Thursday, March 18, 2010

Touch O' The Green!?!

Are you so impressed with my Burgundy Shamrock?!? I am for three reasons. First off this was a starter from a plant that my sister in law had, I would much rather have a plant that I nurtured as a starter or a cutting. Second it was all a bloom for St. Patrick's Day. Third it is a live...I may have taken some liberties when when I said I nurtured it. I do enjoy plants, I just forget them at times. My brother Rock says I do well with plants that thrive on abuse, and such is the case with this Shamrock. I also have a green Shamrock(a gift from Barb) that thrives on the same amount of is what it is...
Irish tradition says that St. Patrick used the Shamrock to explain The Holy Trinity of The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to druid priests. The light bulb went on and the rest is history...Irish history. One St. Patrick's day tradition for us is making pistachio bread , not because its Irish, but because its green...lime green...pale lime green. A little disclaimer, any recipe that has a cake mix as its base is just that...a cake. Maybe by putting it in loaf pans it then becomes a bread, who knows!?!
Pistachio Bread
1 box yellow cake mix
1 pkg. instant pistachio pudding
4 eggs
1/8 cup water
1/4 cup oil
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven 350* (325* for glass) Gently mix all ingredients together.
Grease 2 loaf pans and coat with mixture of:
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Divide batter equally between pans. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture on top of batter. Bake 350* for 45 min (maybe?) use butter knife around edges and tip out of pans. Cool...or not and enjoy!


Brenda said...

I think your shamrock looks beautiful and not at all abused.

Dave just commented about St. Patrick, and how his holiday has declined into green beer. (not that there is anything wrong with it ;)

DayPhoto said...

I love shamrocks. I had and iron cross one once, but got tired of it and gave it away.


Unknown said...

I have always loved the burgundy shamrocks and yours is beautiful. The bread aka cake sure looks good!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your shamrock is wonderful - I have one that color that was my mother-in-laws. Well, I had one. It remains to be seen whether or not it will come back up this year! I lost the original pot but for some reasons babies seem to pop up in my flower beds every summer - gifts of the birds I supposes. blessings, marlene

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Lovely shamrock! Thanks for sharing the recipe! blessings,Kathleen

Tami said...

Just stopping by, hoping to read some new material. ;)

Schnitzel and the Trout said...

Jody, thanks for commenting on the crepes. I would suggest using a non-stick pan with a slant side so that you can roll the batter around and back and forth. It is not like a pancake. You need to spread the batter by thinning it and spinning it around. Very easy to get the hang of it.

Tami said...

Okay, I know you are busy and sometimes not feeling so great. . .but 3 weeks is a really long time to wait for new material. Call me and maybe I can inspire (pester) you. ;)