When my daughter was in preschool, she had an amazing teacher who was always so creative. For St. Patrick’s Day one year, she told the children that a Leprechaun had come into the classroom and made a huge mess.
The children found toys dumped out of their bins, papers on the floor and their chairs rearranged. After they helped her clean up the mess, each child got a chocolate gold coin from the pot of gold the Leprechaun had left. My daughter thought it was the most hilarious thing, so I decided to carry on the tradition at home.
Now on St. Patrick’s Day, the kids go into the kitchen and find a Leprechaun has made an awful mess. He makes a green jello recipe from my Granny’s recipe collection (listed below) and leaves a special note that says:
“Sorry I left such an awful mess, but I wanted to make this recipe for you. If you help your mom clean it up, there will be a pot of gold waiting for you. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Heather McMechan
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
1 large box of
8oz container of cool whip
10 oz bag of marshmallows
16 oz of cream cheese
2 oz cans of crushed pineapple drained
In a 9 X 13 baking dish add two cups of boiling water and the lime jello and dissolve. Cut your cream cheese into cubes, and then whisk it together with the jello mixture until smooth. Stir in both cans of crushed pineapple and then add the marshmallows. Fold in cool whip and chill for 3 hours before serving.