Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Are you all wearing a bit of green today?
My husband’s grandparents came to the United States through Ellis Island from County Galway, Ireland. They met in New York and married before moving to Ohio. Grandma was a maid and Grandfather worked for the railroad. They were truly wonderful people, loving parents of six children, hard working, and devout Catholics.
I love these wedding photos taken over 85 years ago.
Grandma looks so lovely, and Grandfather so young and strong.
When my son was small, not yet in school, we would make a trip to see Grandma once a week to help with cleaning or errands. The best part of the visit was sitting and having a cup of tea with her listening to her stories of Ireland and of meeting Grandfather.
We do not have a huge celebration on St. Patrick’s Day but I try to do a little something special and always Shamrocks on the table.
Although I was having dinner out with a friend tonight, I left chocolate cupcakes and Cincinnati’s famous Greater’s mint chocolate chip ice cream for my husband and son.
Wishing all of you lots of Leprechaun kisses on this day.
May your troubles be less
and your blessings be more,
and nothing but happiness
come through your door.
Whenever my mom’s family got together as I was growing up, there was always a banana pudding on the dessert table.
Thinking of those days, as I often do, I decided I would make one for my family on this holiday weekend, no company, just the three of us!
Instead of a bowl, I used small glasses. Mason jars would also work and be kinda festive!
I used the mini vanilla wafers, which better fit my small glasses. Some folks use banana pudding instead of vanilla, or even half vanilla and half banana.
There are many variations of banana pudding out there, but for those who have never made one, this is the really simple recipe that I use.
2 packages of instant vanilla pudding (3.4 oz size)
4 cups of milk
4 small bananas, sliced
1 box Mini vanilla wafers
Cool Whip for the top! (thawed)
Mix the pudding with the milk as instructed on the pudding package. Refrigerate for an hour or so. When ready, start layering the wafers, sliced bananas, and then the pudding. Repeat layers until you get to the top, leaving a little room for the Cool Whip before serving,
Refrigerate any extras.
Hope you all make a yummy treat this holiday weekend!
Let all of us remember our troops and all those who have lost their lives protecting and serving this country we love so much.
Blessings and love!