Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day

Green pancakes:  for fast version, use bisquick or pancake mix, add green food coloring to the batter, some chopped pistachios or pecans.  Cook on griddle and eat with butter and syrup! 

and your quick history lesson for the day:  Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish.   The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity to Ireland.   The restrictions of eating and or drinking for lent were lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption. 

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