• St. Patrick’s Day 2013: Scenes, Treats, and Eats

    March 18, 2013

    Happy (belated) St. Patrick’s Day!!!

    I celebrated St. Patty’s Day by drinking green cider.



    (Irish cider flag!)


    Wearing green.


    And spectating the parade in South Boston with (Irish) friends!


    Scenes from the parade…












    That banana is a “fake leprechaun.” Haha!


    After spending some time at the parade, Mal and I headed back to Elizabeth and Nick’s condo from some more green cider and some snacks. Elizabeth is the Hostess with the Mostess, so she had all sorts of delicious (and gluten-free) eats for us.


    These almond flour thumbprint cookies were amazing!



    These polenta pizzas were also awesome! To make them, just slice up a roll of polenta, spritz with olive oil, bake each side on 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, and then add your favorite toppings and broil until the cheese is melt-y. I definitely want to make these in the future!


    Mal and I spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out and relaxing with Elizabeth and Nick (and Clark). We always have so much fun with them!


    Caption Contest

    Thanks so much for everyone who submitted a funny caption to my Caption Contest! I seriously had such a blast reading all of them, and I definitely LOL-ed at times! I had a tough time picking my favorite (there were so many good ones!!), so I selected my top favorites and then had Mal pick his favorite from those to be the winner.

    Here were the contenders:

    • Who is playing the wrangle game now Dad? – Murphy
    • This is my WOD–Walk On Dad!
    • Don’t make a mountain out of a Mal-hill!
    • Obviously somebody’s been slacking at Crossfit… -Murphy
    • I’ll get you my little pretty, and your fluffy coat too!
    • Who’s tough now, Crossfit boy?
    • And THAT’S how it’s done…. CrossFit, what?
    • Psh, you married THIS guy?! – Murphy

    And here’s the winner of the Caption Contest:

    Yes, yes, I know, Dad. My pug glutes are smashin’!

    Congrats, Claire! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your choice of a prize (gift card to either Whole Foods, Lululemon or Starbucks). Thanks again for playing along, guys! It was a lot of fun, and we’ll have to do it again in the future. I’m pretty sure I can round up some more funny pics of Murphy!

    Questions of the Day

    How did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

    Are you Irish?

    Did you eat any traditional Irish fare yesterday?

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    { 76 comments… read them below or add one }

    Vicki March 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I’m not Irish and don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s day. No Irish fare here either :) Cute captions!!


    Katie March 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I’m a wee bit Irish. We drank Guinness, ate green pancakes, and were decked out in green clothes. That’s about the extent of our celebrations. Love the Irish cider flag. My boyfriend made his lighter-colored beer green, but it kind of grossed me out for some reason.


    Kristina @Run and Assimilate March 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I made something similar to those polenta pizzas before, but I used cornmeal instead. They are so good! And I am Irish, but I believe this year was my most pathetic St Patty’s day celebration ever- I didn’t really do one. I actually ate enchiladas last night…wrong type of food for an Irish day!


    Amanda Jewell March 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    The bf was sick (poor Irish Bostonian..), but I made paleo slow cooked corned beef with carrots and potatoes along with paleo irish soda bread! Not too shabby :-)


    Tina March 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    That was nice of you!!


    Veterinarianess March 18, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    It was just me and my pup doing housework yesterday, so I’m glad I’m getting to live St. Patty’s day vicariously through you! :)


    Miranda @ Miranda Runs March 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Haha! That’s a PERFECT caption. Hahahah I can’t stop laughing… pug glutes 😉 Looks like a fantastic St Patty’s day!


    Sara Flynn March 18, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I just came across your blog and thought I would say hi! I am from Massachusetts as well, I love about 20 minutes west of the city. I am so excited to start following your blog, I cam coming over from The Healthy Tipping Point. :)


    Kate March 19, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Its St PaDDys. Patty is short for Patricia. :-)


    Tina March 19, 2013 at 7:13 am

    As well as Patrick! :)


    Kate March 19, 2013 at 10:40 am

    @Tina: Never heard of a Patrick nicknamed Patty… Its the female version.
    Patricia = Patty
    Patrick = Paddy.
    Oh well.


    Tina March 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I’ve never heard that either!


    Jennifer March 19, 2013 at 11:33 am
    Jennifer March 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Tina, please tell me where you got those ADORABLE checkered flats. I want them so badly. Thanks. :)


    Tina March 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

    They’re from Payless, but they’re seriously a million years old. Maybe they have something similar nowadays?


    Alyssa March 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    We had corned beef and cabbage and for some reason it was AWFUL this year. I hate spending a good holiday with loads of gas :-( But it is funny to think about! :-)


    Tina March 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm



    Lindsay March 20, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I had a green beer in a small pub that felt like one of your high school friend’s dingy basements in Seoul, S. Korea. Foreigners were packed wall to wall (Koreans don’t typically get into the green spirit) it was very entertaining! We are actually traveling to Ireland this May~ CAN’T WAIT!


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