I enjoy celebrating my heritage so as usual I made many St. Patrick Day lunches. This year I have 6 different meals to share including rice, pizza, sandwich, quesadilla, and Quinoa.
I made this fun lunch for myself but my Mom prepared the mashed rutabaga for me. I love mashed rutabaga with a little bit of butter, salt, and pepper. This lunch is made to heat in the microwave so I put the fruit in a silicone cup for easy removal before heating. If you use cute food picks you should also remove them before heating the meal.
Left Side: Shamrock onigiri (pack cooked Nishiki or sticky rice into a shamrock cookie cutter – press down with plastic wrap then carefully remove from cookie cutter), use the same cookie cutter to cut a fresh spinach leaf and orange Cheddar cheese to form the Irish flag on the rice, cooked broccoli
Top Right: Mashed rutabaga
Bottom Right: Green grapes
This simple but satisfying meal was made with a shamrock cookie cutter, eye picks, and a food coloring marker.
Container: LunchBots Trio
Top Left: Peanut butter sandwich on wheat bread, eye picks, food coloring marker, pistachios
Top Right: Cherry tomatoes, cucumber shamrocks (cookie cutter)
Bottom: Green grapes
I had some green tortillas in the house that were perfect to make shamrock quesadillas.
Container: LunchBots Trio
Top Left: Shamrock quesadillas made with Cheddar cheese, green tortillas, and cookie cutter, green grass baran
Top Right: Irish Flag – green grapes, white Cheddar, clementines
I made this awhile ago when I was still limited from shoulder surgery so my Dad helped me make this meal. He made the pizza dough, cut the Kiwi, and made the leprechaun hat using this as inspiration.
Left Side: Shamrock pizza (cookie cutter) with mozzarella cheese and lightly sauteed spinach in the shape of a shamrock, spinach leaves
Top Right: Kiwi (cookie cutter)
Bottom Right: Cucumber leprechaun hat – my Dad used this as a guide but he used white and orange cheddar for the details.
I found a beautiful Celtic cross cookie cutter and thought it would be perfect to make a cheese onigiri. This was a very easy meal to make.
Left Side: Cross onigiri (pack cooked Nishiki or sticky rice into a shamrock cookie cutter – press down with plastic wrap then carefully remove from cookie cutter), place shredded orange Cheddar cheese on top of shaped rice and broil until melted. cooked broccoli
Top Right: Kiwi
Bottom Right: Pistachios
Since I like sheep/lambs of course I needed to make a sheep themed meal as part of my St. Patrick’s Day collection.
Container: Book Bento Box
Contents: Sheep – cream cheese, black olives, Near East Zesty Lemon Quinoa blend with brown rice, clementines, asparagus
I hope that this gave you some ideas for your own celebration. For more ideas, see my St. Patrick’s Day meals from previous years.