St. Patricks Day - Food & Recipes

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St. Patricks Day - Food & Recipes

St. Patricks Day is one week from tomorrow. In my home, we celebrate with an Irish dish or two. Sometimes if I cannot get my picky eaters to eat traditional Irish fare, I'll make one of their favorite dishes "green" on purpose and call it a St. Patty's Day dish. What kind of St. Patrick Day food will you be serving? And, share a recipe if you dare!


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This is not a traditional Irish dish, however, it is delicious and "green" and the kids tend to love it.


(Quick) Frog Eye Salad:

1 1/3 cup Acini de Pepe (80 oz.)

1 can 20 oz. Pineapple Chunks in Juice (drained)

1 3/4 cup of Milk

1/4 cup Pineapple juice (reserved)

1/4 cup of sugar

1 box Vanilla Instant Pudding & Pie Mix (4 serving size)

1 can 8oz Pineapple Crushed (drained)

3 cans Mandarin Oranges (drained)

3 1/2 cups Whipped Topping thawed / divided

2 drops green food coloring

optional: 1/2 cup flaked coconut, 1/2 cup maraschino cherries

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well. Drain juice from pineapple chunks, reserving 1/4 cup. In large bowl, add reserved juice, milk, sugar and pudding mix; beat with whisk or electric mixer until well blended, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add pasta to pudding mixture; stir gently. Let stand 10 minutes. Add crushed pineapple and chunks, oranges, 2 cups whipped topping, marshmallows and coconut; mix gently and thoroughly. Add 2 drops of green food coloring. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate to let set up for 4-hours. Top with remaining whipping topping. Garnish with cherries. 12 servings (about 1 cup each).

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