Saturday, March 21, 2009

St . Paddy's Day

To be true to "part" of my heritage I make corned beef and cabbage every year on St. Paddy's day. My husband likes it and my kids put up with it on one condition ~ that I also make "green" mashed potatoes

DSC05936 Nathaniel dyed the potatoes this year and was a bit skimpy with the green food coloring ~ but that's okay with me. Some years they are almost glowing.
The weather here has gotten quite warm although we desperately need rain. It's hitting both south and north of us but we remain very dry. It's caused quite a few fires in the area and the pollen count is a big ol' 10! Poor Julianne suffers from seasonal allergies and her eyes have been so swollen and red we actually thought she had pink eye. DSC05941 Doesn't she look so pathetic? I'll be glad when we get some rain to wash all this pollen away. Until then I try to keep her inside as much as possible. Hard to do though when it's so nice outside.
I think if this weather keeps up we'll be back in the pool at spring break. Yipeee!


Miss Healthypants said...

The poor girl! My spring allergies are kicking in, too, so I can relate!!

Also...that corned beef & cabbage looks yummy. Sorry, I don't like mashed potatoes, though--even if they are green. :)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Have you tried some allergy eye drops? We had to get some prescription ones one year, poor Jessica's eyes were like jello, it was so gross lol.

I've never made corned beef & cabbage for St. Patrick's Day. Maybe next year!