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St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Idea “Shamrock Eggs”

Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

Bring Green (not food coloring) To Your St. Patty’s Day Breakfast Table.  My family never gets tired of this St. Patty’s Day breakfast.  In the past we’ve had green pancakes with green milk (yay food coloring) and have even stopped by Dunkin Donuts for some green donuts (yay sugar).  I’ve even served green scrambled eggs to show our Irish spirit, which didn’t go over too well.  This simple recipe for Shamrock Eggs is all natural and takes just minutes.

 

Shamrock Eggs Ingredients

Shamrock Eggs Ingredients

 

Shamrock Eggs Recipe

Shamrock Eggs

Ingredients

  • large green bell pepper- sliced
  • eggs, small
  • butter or oil
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. slice bell pepper into 1/2-inch whole slices lengthwise
  2. place in heated skillet with melted butter or oil
  3. crack egg in the center of bell pepper slice and cook until set, approximately 1 minute
  4. flip and cook on other side until achieved desired consistency
  5. garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese
  6. serve with fruit like green apples and grapes, and toast
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I’ll always remember the first time I made Shamrock Eggs because my Aunt Peggy was in town visiting my cousin and stopped by my house that quiet weekday morning on her way back home.  “Perfect timing” I said as I set the table to try out this new simple recipe on her.  Looking back on my food photos I’ll always remember our unexpected breakfast as I snapped the camera before we ate.  Then again, my friends and family are used to being my test subjects for new recipes anytime they stop by my house.

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Still wondering what’s for dinner?  Try out these simple St. Patty’s Day recipes like Roasted Corned Beef, Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard.

 

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Flag Pizza

Flag Pizza

Flag Pizza

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces part skim mozzarella cheese slices
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter or Country Crock® Spread
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 frozen pizza dough, thawed
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce or Ragu® Pizza Quick Sauce
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise and cut into slices or 1 sliced red bell pepper or a mixture of the two
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Take two slices of mozzarella cheese and stack together.
  2. Use kitchen scissors or small knife to cut a few star shapes out of the cheese. Slice remaining cheese slices into 1-inch strips.
  3. Preheat oven to 450°.
  4. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Stretch pizza dough to fit a rectangular pan. Spread sauce evenly over dough.
  6. Sprinkle spinach over top left corner of dough. Place stars on the spinach. Lay tomatoes (or peppers) and cheese strips in alternating strips on rest of the pizza.
  7. Bake 10 to 20 minutes until cheese is melted and starting to turn golden and crust is starting to brown. Remove from oven and serve with crushed red pepper flakes (if using).
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star cookie cutters

miniature star cookie cutters from Pampered Chef $5.99

 

Saute Spinach

Saute spinach in butter

 

Sauteed Spinach

Sauteed Spinach- so delicious

 

Flag Pizza Recipe

time to assemble flag pizza

 

Flag Pizza Recipe

It almost looks too delicious to eat

 

For more great Fourth of July recipes, check out:

Fourth of July Barbeque Menu

Serve Up Simple This Fourth of July

 

 

 

For a photo tutorial, visit my sponsored post from Country Crock here.

 

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Herb-Marinated Flank Steak

Flank Steak Recipe

Herb-Marinated Flank Steak

Herb-Marinated Flank Steak

Ingredients

  • Flank Steak 3-4 lbs, cut into 2-inch strips against the grain
  • Dijon Mustard - 1 cup (no need to measure exactly- it's more than half of a 12oz. bottle)
  • Red Wine Vinegar- 1/3 cup
  • Soy Sauce- 1/4 cup
  • Dried Oregano & Basil- 1 tablespoon each

Instructions

  1. Marinate steak a day or two in advance
  2. Make Marinade:
  3. Combine mustard, vinegar, soy sauce and herbs; mix well
  4. Place sliced steak into large zip-top baggie or shallow container
  5. Cover with marinade and coat steak evenly
  6. Seal and place in refrigerator to marinate
  7. Time To Grill:
  8. Remove steak from marinade directly to hot grill
  9. Cook until brown on both sides and desired wellness
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Grilled Flank Steak is paired perfectly with these side dishes:

pasta salad recipe

Cavatappi Pasta Salad

 

Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria

 

Or, for a complete barbeque menu:

Barbeque menu

Barbeque Menu & Recipes

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Red, White & Blue Potato Salad- 4th of July Menu

4th of July Menu

Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

With blue cheese and creamy sour cream, this potato salad is delicious and festive for 4th of July.

Memorial Day potato salad

Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • Petite Red, White & Blue (purple, actually- but close enough) Potatoes (I found the perfect ones at Trader Joe’s)- 3 lbs cleaned and quartered
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles- 8 oz.
  • Sour Cream- 12 oz.
  • Salt- 1 tablespoon

Instructions

  1. Heat oven on Broil
  2. Place potato chunks onto baking sheet and season with salt
  3. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes and toss loosely to distribute oil
  4. Cook until potatoes are brown, approximately 35 minutes
  5. Transfer to mixing bowl
  6. Add blue cheese and sour cream to potatoes and toss
  7. Serve warm or chilled
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Our Red, White & Blue Potato Salad is part of a complete 4th of July grilling menu.  These simple holiday recipes are easy to make and delicious. Print out a complete Grocery Shopping List for this menu below!

4th July Steak

Herb Marinated Flank Steak


memorial day menu

 

 

Grilled Herb Flank Steak

I marinate my steak about two days in advance, so come grill day the steak is ready to cook- saving me lots of time.

Memorial Day Steak Recipe

Grilled Herb Flank Steak

Ingredients

  • Flank Steak 3-4 lbs, cut into 2-inch strips against the grain
  • Dijon Mustard - 1 cup (no need to measure exactly- it's more than half of a 12oz. bottle)
  • Red Wine Vinegar- 1/3 cup
  • Soy Sauce- 1/4 cup
  • Dried Oregano & Basil- 1 tablespoon each

Instructions

  1. Marinate steak a day or two in advance
  2. Make Marinade:
  3. Combine mustard, vinegar, soy sauce and herbs; mix well
  4. Place sliced steak into large zip-top baggie or shallow container
  5. Cover with marinade and coat steak evenly
  6. Seal and place in refrigerator to marinate
  7. Time To Grill:
  8. Remove steak from marinade directly to hot grill
  9. Cook until brown on both sides and desired wellness
http://tonispilsbury.com/red-white-blue-potato-salad-4th-july-menu/

 

Summer Vegetable Cavatappi Salad

Memorial Day pasta salad recipe

Summer Vegetable Cavatappi Salad

Summer Vegetable Cavatappi Salad

Ingredients

  • Cavatappi Pasta- 1 lb
  • Zucchini & Squash- 1 each, diced into half-chunks
  • Red Grape Tomatoes- 1 pint, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Yellow Grape Tomatoes- 1 pint, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Olive oil- 1/2 cup
  • Salt- 1 teaspoon
  • Parmesan cheese- 8 oz., shredded or grated

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta in salted water until tender
  2. Drain pasta reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water, then rinse pasta under cool water
  3. Transfer cooled pasta to salad bowl
  4. Heat oven to Broil
  5. Place zucchini, squash and tomato slices onto baking sheet and season with salt
  6. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to cover vegetables
  7. Cook until vegetable are tender and tomatoes begin to release juice, approximately 12 minutes
  8. Add vegetables with juice to pasta along with pasta water, then toss
  9. Top with Parmesan cheese
http://tonispilsbury.com/red-white-blue-potato-salad-4th-july-menu/

 

 

The Grocery Shopping List

Print the below grocery shopping list for this entire menu here:

Gourmet 4th of July Menu Grocery Shopping List

Gourmet 4th of July Menu Grocery Shopping List

Ingredients

  • Flank Steak 3-4 lbs
  • Petite Red, White & Blue (purple, actually- but close enough) Potatoes (I found the perfect ones at Trader Joe’s)- 3 lbs
  • Zucchini & Squash- 1 each
  • Red Grape Tomatoes- 1 pint
  • Yellow Grape Tomatoes- 1 pint
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles- 8 oz.
  • Parmesan cheese- 8 oz., shredded or grated
  • Sour Cream- 12 oz.
  • Cavatappi Pasta- 1 lb
  • Dijon Mustard - 12oz. bottle
  • Staples:
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Soy Sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Basil

Instructions

  1. This menu serves 6 people, so double for 10-12 people
  2. Check back to tonispilsbury.com for more holiday recipes!
http://tonispilsbury.com/red-white-blue-potato-salad-4th-july-menu/

 

Summer Beverages

Homemade Summer Sangria. For the best sangria, prepare 2 days in advance.

Homemade Summer Sangria from Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

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