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

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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 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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