Tag: St. Patrick’s Day

From Pinterest Mom to a Do Less Mom

My New Year’s resolution this year was to DO LESS.

I pretty much felt overwhelmed every holiday, even small ones to make sure I was doing “enough.”

Enough crafts.

Enough themed meals.

Outfits.

Hair bows.

It was too much and I doubted that it was any fun at all for my girls. It also stressed me out.

So, instead of stressing out making sure I “did it all,” I just stopped doing it all.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I still go to Pinterest for ideas. But I don’t overload myself thinking we have to do them ALL.

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Venison and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

So, for St. Patrick’s Day, I had planned for us to have this Venison Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie, but plans changed and the girls and I ended up staying the night at my mom’s house.

We rescheduled our St. Patrick’s Day dinner for tonight and it DID NOT disappoint.

I don’t think we’ve made a bad venison recipe since Eric brought that deer home!

Any who, I found this recipe on Cook like a Cavewoman. We tweaked it a little bit because we don’t have coconut amigos, beef broth or tomato paste.

 

Ingredients:

For the sweet potato mash:

4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp rosemary
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the filling:
1½ lb ground venison
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks of celery, chopped
5 baby carrots, sliced
1 cup small cauliflower florets
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1  cup veggie broth
1 tsp freshly chopped rosemary
2 shakes of ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper, to taste
Ground paprika (for garnish only)

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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts, Food Ideas & More

I’m a day (or two) late and a dollar short, but we just finished all of our St. Patrick’s Day activities!

We started out with a very green breakfast. These are Mini De Wafelbakkers Frozen Pancakes I got from the frozen food aisle at Publix. I microwaved them for about 30 seconds, topped with whipped cream and Airhead Xtremes Rainbow. I had to cut the Airhead a little to get it to bend correctly.

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Then, we had some Lucky Charms (my husband was more excited than the kids!) and some green milk I dyed with green food coloring.

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