Friday's Top Ten

UPDATE: I just banged my head against the wall. Guess what I forgot? Only my second favorite green food item in the world ... guacamole! It's a wildcard. Use it to take off your least favorite green food item from the list. And did you hear? Heinz has packaged Green Ketchup in honor of old St. Paddy himself :)

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The top ten green foods for St. Patrick's Day:

10. Cabbage

  9. Spinach

  8. Celery

  7. Kale

  6. Broccoli

  5. Honeydew

  4. Lime Jell-O

  3. Kiwi

  2. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

And the #1 green food for St. Patrick's Day:

  1. Green Beer

"May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours. That stay with you all the year long."  --Irish Blessing

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!


A green Corona with a lime!
Laura Eno said…
I'll take the mint chocolate chip ice cream and share it with a leprechaun!
Love the new photo header, Carol. :)
Gail said…
I choose the ice cream!
Joanne said…
Happy St. Patrick's Day ... Have a great weekend!
LR said…
I'm with Alex. ;)

I'm so busy I almost forgot about St. Patty's Day. Have a good one!
JoLynne Lyon said…
Mint chocolate chip ice cream! Thanks for the excuse. Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Rula Sinara said…
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Happy St Patricks Day.
irishoma said…
Mint chip ice cream. Yum.
Angela said…
Lime jell-o, oh what memories! I would not have thought of St.Patrick`s Day if you hadn`t mentioned it, it is not a special day in Germany. Not even in Southern Catholic areas, I think. We consider it just an Irish celebration, but of course the US are full of Irish folks. Much fun, and I can only add my green crocheted dragon, as seen on my latest blog post.
Liza said…
Oh please take off the green Jello! Even after what seems like a million years, the memory makes me cringe! I'll just double up on the mint chocolate chip ice cream! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Tracy Jo said…
Happy St. Pat's Day to you!
Linda Kage said…
What about green eggs and ham??

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!!! Drink a green beer for me; I still won't try the stuff.
L.G.Smith said…
Green beer, yes. Green jell-O, no. :)

Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Mint choc chip ice cream is the only thing on the list I like - oh, and kiwis - but not together! I'll take the ice cream please.
Linda G. said…
Woo-hoo! Green beer!

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you, too. :)
Emily R. King said…
I hope I remember to wear green tomorrow! : )

Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Johanna Garth said…
I saw this post and almost had a panic attack that today might be the day and I'd sent the kids off to school w/o their green! Whew! Thank goodness it's tomorrow ;)
Jennifer Shirk said…
And lima bean dip!

(what I'm bringing to a St Patrick's Day party) :)
~Sia McKye~ said…
I have a lot of those things on hand year around, Carol.

My brother's absolute favorite holiday is StPaddys. He has a yearly party with lots of food,music,and lots of family and friends. We'll be heading down there tomorrow.

Love the pic. I could sit out there and enjoy the sound of the water swooshing. :-)

Carol Kilgore said…
Alex - Cheers!

Laura - Thanks. Watch those leprechauns...they're sneaky :)

Gail - Go sit with Laura :)

Joanne - Thanks, you, too!

LR - Same here.
My favorite isn't on this list, but that's okay I posted a recipe for it on my blog: SODA BREAD! YUM!
Carol Kilgore said…
My gosh, I got waylaid by all kinds of strange goings on today.

JoLynne - Another one for the ice cream table :)

Rula - Erin go bragh!

Delores - Don't forget to wear green!

Donna - Any more for the ice cream table, we'll need to pull up chairs :)

Angela - Love your green crocheted dragon :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Liza - Live-In Handyman is bring another load of chairs. We'll push another table together for you ice cream folks :)

Tracy Jo - Don't drink too much green beer!

Linda K - Uh, I forgot guacamole. I was supposed to remember green eggs and ham, too? Yikes! I'll add you to my green beer list :)

Luanne - Cool! Another one for the green beer table :)

Melissa - There's plenty of room at the ice cream table now.
Carol Kilgore said…
Linda G - Come join us at the rowdy table :)

Emily - Same here!

Elspeth - And a Happy St. Patrick's Day back to you :)

Johanna - No worries - just don't forget tomorrow!

Jennifer - Cool. I've never had that before. I would've opted for guacamole :)
Christine Rains said…
I made green rice krispie treats with my son today! :) Happy St. Patrick's day!
Medeia Sharif said…
I'm more of a vegetable person than a fruit person, so I really liked 6-10.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I just love that view! Please tell me you did not take that photo? I think I'll be turning Hulk green if the answer is 'yes'!

I'm curious though? Why is St. Patrick's Day so big in the US?
Carol Kilgore said…
Sia - Enjoy your brother's St. Paddy's Party. Sounds fun!

Conda - None of the soda bread I've eaten was green. I love it, too. It would work great with green food coloring :)

Christine - Very cool! Fun for all and tasty, too :)

Medeia - Something for everyone!

Mark - Well, you'll be Hulk green just in time to march in the St. Paddy's Day parade. I took the header photo last April in Galveston, Texas. I'm happy you like it :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Oops! I forgot to respond to Mark K's question about why St. Patrick's Day is so celebrated in the U.S. I don't really know. Probably because many, many Irish immigrants came here in the 1800s, and their St. Patrick celebrations carried into the mainstream. If anyone knows for sure, please chime in.
I'm torn between chocolate mint ice cream and a Shamrock Shake! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Julie
Stephen Tremp said…
I'll go for the mint chocolate chip ice cream! And warm peppermint schnapps with chocolate will work too!
Stephen Tremp said…
I'll go for the mint chocolate chip ice cream! And warm peppermint schnapps with chocolate will work too!
Carol Kilgore said…
Julie - Shamrock Shake - interesting!

Stephen - Peppermint schnapps and chocolate...mmmmmmm :)
Clarissa Draper said…
Green food? Hmmm, I do like guacamole and green Smarties.
Connie Arnold said…
I like kiwi, and I see pickles didn't make the list. Guess you can't go wrong when mint chocolate chip ice cream is included though. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Carol Kilgore said…
Clarissa - Ooh, green Smarties :) I like those tart little goodies, too!

Connie - Ack! Pickles!!! Where was my head? Love 'em :)
Talli Roland said…
Mint chocolate chip ice-cream - yum! Happy St Paddy's Day!
Carol Kilgore said…
Talli - Goes well with wine :)
Tammy H said…
Yummy! I love guacamole, too. Glad you added it to the list. Who says you can only have ten... :) It is a holiday after all. ;)

Old Kitty said…
Green beer can also double up as Romulan Ale!!! Yay!!

Happy St Patrick's Day!! Take care
Carol Kilgore said…
Tami - Holiday Rules - I like it! Thanks for commenting.
Nas Dean said…
Hope you had a lovely weekend!

I'd take mint ice-cream anytime!
Carol Kilgore said…
Old Kitty - You got tangled up in Blogger's spam filter. Must have been the Romulan Ale :)

Nas - I did! Hope you did as well. And hope you found some mint ice cream :)
Janet, said…
I like #2 best! Yum!
Carol Kilgore said…
Lots of ice cream lovers out there, Janet :)