I asked Kathryn what green food we should have to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and she thought for a moment..."Well, spinach is green, but it's not that celebratey." True.
I decided to try my hand at Irish soda bread. I've neither eaten nor baked it before, but I figured I could handle it. It really wasn't hard and I had everything I needed except for the buttermilk, which I picked up at the store on the way home from the dentist (AGAIN...yuck) along with some cute little potted shamrocks.
The bread turned out great. The recipe is here http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Amazingly-Easy-Irish-Soda-Bread/Detail.aspx. I, however, used butter instead of margarine and used about 1/2 the amount of melted butter and buttermilk for brushing on the top.
It really was good, especially warm from the oven with butter. But really, what isn't?
I also made some broccoli cheese soup. It was...sort of green. I got the recipe http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Excellent-Broccoli-Cheese-Soup/Detail.aspx at allrecipes.com also. It's a great site. Don't judge me for the Velveeta it calls for. I use Velveeta about twice a year in soups like this and I always feel like I'm buying condoms or something when I pick it up at the store...I try to hide it underneath my produce and whole wheat bread and hope no one sees me. So ridiculous.
Anyway, it was good, too.