Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Recipe Wednesday: Leprechaun Lunch

If you are wondering what to feed those hungry little leprechaun's for lunch or even as a snack, we put together a quick and simple lunch for our hungry leprechauns. 

Leprechauns like variety and will even eat some things they once refused when those foods are presented in a creative leprechaun way!

Did you happen to notice that one of our sneaky leprechauns took a little bite of a soft pretzel and nicely put it back! Very sneaky those leprechauns.

Did you know that the pretzel is a traditional food for lent? When early Christians would pray, they would cross their arms and touch each shoulder with the opposite hand. They also fasted very strictly during lent, making their bread with only water, flour, and salt. A monk shaped this in the form of praying arms for children, and the pretzel was born! To read more about the religious history of the pretzel and for the pretzel prayer, check out Catholic Culture’s pretzel page. {source}

For our veggies and dip containers, we used clean and dry St. Patrick's favor hats we found at Dollar Tree. We removed the staple and the eleastic band that one would use when wearing the hat.

We mixed up some ranch dip and added a couple of drops of green food coloring.

We cut shamrock shapes out of cheese and used green grapes to make a little leprechaun's wand. Do leprechauns use wands?!

Our leprechauns do not get soda at home or much less any place else, but they do like something fizzy once in awhile. We found some all natural sparkling green apple juice drink and poured it into our coffee bottles.

We used  free printables from Anna and Blue Paperie to decorate the bottle, straw, dip container and sweet treats.

What leprechaun doesn't like a little sweet treat now and than! We found some individual dark chocolate bars in a box at Trader's Joe's and some spearmint gum.

We wrapped the chocolate and gum in card stock and stuck on a little embellishment.

We hope we have given you some ideas to help you feed your hungry little leprechauns! Be inspired, get creative!

He who gathers in summer is a wise son;
He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame. 

Proverbs 10:5

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  1. My goodness! What a fun lunch!

  2. Great post!

    Mrs .Delightful

  3. This is so cute and pretty healthy! My kids would love this. Would love for you to come share and link this up to my healthy recipes @

  4. Oh My! This is the nicest St. Patrick's Day project I've seen! You did a knock out job of putting this together! Love it! Pinning it! Angie xo

  5. I love that you incorporated both St. Patrick's day and Lent! I would love if you would share this at Food Adventure Friday!

  6. Such a sweet idea! Your presentation is wonderful. I bet your kids loved it!

  7. I didn't know that pretzles were a traditional food of lent. We live in Germany and pretzles are very popular. They are sold at pretty much every bakery. In November on St. Martin's Day they eat sweet dough pretzles.

  8. This is one of the cutest things I've ever seen!! I love the "bite" taken out of the pretzel! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  9. What a fun idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday!!

  10. Love it! Just pinned it to my board. :)

  11. Yum! The pretzels and cheese look so good!

  12. Girl... you have had some seriously cute St. Pats stuff this year! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,


  13. I think you need another link up and I've got the perfect one! :) we'd so love to have your adorable post linked up to Kids in the Kitchen - I adore this! thanks for sharing

  14. So fun and festive! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  15. hey, thank you so much for taking the time to link this fun recipe to our Kids in the Kitchen linky! it's awesome! please feel free to share with us each week!

  16. How creative you are, love the cut cheese so cute. The one thing I like, is they get the best of everything fruits, dairy, vegetables. So cool