It’s said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so put on your best green and get ready for a little magic on the Kim Power Stilson show.
Find out just how much you know about one of the world’s greatest missionaries and the Emerald Isle.
Here’s the transcript:
For your St. Patrick’s Day dinner, this Leprechaun cottage garden is a nutritious craft that does double-duty as a appetizer and centerpiece
To make your own leprechaun cottage you will need:
A hot glue gun and glue sticks or thick craft glue
- Whitewash the birdhouse with 3 – 4 coats of gesso, allow to dry between each coat.
- Paint the door and base green and the eaves and doorknobs brown.
- Hot glue small pebbles around the door and larger ones around base of the house, filling in with the tiniest ones.
- Glue the twigs along the front and back of the roof edges and over the window. Glue moss to the roof and tops of the pebbles.
- Add an ornament if desired. Hide a few gold foil-covered coins inside the cottage.
Decorate your St. Patrick’s Day dinner table with a leprechaun garden crudités that does double-duty as an appetizer and a centerpiece.
It’s easy to create; just set the leprechaun cottage on a tray or in a shallow basket. Trim off the stem ends of a four-pack of washed mini lettuce heads or a bunch of kale and place in a bowl of water to rinse and refresh like you do with a bouquet of cut fresh flowers After you shake off excess water and drain upside down for a few minutes, place around the cottage for the garden base.. Prepare small vegetables as directed and place them in the lettuce heads in rows or bunches. Serve with your favorite garden or ranch dip, tinted green, in a hollowed bell pepper.
- Wash and cut the following vegetables into bite-size servings:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, lightly butter and set aside.
Make a crater in the center, add
¾ C cream
Using your fingers or a large fork, stir the dough until it just holds together. Add
And here is the recipe I promised for our favorite mustard and brown sugar-glazed corned beef:
Place fat side up in a baking pan
Let cool for 15 minutes and slice across the grain.
1/2 C prepared mustard
To help set the mood for a fun and silly evening here are my favorite Irish-themed movies:
Darby O’Gill and the Little People: When aging Darby O’Gill is facing an unwanted retirement, the king of the leprechauns steps in to help him out of his dilemma. Worth watching to check out Sean Connery in his youthful splendor. This Disney film is great family entertainment but the scary banshee could be a bit intense for your little people. https://www.vidangel.com/
The Secret of Roan Inish: Young Fiona is mourning the loss of her mother, baby brother and island home when she hears rumors that the seals are looking after him until her family returns. Beautifully filmed, especially the scenes on the island of Roan Inish. https://www.vidangel.com/
Waking Ned Divine: A winning lottery ticket means a change of fortune for one lucky townsperson; if he can get a little help from his friends. Adult themes and a naked tush shot make this a movie for older teens or adults.
Magical Legend of the Leprechauns: A charming Gaelic interpretation of Romeo and Juliet with Whoopie Goldberg reigning in the little people and 2 love stories. Amazon.com
My daughter Heather Touchet’s art!