St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1737, when Irish immigrants living in Boston began to publicly honor St. Patrick – known for driving the snakes out of Ireland. Since then, the festivities have grown in popularity and become a day of celebration in which everyone can take part.
Today, St. Patrick’s Day is focused around celebrating all-things green – from leprechauns to shamrocks. People across the country take part in themed festivities such as parades, parties and traditions like wearing green. Many people also host parties featuring green decorations and green foods.
If you’ve held a party in the past, you know the planning portion is never easy, especially when you’re looking to keep your recipes healthy and stick to a theme. This year, why not plan ahead and use the health benefits of Artichokes in a great, green party dish? And, unlike many green dishes, Artichokes are naturally green!
The following tips can help you make the most of your green-themed party, while keeping your stress levels down and your party guests happy.
1. Shop ahead of time.
By making sure you have your pantry stocked with all your essentials, you won’t have to waste time running to the supermarket on the day of the party.
2. Make a to-do list and stick to it.
Having a timetable to follow will help cut down on last-minute rushing around.
3. Prepare dishes you can make ahead of time and cook in the microwave.
Did you know the fastest way to enjoy the healthful and delicious benefits of Artichokes is by cooking them in the microwave
4. Have fun finger foods.
Guests will love our Artichips
as a healthy alternative to regular chips.
5. Honor tradition, while putting a tasty twist on a St. Patrick’s Day favorite.
Try our recipe for Corned Beef and Cauliflower Hash
, and you’ll be sure to surprise your family and friends with a true Irish treat.
6. Relax and have fun!
If you’re having fun, your guests are sure to also.
For more green recipes, visit Ocean Mist’s recipe page
Sources: Wikipedia, History.com, About.com