St. Patrick’s Day – Pot of Gold

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Rainbow Goody Bags, Made From a Coffee Filter!

Here is a great last minute goody bag idea.  This would be great for classroom handouts for Saint Patrick’s Day, a child’s birthday party or any event that rainbow goody bags would liven the day!

You will need

Coffee filters

Markers (not Sharpie or permanent)

Squirt bottle of water

Something to set the coffee filter on to protect your table top

Candy for the inside

Twine, string or ribbon to tie bag shut

Color in sections of your coffee filters.  Doesn’t have to be super clean or perfectly colored, the water will help hide all of that.  If you are doing rainbow colors you will want to go in rainbow order (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)  I left out indigo, I didn’t have one that color.

Once you color in sections and your coffee filter is covered in marker, take your water bottle and lightly mist the coffee filter.  Be sure there is something under your coffee filter so that there is no marker or water on your table top.

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The water will help the marker to run and the colors will mix on the edges.  It will also help the colors smooth out hiding all of your marker lines.  Turns out really lovely!

Let it set out and dry.  Once it is completely dry you can wrap a couple of wrapped candies in the middle and tie it with a small string.

I would be sure that the candy is wrapped.  I am sure if you use nontoxic markers you would be completely safe, but just to be on the safe side, I recommend sticking with candies in wrappers.  For Saint Patrick’s day I put some Andes mints inside.  Some gold coin chocolates, or skittles would also be great!

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Girl Scout Cookie Recipe

Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie #EasyDessertRecipe

Thin Mint Grasshopper pie Girl Scout Recipe

There is almost nothing better then Girl Scout Cookies. I just love each cookie. The Samoa’s, Tagalongs, Toffe-tassic, and even the Cranberry Citrus Crisps. One type of cookie I always get and buy enough of to hide them away for the rest of the year are Thin Mints! Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints are one of the best cookie recipes around! So simple but so good! Not only is the cookie great but so is the recipes you can make with Thin Mints! There are all kids of recipes to make with Thin Mints, from savory dishes to fantastic desserts.
The Girl Scout cookie recipe I love best is the combination of Thin Mints and pudding or custard. Add the two together and you get a delish Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie recipe! An easy Girl Scout Cookie recipe that can be made ahead of time and put away in the fridge till the party starts! Great for kids at birthday parties, St Patrick’s Day parties or even nice evening parties with friends!

How to make Thin Mint Grasshopper pie recipe ingredients

Our step by step Girl Scout Cookie Recipe for Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie is so easy you’ll just want to pin it and save it for ever! Make sure to share it with your friends too!

 

Girl Scout Cookie Recipe  Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups Thin Mints finely crushed
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 6 drops of green food coloring
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • 4-6 small glasses

Directions:

We used food processor and coarsely ground the Thin Mint cookies until finely crushed. You can also do this by placing the cookies in a ziplock bag and then using a cookie color ad crushing the cookies.

 

In a medium saucepan, melt the mini marshmallows with the milk over low heat. Once all the mini marshmallows have melted, place marshmallow mixture in fridge for 10 minutes to set.

Grasshopper pie recipe Girl Scout Cookies Thin Mints

Once the marshmallow mix has cooled and set, stir in the mint extract and a 2-3 drops of green food coloring. Place this mixture to the side to do the next step.

Use an electric mixer, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form.

Fold the whipped cream into the mint mixture move to the side

Grasshopper pie girl scout recipePut the pies together:

Add the crust evenly by spreading the cookie mixture into the bottoms of your glass I like mine firm so pack it down.

Now add the mint mixture on top of the cookie crust, filling each glass 3/4 of the way.

Top the pies with a dollop of whip cream, and some chocolate sprinkles.

Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

Girl Scout cookie Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie Recipe

Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie
 
We all love Girl Scout cookies and especially Thin Mints. Now you can take your favorite Thin Mint cookie and make it into a yummy Grasshopper Pie Dessert!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 2½ cups Thin Mints finely crushed
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 6 drops of green food coloring
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • 4-6 small glasses
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. We used food processor and coarsely ground the Thin Mint cookies until finely crushed. You can also do this by placing the cookies in a ziplock bag and then using a cookie color ad crushing the cookies.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the mini marshmallows with the milk over low heat. Once all the mini marshmallows have melted, place marshmallow mixture in fridge for 10 minutes to set.
  4. Once the marshmallow mix has cooled and set, stir in the mint extract and a 2-3 drops of green food coloring. Place this mixture to the side to do the next step.
  5. Use an electric mixer, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  6. Fold the whipped cream into the mint mixture move to the side
  7. Put the pies together:
  8. Add the crust evenly by spreading the cookie mixture into the bottoms of your glass I like mine firm so pack it down.
  9. Now add the mint mixture on top of the cookie crust, filling each glass ¾ of the way.
  10. Top the pies with a dollop of whip cream, and some chocolate sprinkles.
  11. Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

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Interchangable Rainbow Wreath ~ Spring and St Patrick's Day, #Spring, #Wreath, #DIY, #Rainbow what a fun idea love thisInterchangeable Rainbow Wreath ~ Spring and St Patrick’s Day

This fun wreath is easy to make and a fun change from a normal wreath.  The best part, with some string, bakers twine or fishing line, you can add a cute shape in the middle and use it through spring when St Patrick’s day is over!

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You will need:

Felt in rainbow colors.  I used one piece of each color

Wreath form (Get a wicker one from the dollar store to save some money)

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

A spice container, or something to use as a template for cutting circles that are around 2 inches in diameter

Fabric scissors

pen

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You will want to start by tracing circles.  If you use anything bigger than a couple of inches, you will need more flannel.  Once you have your circles traced you are going to cut them out with some fabric scissors.  This isn’t hard, but a little time consuming.  Do yourself a favor and do it while you watch television or something to entertain yourself.  Really, you will never want to see another circle in your life. 😉

Once you have all of your circles cut, you are going to glue them on to your wreath form.  This also takes forever but the ruffles look so pretty that it is worth it! Begin with red or purple, since those are your end colors and work your way to the other end.  Put a small dot of hot glue in the middle of the felt circle and pinch it together.  This will help keep it from just falling into a flat circle.

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Once you have glued the circle in the middle, put a dot on your wreath form and place the circle on.  Pinch it for a few seconds so that it will stay attached.  Continue to do this for each circle.  Place them close together to prevent gaps.  They should cover fairly well.

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Once I did my colors, I still had a good size gap left of wreath showing.  I covered it in strips of light blue felt for the sky.  I wanted my clouds to be different from the rainbow, so they wouldn’t look like part of the rainbow.  I cut  them flat, to look like clouds, and just cut 3 different sizes to give it more depth.

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Now, for the shape in the middle.  Using card stock or thick paper, cut your desired shape.  I went with a shamrock out of some sparkly green scrapbook paper I had.  If you want to make it thicker, do two of the same shape and glue them together so that it is double sided. Punch a small hole in the top and hang using string, bakers twine or fishing line.  If you are using a wicker wreath, tie the other end of the string around the pieces of wicker in the back.  Or just hot glue it where you want it.  I also made raindrops that I plan on hanging after St Patrick’s day is over so that I can keep my fun, bright wreath up through spring!

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Emerald Mint Milkshake
Prep Time: 5 minutes

  • 1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick ® Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Green Food Color
  • Whipped cream and green sprinkles (optional)

1. Place ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and green food color in blender; cover. Blend on
high speed until smooth.
2. Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately.
Makes 3 servings.
Test Kitchen Tip:
For easier measurement, 1/4 teaspoon Food Color = 20 to 25 drops.
Nutrition Information Per Serving: 247 calories, Fat 15g, Carbohydrates 23g, Cholesterol
53mg, Sodium 85mg, Fiber 0g, Protein 5g

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Thanks to everyone who submitted their “Pot Of Gold” moments in the month of March. As promised one lucky person would be randomly selected to win a $25 Gift Card.

And the winner is…..

Melissa March 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

My “pot of gold?” are my 2 kiddos, hubby and most importantly, My Savior Jesus Christ! This past year has been a trying year but with them, “all things are possible!” and now, our future looks bright!

 

Here are some of the other comments, hope they lift your spirits….

Sandy weinstein ~ my pot of gold are my 3 4-legged girls, evie, tressa and harley.

Gretchen H ~ today’s pot of gold: the internet

Angela Troxell  ~My pot of gold is my 10 year old son. He was diagnosed with PPD-NOS when he was 7 years old. it has been an amazing journey to watch my little guy grow up and to continue to overcome all his struggles. He has recently “graduated” from needing a theraputic support staff and has joined tae kwon do and has made many friends. Whenever I feel like life is getting to be too much, I just think about all the things my son has acheived and how he has fought everyday with a smile on his face, and I realize it’s really not that bad.

Gretchen H March ~Today’s pot of gold? My husband helped me clean the top of our 9 foot high bookcase so I didn’t have to climb the ladder. I hate ladders!

Gretchen H March  ~Today’s pot of gold. I received an email that I had won $100. Doesn’t put a dent in the cost of 5 windows that the neighborhood kids shot out (other than them we live in a nice neighborhood) or the hot water heater that started leaking two days ago or the mechanical issues w/ the garage door that started yesterday but it’s nice!

Lachelle ~ My pot of gold today is knowing that even though my grandma passed away I know she is in a better is place, free from the mortal limitations placed upon her in her mortal body. I know I will see her again. The peace I feel is another pot of gold. I know it is angels around us uplifting us up. I know it is the prayers of others, as well, asking that we feel peace and the love of our Heavenly Father. The Plan of Salvation is great knowledge to have, one of my many pots of gold.

Mara F. ~ My pot of gold is my husband of 32 yrs! He is AMAZING in every way!

Brooke ~My pot of gold is my 3 kids! They make me happier than all the gold in the world!

Amanda ~ Aside from the obvious answers, my pot of gold right now is the early spring, with the crocuses all blooming and many of the other bulbs and perennials poking through the earth. Spring is always a time of joy for me, a reminder that all will be made new one day.

Sandy w~ my pot of gold would be to have my mother’s trust completed, which i dont think i will ever have w/ all of the problems with the attys, co-trustee-who just quit, my siblings suing me (they sued my mother abt 5/6 times in the last 10 yrs of her life), sell or get rid of a storage room of clothes, furniture, etc. from my mother, and sell my house and move to a different state to get away from my siblings. however, i am grateful everyday for my 3 4 legged girls.

Tamma ~ My pot of gold comes in the form of a neuro stimulator. My husband has had 3 back surgeries and tremendous back pain. I learned of Pain Management, talked to them and ask if Ray would be a good candidate for the stimulator. Last week, they put on a trial for 3 days. It allowed him to get out of bed and have dinner with me. He is approved for the permanent one to be implanted next week!!!

Keri ~My pot of Gold in for sure my family Every single one of them!

Marley ~today, my pot of gold is my healthy family and healthy pets….so grateful for this blessing!

Robin ~ well my pot of gold is that im still here. in 2005 i was diagnosed with emphesema gold stage 4 and was told life expectancy is 4 yrs, its 2012 im still here,god has blessed me with strenghth to be here and with my family great drs and meds so im blessed everyday i wake up!

Melissa ~ So many pots of gold. I have much to be thankful for! One thing that stands out is that I have been able to stay home with kids or just work part time for 12 years. I’ve carefully budgeted money, and I’m thankful to have spent lots of time with my family when others have had to work.

Elizabeth ~ I am so thankfull for my men! I have 3 boys (well 4 with my husbad) I work full time and am away from home all day! but when I finally get home and hear the sweet sound of “MOMS HOME” and get greeted at the door with hugs and kisses, well,,,, life is good.

Debbie ~My Pot of Gold is my husband , who keeps me sane!

Crystal ~ My “Pot of Gold” is being comfortable with who I am, where I am in life and the direction that I am heading.

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