Welcome back to The Saturday Scoop 13!!!
Week Thirteen… Thirteen is a lucky number for me! I had my first born on a Friday the 13th! Since his birth I’ve always felt the number thirteen was a lucky number for me!
How’s your week going? I’ve been busy this week finishing up my spring and Easter decor. This coming week I’ll be sharing my spring home tour with a few other bloggers.
I decided I would shop my home for spring decor and it’s pretty amazing the things you can find around your home! Of course I did do a little shopping on line and I went to Marshalls! Whew! Was that an adventure! I get so overwhelmed when I shop there! I did buy a few items I’ll share during my spring home tour.
St Patricks Day!!!
St Patricks day is almost upon us! Do you celebrate St Patricks Day? We do… Yesterday I heard on the radio that our major City Detroit has brought back the St Patrick’s Day parade!
The parade typically draws 80,000 to 100,000 people every year! It’s a big parade with pipe and drum bands, color guards, units, floats, clowns, and other novelty groups!
This year will be the 62nd year of the parade. Two years were missed due to the pandemic. But it’s back this year and so many people are very happy about that!
So if you live in the area it’s a fun day to be in the city and it’s an outdoor event. This is a link to see some pictures from past parades.https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=detroit+st+patrick%27s+day+parade&qpvt=detroit+st+patricks+day+parade&tsc=ImageHoverTitle&form=IGRE&first=1
We’re planning on attending, weather permitting. This year it’s held on Sunday, it’ll be something fun to do!
St Patricks Day Dinner Ideas
Oh my gosh what to cook for St Patricks day dinner! There are so many great recipes to choose from! I’ve made these recipes through the years! One of my favorite Irish dishes is Colcannon.https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/colcannon-recipe-1913556 It’s a traditional side dish made with cabbage and mashed potato’s. This dish is best served with ham, corned beef, or lamb.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipehttps://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/16310/corned-beef-and-cabbage-i/
My mom always made stuffed cabbage for St Patricks Day! She had a little secret called Campbell’s tomato soup… shhh! She made the best! It was served over mashed potato’s with a side of corn…https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/26661/stuffed-cabbage-rolls/ and what would a good Irish meal be with out a good Irish Soda Bread or muffins!
I found a recipe on line for Gluten Free Irish soda muffins! https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/recipes/gluten-free-irish-soda-bread-muffins-recipe
Irish Coddle is another favorite, ingredients varies from family to family, but it’s very much similar to a stew. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/irish-coddle-12348168.
Classic Irish Coffee I found this recipe on the food network https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/classic-irish-coffee-5484734 I think it would be good served with an Irish cookie!
Irish Shortbread Cookie, Yum! https://www.food.com/recipe/irish-shortbread-cookies-445557
I’ve already shared my dinning room table scape last week, in case you missed it you can see it here.https://houseofmar.com/spring-table-scape/
I found these cute tea towels at Tuesday Morning! They’re actually my kitchen inspiration for my easter table scape.
And these cute carrot napkin rings from Marshall’s, actually my daughter found these for me!
Also this cute bunny table cloth is made so beautifully! A Tuesday Morning find!
Adding white hydrangea and white flowers around the house makes it feel like spring.
I ordered these pillow covers from Amazon, so much easier to change out the pillows to covers!
My coffee table I try to keep it simple with a dough bowl, a few topiary rounds, and a few battery operated wax candles!
On Wednesday’s post I shared how to Decoupage eggs for Easter and how easy it was to do in case you missed it I’ve linked it here https://houseofmar.com/easy-decoupage-easter-eggs/
Inspiration for us this week
Are you looking for a little fancy breakfast, Feet Under My Table is sharing how to make eggs benedict https://feetundermytable.com/quick-and-easy-eggs-benedict-breakfast-hot-brown/
Chas from Chas Crazy Creations has a great pottery barn mirror hack https://chascrazycreations.com/pottery-barn-mirror-hack-6/
Every Day Edits has a really fun account and very inspiring https://everydayedits.co/instagram-connect/
Lemon Coconut Easter Cake!
Gluten Free Lemon Coconut Easter Cake
- MIXING BOWL
- Wood spoon
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- 1 Box King Arthur gluten free cake mix
- 1/2 cup Real butter
- 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
- 4 Eggs I used brown organic cage free eggs
- 2/3 cup Milk I used lactose free skim milk
- 1/4 tsp Juice from a fresh lemon
- 2 Lemons to shred and to use for the lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Coconut
Butter Cream Frosting
- Preheat oven to 350
Grease 3 round cake pans ,
- Using a mixer blend butter and oil together
- Blend in half the cake mix on lowest mixing speed
- Add eggs one at a time
- add 1/2 of the milk at a time alternating with the other half of the dry cake mix, add 1/4 tsp of fresh lemon juice.
- Pour evenly into your three cake pan’s
- Bake for 22 minutes,
- Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
What projects are you working on this weekend?
My drapes are finally in for the office/den so I’ll be hanging them. The mini makeovers for the bathrooms start this week! Ya!!! Finally!!!
I’m working on a few projects to share next week with you and some savings as well!
Well I’m off to show home’s today, wish me luck!
Have a great rest of the weekend!!!
Thank you so much for stopping back by The Saturday Scoop!!!
Many of the items shown on this page are in my shop my home page at the top of the blog or at this link https://houseofmar.com/shop-my-house/
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I can’t go with out speaking about Ukraine, I’m sure many are feeling the same way I ‘m feeling about the devastation that’s going on in Ukraine. I’ve been watching and feeling sick to see what I’m seeing. I’m Praying for peace! There are ways we can help, prayers, and donations will help those in Ukraine. I’m sharing a few links for places to donate safely. https://www.forbes.com/advisor/personal-finance/donate-relief-to-ukraine/ This link is how to donate to the refugee’s
The Today’s show shared a page of 15 verified charities working to help Ukrainians amid the invasion here’s the link https://www.today.com/news/news/5-verified-charities-working-help-ukrainians-invasion-rcna17590
Any amount you give will help the Ukrainians and their family’s!