St. Patrick's Day {Food Edition}

St. Patrick's Day is around the corner, and it is fun to be creative with our food.  Rainbows and green are the colors to work with, so the possibilities are endless! 

Here are a few ideas that would be fun to try.  They are sure to be a hit with your spouse, kids, or both!  Simple, inexpensive, and festive...

Breakfast: 1, 2, & 3 are all some fun breakfast ideas.  Rainbow pancakes would be a little complicated, especially if you don't have a lot of time in the morning.  You could just add a little green food coloring to the batter to simplify and make green pancakes (and add it to the milk and/or scrambled eggs while you are at it!).  If you are in a serious pinch, who doesn't love a bowl of lucky charms?
Lunch: 4 is a simple idea of a lunch to pack up.  You could also use guacamole and chips, broccoli, a green/herb tortilla wrap or any other green items.  Look around the produce next time you are grocery shopping. 
Dinner: 5 is a corned beef and cabbage recipe that looks simple and easy--you use the crockpot!
Dessert: 6 is instructions on how to make some leprechaun floats for after dinner using lime sherbet and 7-up.  A quick and easy dessert that completes the day of festive food. 
Of course, there are millions of ideas out there for festive food, especially St. Patrick's Day food (Pinterest, anyone?).  What are your favorite festive food ideas?  Do share!  And did you grow up having fun food traditions?  I want to hear about them!