This year, since St. Patrick's Day (and my son's 3rd birthday) was on a Saturday, my parents came out to visit us.
I planned on a feast similar to the one we had last year, however we all ventured out to Central Market to buy ingredients and ended up picking out a few extra items. We bought brussel sprouts and when we found some nitrate free turkey bacon, we decided to combine the two. We also decided to break from tradition a bit and had a few steaks (they were grass-fed and grass is green right??) My mom also talked me into adding some red (red- gasp!) pepper for dipping into the hummus.
While at the market, we ran into some neighbors and their kids were all drinking green smoothies. After seeing them, my kids NEEDED one too so we tracked down the Lancaster Juice Company and the kids had Shamrock smoothies- banana, peaches, fresh wheat grass (cut right in front of us!!) and orange juice. I guess they were good because my kids sucked them down so quickly that I didn't even get to try!
The feast was a huge success. I was a little concerned that with the addition of steak, the kids would eat fewer of the veggies. However, even though we only bought 3 small steaks for 4 adults and 3 steak loving kids, there was steak left-over after the meal!