Rumor has it spring is on its way. My Kindergartner tells me Saturday is the day.
It’s still mostly brown in our yard, but there are a few colorful harbingers. I’m thankful for this sneak peek into what is to come, as I am beginning to sorely miss the lush greenery that takes over the neighborhood, sometime in April. Or is it May? I can never remember. It is probably May, but I always feel that it really should be sooner. And so I come to expect it in April. And truly crave it in March.
Just a wee bit longer.
In the meantime, there are other celebrations to keep us entertained, like the little guy’s April 4th birthday, and St. Patrick’s Day today.
I’m not at all Irish, and I’ve never been much of a pub-goer, so I have to be honest and say that this is one holiday that’s never held much of an appeal for me. Still…
I do love me some green.
So tonight I make us a gourmet supper featuring Irish Soda Bread, and a chicken & rice dish. (If “gourmet” means “bread from a mix,” and “rice from a box with a few well-placed drops of green food coloring mixed-in”.)
I often wonder where I’d be on these minor holidays without my trusty 4-pack of food coloring…