The corned beef is in, and the dog is dressed! We always try to make holidays fun but today I was under-prepared! We made it happen though, I did manage to grab a corned beef and some cabbage at the store late last night.
The leprechaun trap was robbed during the night!!! Claire was thrilled and disappointed, that little rapscallion ran off with the Hershey’s Kiss, some chocolate gelt, a golden Spanish coin, some car wash tokens, and quarter.
I knew Matthew had some special gifts for Claire today. I keep telling him St. Paddy’s day is NOT A GIFT GIVING HOLIDAY but he don’t listen and I really wouldn’t want it another way. Daddy always comes through, today with a Sixpence from England for Claire to end a week of foreign money acquisition. He has given her old money all week, it started with ancient Roman coins and ended with a Sixpence. There were shamrock covered pencils, clover necklaces and a very cool Clover Hot Wheel car.
My job was to make breakfast today and like I said I was un prepared but I did have fixings for pancakes!
What else is the perfect breakfast on St’ Paddy’s day besides beer (which my daughter will not be having) but clover shaped pancakes? You can adapt this recipe for any holiday but today it is all about the green.
Green Clover Pancakes
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- green food coloring.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth. Add a few drops of green food coloring. (if you don’t have green use yellow with a tiny tiny drop of blue)
- Pour the batter into a bottle with a spout such as a ketchup bottle or a squeeze bottle for sauces. Something with a small hole that you can squeeze.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.
- Squeeze 3 to 4 connected dots the size of quarters or a little larger, add a stem to look like a clover.
- cook through, serve with butter and syrup.