SUNDAY FUN DAY – SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014

Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck’s Top 17 Ways to Spend the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day

1

Start the day off right by making these Irish Cream Brownies with Brown Butter Icing.  You use Irish Cream three times in this recipe, all I can think is WOW, and I don’t even care for Irish Cream!

Irish Cream Brownies with Brown Butter Icing

2

Rush out to Target and get these Leprechaun Boxers, because they’re comfy and fashionable.

Leprechaun Boxers

3

Spread Irish Butter on everything just because you can.

Pure Irish Butter

4

Spend today making this awesome Leprechaun Trap with your kids.  And if you don’t have kids, make it anyway, because it’s just that awesome!

Leprechaun Trap

5

Sing along with the Muppets version of Danny Boy.

6

Serve up a Leprechaun Lunch.

Leprechaun Lunch

7

Touch someone’s life with a bit of Irish Luck today, and make them feel loved.

Irish Luck

8

Learn why so many people want to Kiss the Blarney Stone.

Kiss the Blarney Stone

9

Dig out that Green Nail Polish that’s been hanging out in the back of your drawer for a couple of years, it’s time to get festive.

Jack the Lad Nail Lacquer

10

Cross Stitch this cute St. Patrick’s Day Cat, it’s a quick and easy project that will look great when framed.

St. Patrick's Day Cat

11

 Is Drinking Green Beer Bad for You?  Everyone has their own opinion, but some of these comments made me laugh out loud, like “Don’t drink green beer, its leprechaun pee.”  Check out My Recipes’ “How to Make Green Beer” if you dare to go green.

Green Beer

12

Make these Boozy Lucky Charms Cereal Milkshakes with Marshmallow Frosting, because it’s always fun to have an excuse to buy a box of Lucky Charms.

Boozy Lucky Charms Cereal Milkshakes with Marshmallow Frosting

13

Learn “How to Bag a Leprechaun” from Darby O’Gill.

14

Create this wonderful St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Treat to tuck in your special someone’s coat pocket, lunch bag, or briefcase.  They’ll love this sweet surprise.

St. Patrick's Day Lunch Treat

15

Learn a Silly St. Patrick’s Day Joke to share with everyone you meet today.  No matter how silly and stupid the joke, everyone will enjoy it.

St. Pat's Day Free Printables

16

Make this Irish Mac and Cheese with Stout for dinner, because it’s going to snow AGAIN, and Mac and Cheese is comforting on a cold Winter’s day, even though yesterday felt more like Spring.

Irish Mac and Cheese with Stout

17

No matter how busy your day is, don’t forget to hug your loved ones, even if they pretend to dislike it.

Brenna and Colleen

Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

-Colleen




  • Spongebob Irishpants

    Have you made the mac & cheese or brownies? Very tempted since I’ll be right by a Giant and can pick up ingredients. Don’t know that I will find Kerrygold cheeses.

    • I have not made either yet. I plan on making an Irish Whiskey Mac & Cheese sometime this week though. Giant sells Kerrygold cheeses, and so does Costco. They have one that is a cheddar and another that is similar to Gouda, which is what I’ll be using this week.

  • Spongebob Irishpants

    I made #16 yesterday.

    Found all of the Kerrygold cheeses at Giant. Already had the butter. Followed the recipe except we had 1/2 the heavy cream on hand so we substituted some with whole milk. It seemed odd not to put some cheese on top so I grated a little of each of the cheeses on top before the bread crumbs.

    Having done the mac and cheese recipe below many times I sautéed the bread crumbs in the butter then put on top. Seemed silly to dump dry bread crumbs on top then pour butter on leaving bare spots.

    The crunch of the bread crumbs on top was good, the texture ok, but overall flavor bland. Needs something but I don’t know what. For an excellent baked mac and cheese although no Guiness, try this one from Alton Brown. It’s a hit everywhere we take it.
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/baked-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe.html#!

    • Seasoning is the key! Sorry this recipe didn’t include any! Salt, pepper, mustard, hot sauce, Dijon mustard, paprika, or cayenne all help give flavor. I’m trying out a Irish Whiskey version of Mac and Cheese tonight, and I’ll let you know how that goes. You can also try my recipe for No Frills Creamy Mac and Cheese below.
      http://imsmybugbunches.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/no-frills-creamy-mac-and-cheese/
      I’ve never been a huge fan of bread crumbs on my mac and cheese, but if you are feel free to add them. I think you’re right about them needing to be sautéed in butter first. I would also add some seasoning. Cheese on top is certainly a good addition as well, the more cheese the better, right?