St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon, the one holiday when it seems everyone claims to have a bit O Irish in em!! Well I get my bit O Irish from my maternal grandmother, so no pinching please! We celebrate all things St. Patrick’s, from leprechauns to pots of gold. On St. Patrick’s Day we gather for a traditional meal of corn beef and cabbage. Like any other holiday, you HAVE to have a center piece for your table. Okay, maybe you don’t, BUT you could with this simple, low cost idea…….
All you need is a large mouth vase, a pillar candle, and a bag of dried split peas. I pored my peas in, then worked my candle into place before lighting it. Now you could use other green items, say green M&Ms, but at that point, you would want to switch to a battery operated candle as any young people at the table may try to snitch a few. I personally do not have the patience to pick out all the green M&Ms from a bag…. Or maybe I just know I would eat way too many trying to do it this way!!
Whatever you use as your touch of green in this center piece, it will be an eye catcher for all who sit down to enjoy a plate of food! So when you are planning your St. Patrick’s day dinner, take a second to add this little simple touch of a center piece. And don’t forget to wear some green! *wink*