Hope you had a fun weekend and had some time to get into the Green spirit! Bill & I marked the weekend with Pittsburgh’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.
It ranged from all kinds of Irish step dancers (a lifetime goal of mine) to bag pipers and politicians, and even some really bizarre things like groundhogs and Han Solo. Here are the highlights of the parade (Click on an image to flip through the gallery):
These guys had green beards.
Of course there were plenty of bag piper bands, but after an hour of them this high school marching band was an exciting break – especially when they stopped and started legit dancing through their song! It was awesome!
Suddenly, a wild ABE LINCOLN APPEARS. …didn’t know he was Irish!
This parade had at least 6 different groups of specific breeds of dogs marching in the parade including of course Irish Setters and Sheepdogs. But this green pooch was my favorite.
For those of you who are either not Americans or too young to know, this guy is best known as Mr McFeely from Mr Roger’s Neighborhood. The beloved children’s show was filmed right here in Pittsburgh until Roger’s death. McFeely (David Newell) still travels around to schools to promote education and other good causes.
The biggest celebrity to ever come out of Pennsylvania, THE GROUNDHOG of the calendar holiday. Yes, he was a star in the parade.
IT’S A ‘Lil Sebastian look-a-like! Ok, not really, but we’re calling him that. #parksandrecrocks
YES THIS HAPPENED. The Ghost Busters were there! I’m thinking someone called them on account of all the green about – that Slimer was messy.
Yes. Those are people dressed as characters from Star Wars. Han McSolo was his original name.
Of course, part of the fun of St Paddy’s is the food! (Ok ok, and the drinking. But we try to keep it clean here. And well, we’re lame twenty-somethings okay?)
For those of you who actually know me, you know what’s coming. IRISH. POTATOES.
I shared a quick instagram of them late Friday after I made them and immediately had to pass around the recipe. (For the record, I used this one from All Recipes.)
For those of you who’ve never had one, they’re basically all the best parts of a cinna-bon, without the actual ‘bon’ part.
They’re made of cream cheese, a little bit of butter, a tsp of vanilla, TONS of confectioner’s sugar, and rolled into cinnamon to bitter them down a bit. D-LISH.
Just because the holiday is over, doesn’t mean you can’t make them anyway! 😉
Hope you enjoyed your St Paddy’s!