In Chicago, they dye an entire river green for St. Patrick's Day. But most of us would be happy with a plate of green food. Here's how to add that emerald hue to your entire St. Patrick's Day menu.
- Green Eggs - Scramble up some green eggs by simply adding a drop of green food coloring to the mix before cooking.
- Pancakes - As with eggs, just a drop of green food coloring is enough to add some color to this pancake recipe.
- Fruit Salad - Go green the natural way with a mix of Kiwi, honeydew melon and green grapes.
- Green Salad - Here's a recipe for a simple green salad with homemade dressing. Toss in a green avocado for even more flavor and color.
- Green Peanut Butter Sandwich - A little green food coloring stirred into your favorite peanut butter and spread on green bread is a St. Patrick's Day treat.
- Jello Mousse Bites - Use lime instead of strawberry Jello for these cool treats.
- Steak with Green Sauce - Inexpensive Flat Iron steaks are spiced up with a delicious green sauce.
- Brussels Sprouts - Whether you prepare them simply steamed or roasted with a little olive oil and garlic, brussels sprouts are delicious and good for you.
- Mashed Potatoes - Add a drop or two of green food coloring to any of these delicious mashed potato recipes.
- Green Apple Slices - Dip apples into a cream cheese and marshmallow mixture tinted with a drop of green food coloring.
- Sugar Cookies- Take a basic sugar cookie recipe, tint it green and top with green icing.
- Key Lime Cupcakes - Finish these green cupcakes off with some lime jello frosting for a tasty treat.