One of the best parts about having St. Patrick's Day on a weekend is the opportunity to celebrate it with family. We celebrated Nana's birthday on St. Patrick's Day (Happy Birthday, Nana) and we were so happy to have Grammy and Papa out for our traditional Irish dinner tonight. The girls stayed at their house this weekend so that Daddy could run his first half marathon (WAY TO GO, DADDY!) and Mommy could go to her athletic training on Saturday morning.
Grammy and Papa contributed dessert (chocolate Guinness cake...YUM!), some smoked salmon and Irish Soda Bread that the girls helped to make. We contributed the corned beef and cabbage, carrots and potatoes. It was quite a feast. We were lucky enough to even have some leftovers.
Our vegetable side is canned green beans. Molly has been asking for these so we were happy to add them. Also, our other option was carrots and with a few missing teeth in the front, we were confident that the green beans would work much better.
Our fruit side is fresh strawberries. This pack had some gigantic strawberries in it. Molly's little brother had one today that was bigger than his hand. He was loving it!
Finally, our dairy/dessert is plain old vanilla yogurt. It will be a nice compliment to the rest of Molly's lunch.