A friend recently suggested that we do a "red dinner" for Valentines. She and her family had done them growing up and she swears that she even opted out of a few romantic valentines dates to stay behind for the annual dinner.So we did it! Pasta with red sauce, red jello, beets and red punch. Sure the table looked a little like a mob hit when everyone was done messily eating. But it was fun to have a tradition, especially one that meant our daughter might not end up in the backseat of a boys car on Valentines Day of 2021.
Now I'm trying to think of a great St. Patrick's Day tradition for our family. Since we already did colored food for valentines I wanted to go a different route with this holiday. So husband and I had some Guinness and brainstormed. He suggested serving Lucky Charms for dinner and then getting a babysitter so we could go drink green beer at the local pub.
I suggested smushing out a puddle of green pesto sauce onto the counter top and sticking some black plastic Barbie shoes in it. I told my husband that he could smack the counter real hard and when the kids came running in we could tell them that Daddy got a leprechaun. Then show them the green sauce with the shoes floating on top. When they cried we could say "ta da...the spoils!" and pull out the gold chocolate coins from our behind our backs.
My husband was all "I think you need help." and I was all "Well duh. But we have pesto sauce right?" And now I'm apparently "banned from coming up with the family's holiday traditions" until I have a Doctors note.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.