I do have to laugh when I think about the fact that St. Patrick's day,
is a day that honors "St. Patrick", one of Ireland's patron saints.
It's thought that he passed away in the year 493.
I wonder if he ever saw this day,
turning into the crazy fun celebration that it has become.
Somehow I just don't see him ponying up to the bar, to order green beer,
with silly shamrock glasses on his face.
Chicago, dyes its river green.
Denver, has a big parade and green bagels are the rage.
What St Patty's fun does your city have?
For me...it's all about these silly Leprechaun Pant treat bags!
I can pass of the beer and I've never heard of green wine!
Just fill up these pants with chocolate and I'm a happy girl.
My treat bag sits on a field of shamrocks...
Yes, that is an "Island Batik" fabric.
Perfect for the day.
You can find the pattern for these fun Leprechaun Pants
Oh, and there is also a bunny pants treat bag,
and Easter is only a couple of weeks away!
Maybe you can fill his pants with these delights!
These are Thin Mints!
Not the Girl Scout kind, but a very close runner up.
These are made with "Ritz"crackers and almond bark.
Almond bark melts and covers much better than chocolate chips
or the Wilton Melts, and it comes in white, light or dark chocolate.
Just melt 1 package of almond bark in a double boiler on the stove,
mix in 1-1/2 teaspoons of peppermint extract.
You can add food coloring at this point if you like.
Cover your "Ritz" crackers and let dry on wax paper.
I use a fork to do this. It helps with shaking off the excess.
I found these green candy shreds in the Wilton department at Wal-Mart.
They have all different kinds of fun things you can sprinkle on top, to jazz them up.
The recipe was shared during the virtual cookie exchange blog hop.
Unfortunately, I can't remember just who it was who shared it, but they are awesome!!!!!
I do apologize for not being able to give credit where credit is due.
Let me know, and I will update this post!
Come back and visit me on Monday!
It's my day for the Quilt Qwazy Queens blog hop, where we are sharing our UFO's
for International Quilt Day.
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'