Signs of St. Patrick

Next week Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the USA, for the past week and into next week there have been and will be lots of celebrating and drinking (you can see some yummy recipe ideas here and here).   Today I’ve got some fun projects (and Leprechaun games) for you to try if you haven’t been having too much fun with your friends.

Simple clover hair band

Clover garland

Shamrock boutonnieres

St. Patrick’s Day pins

Clover coasters and marbles

Clover hair pin

Shamrock wall hanging

Felt shamrock

Lucky shirts

Split pea shamrocks

4 leaf clover card

Leprechaun pin

Leprechaun peg dolls

Leprechaun cake trap

Glass vase leprechaun trap

How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Super Spinach

Yes, this week’s ingredient is the ever-famous spinach.  Did you know that they didn’t actually make up the power of spinach for Popeye?  Yes, it’s actually really good for you, one of the best leafy greens, and it’s low in calories too!

Breakfast:

Breakfast biscuits

Scrambled eggs, spinach and tomatoes

Pineapple spinach juice

Sunny side up eggs and baby spinach flatbread

Spinach and Gruyere quiches

Spinach and bacon quiche

Spinach and cheddar souffle

Quinoa spinach bake

Lunch and Dinner:

Steamed spinach with lemon

Fried black rice with ginger tofu and spinach

Barley, Brussels sprouts, spinach and edamame

Mushroom spinach and scallion tart

Spinach pie

Stuffed pizza

Spinach and ricotta calzone

Creamy shells with tuna and spinach

Shrimp, tomatoes, spinach and rice

Salmon, spinach and chick peas

Italian wedding soup

Broccoli and spinach soup with avocado toasts

Spinach and tortellini soup

Creamy shrimp and spinach stew

Ricotta and spinach stuffed shells

Spinach mac and cheese

Pasta with spinach and edamame

Spinach and brie chicken with tomato orzo

What do you like to make with spinach?

Quilt and Craft

Today I’ve got some fun quilting inspired crafts.  I love quilting because you can take a pattern and add your personal fabric choices without ruining the item!

Quilted potholders

Simple baby quilt

Follow the lines baby quilt

Seersucker baby quilt

Quilt headboard

Shirt pocket quilt

Quilt Christmas stocking

Framed quilt squares

Quilted coaster set

Quilted phone cover and eyeglass case

Cozy quilted pet bed

Summer table runner

Red, white and blue table runner

Americana lone star

Rectangles

Little sawtooth stars

What are your favorite quilts?

Plans with Peanuts

Today I’ve got some delicious recipes for peanut lovers.  If you’re not allergic to them they can give some really great benefits! They may help lower bad LDL cholesterol; people who eat nuts or peanuts four times a week may reduce their risk of dying from coronary heart disease by 37 percent!

Savory Snacks:

Cold peanut noodles

Spicy peanut shrimp soup

Chile lime peanuts

Pasta salad with broccoli and peanuts

Peanut ginger chicken

Chicken satay with peanut sauce

Desserts:

Simple nut brittle

Fudge glazed creamy peanut butter cake

Peanut butter cupcakes

Peanut butter whoopie pie

Peanut butter fudge

Peanut butter cookies

Chocolate peanut butter cereal bars

Salted peanut bars

Peanut butter chocolate parfait

Peanut butter pretzel candy

Peanut butter and jelly bars

Peanut butter cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Chocolate peanut butter cups

Peanut butter pie

Peanut butter cheese cake minis

Chocolate peanut butter pie

What do you like to make with peanuts or peanut butter?

Menu For March Week 1

This week I’m changing things up a bit, each week I’ll share 3 posts, a menu post with breakfast, snack/lunch, dinner, dessert and drink idea, an ingredient post (i.e. spinach, ginger, peanuts) with recipe ideas for that ingredient, and a crafty post.  Of course I would love to share more Feature Friday blog posts with individuals with creative passions, so if you or someone you know would want to be featured, let me know (you can message me through my website (p.s., I’m working on a new one to be released soon, and an update to the look of the blog as well) or comment on this post)!

 

Breakfast: whole grain pancakes

Lunch: French-style country bread

Dinner: Pumpkin ravioli

Dessert: Black Forrest cake

Drink: Irish coffee