“good luck and true love” — st. patrick’s day dinner

I’ve come a long way from building complex Leprechaun traps (side note: how creepy is the concept of Leprechauns?!) and drinking green-dyed kid, and then adult, beverages. I can claim no Irish heritage, knowledge, or travel history to the country…But, it’s an understatement to say that we can use all the luck we can get for the rest of 2015. Also, who can possibly resist a holiday marked by gold accents?!

So, we rallied last minute to have an intimate St. Patrick’s Day dinner complete with corned beef, tokens of luck, and other kinds of greens. Here’s a look at the night!

decor

 

We opted for understated green and gold accents, including:

  • Gold tinted burlap runner
  • Arrangements of greenery and baby’s breath in gold vases
  • Gold glitter votives, like always
  • Tokens of good luck with face-up pennies hiding under napkins and face-up horseshoes at every other setting
  • Neutral accents — white plate with no placemats, gray napkins, and white candles
  • Shamrock inspired place cards that were trimmed from the greenery arrangements

st. patrick's day décor

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my handwriting isn't nearly as lovely as Taylor's but the occasion seemed to call for cursive. thank you, third grade

my handwriting isn’t nearly as lovely as Taylor’s but the occasion seemed to call for cursive. thank you, third grade. Each guest was greeted by a hidden penny when they picked up their place setting.

St. Patrick's Day decor

St. Patrick's Day decor

St. Patrick's Day decor

I found the horseshoes, which even said "good luck" on them at Huck and Paddle on Sun Valley Road

I found the horseshoes, which even said “good luck” on them at Huck and Paddle on Sun Valley Road

st patrick's day place setting

menu

 

We enjoyed classic St. Patrick’s Day fare with some corned beef and potatoes, but we spiced it up with some sides, and, of course, greens:

  • Corned beef, cooked two ways according to the same recipes we used at last year’s celebration. I think we’ve finally mastered them, and the baked version seemed to be the favorite. I recommend using Sun Valley Mustard!
  • “Gold coin” potatoes as I will call them from now on. Check out the recipe here. They’re like a cross between french fries and baked potatoes. Yum!
  • A beautiful all-green salad including kale, brussels sprouts, avocado, green apple matchsticks, sunflower seeds and parmesan
  • Sautéed greens including asparagus, zucchini, onion and garlic
  • Adorable and delicious “rainbow” baked chocolate donuts
very green salad — delicious mix of ingredients!

very green salad — delicious mix of ingredients

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sautéed greens by anna

"gold coin" potatoes — definitely serve with sour cream and chives!

“gold coin” potatoes — definitely serve with sour cream and chives

had to boil some cabbage, carrots, and more potatoes with the traditionally prepared corned beef!

had to boil some cabbage, carrots, and more potatoes with the traditionally prepared corned beef

baked corned beef with brown sugar, cloves, and sun valley mustard

the full plate

the full plate

Taylor's vegetarian plate — I love having her over for dinner because I feel like I eat healthier!

Taylor’s vegetarian plate — I love having her over for dinner because I feel like I eat healthier!

delicious rainbow donuts by Taylor

delicious rainbow donuts by Taylor

the company

 

It was a family affair with cousins, moms, caregivers and friends — who may as well be family at this point. Lots of love and good luck to all of you!

st. patrick's day dinner

casey photobombing in a big way

casey photobombing in a big way

In case you didn’t understand the title, check out Reckless Kelly’s  “Good Luck and True Love” — Reckless Kelly is one of our all-time favorite bands!

Here’s to good luck and true love for all of our supporters!

krista and taylor

 

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