Menu for the Green Holiday

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Do you ever have those moments when you think, What I'm doing right now is so trite in comparison to the BIG things going on the world?
My desire to cook this all green dinner

and slave over cupcakes

for St. Patty's day seems to fall into the trite category for me right now. The fact that I have an abundance of food, shelter, water, and so much else, makes everything else seem so insignificant. Nevertheless, I am a person created to stop and be grateful for all my blessings and then (here is the key part) not waste them by basking in pity or guilt. I cannot squander these gufts I have while others are left wondering where their families are. For the moment, I will put aside those overwhelming feelings I have for the people of Japan and focus on the trite, but tasty things I've been cooking.

Spinach tortellini with sauteed spinach and asparagus. I tossed it all together with some grilled pesto chicken (yes, I bbq'd in the rain.)

Don't you just love my gold cuff bracelet?! Those are roasted garlic bits I'm adding to the dish...mmm.

Pot of Gold cupcakes- dye white cupcakes green, and fill the center with dulce de leche. Top with the best buttercream (2 sticks softened buttercream, whipped for 3-5 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 4 cups powdered sugar. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, to get desired consistency.) See how to make the pot of gold, here and here.

I hope you had a lovely green holiday...stay dry.

These photos are all courtesy of my talented mama.


Megan said...

I just read this cupcake regarding my last blog comment...let's make muffins...but seriously, most of this delicious cupcake blog still doesn't make sense to do I know the desired consistency? I am cooking impaired people--I need as much help and hand holding as possible when it comes to the kitchen...the words of my roommate yesterday, I need "to get some domestic skills."

AB said...

Here is what we will do...guac next week, muffins the week after, cupcakes the week after that. These are excellent choices. I was feeling uncreative in my posting, but I need to remember you're just starting your cooking career...fundamentals, here we come! Any cupcake requests? Besides, make sure they have frosting?

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