party, I decided to make three things to bring: 

1. Spinach Dip This is one of my favorite dips. I love making it to take places because its quick and easy to make,  can be made up in advance, and is always a party favorite. It's especially great if you have any vegetarians in your group, and is naturally green, so perfect for St. Patrick's Day! 

2. Chocolate Chip Toffee Cheesecake Bars- I know that's a mouthful, but its worth it. These cheesecake cookies are literally heaven on earth, and I easily colored them green for the occasion. 

3. Leprechaun Bait- This is the first time I've made this, but I've seen similar versions on both Facebook and Pinterest so I figured I'd give them a shot. This was a pretty simple recipe, and could be easily changed for any holiday! Add red and pink M&M's for Valentine's day, or red and green M&M's for Reindeer Bait, pastel M&M's for Easter Bunny Bait, or add Reese's Pieces or fall colored M&M's to make it a Halloween dessert! 

My grandparents hosted the party this year, and it was a great day. The weather was nice so we all got to be outside, and we showered my Grandma with a little birthday love by us girls all going to get pedicures. We spent the rest of the day having green food and drinks, and hanging out. Life doesn't get much better than fun times with family. 
Girl Selfie! Here we have a pic of some of the ladies in my family. Up top we have my gma
& my s-mom, and on the bottom we have my great grandma, my sister in law, and myself.
You can see that we are all decked out in our green St. Patty's Day gear! :) 

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