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Rainbow Dinner- A Fun St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

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All the leprechauns in your house will love this rainbow dinner for St. Patrick’s day! 

St Patricks Day Tradition Idea- Rainbow Dinner

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Tradition

One of our favorite ways to celebrate smaller holidays like St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo is by having a festive dinner. We’ve all got eat dinner, so why not make it a celebration?

For years my husband and I have made green chicken tacos for St. Patrick’s Day. But last year, we tried something new: a rainbow dinner!

I whipped up a batch of our favorite homemade Hawaiian Haystack sauce , set out an assortment of rainbow-colored toppings and colored some rice green and we had quite the festive meal! By tweaking it just a bit, it was an easy, but festive dinner for St. Patrick’s Day. And we’re all about simple.

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Everyone at our house loves this meal because they can add whatever toppings they like. And having everyone love a meal is just about as good as finding gold at the end of the rainbow.

Rainbow Dinner toppings:

  • red tomatoes
  • orange peppers
  • orange mandarin oranges
  • yellow pineapple
  • blue coconut (a stretch, but fun!)
  • black olives
  • green rice
  • other toppings: green peppers, green onions, chow mein noodles, cheddar cheese

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Having a festive St. Patrick’s Day dinner doesn’t have to be stressful. Here’s a meal plan and recipes to make it simple for you!

Rainbow Dinner Meal Plan + Recipes

  • Hawaiian Haystack Sauce + shredded chicken
  • Green (brown) rice – I just throw 2 cups of brown rice with 5 cups of water into my rice cooker. Super simple!
  • Shamrock jello- use a heart cookie cutter and place hearts together to form a clover or Rainbow Jello 
  • Pot of Gold- Rolo candy
  • Green Mean Machines 

Tips

  • The sauce freezes pretty well. Make a big batch and then thaw and warm on St. Patrick’s day.
  • Cook and shred the chicken in advance to add to the sauce.
  • You can pre-cut the veggies and put the toppings in bowls to make for a quick dinner if you’re in a hurry.

Tag your fun St. Patrick’s Day meals on Instagram with #sofestivestpatricksday. I’d love to see them!

 

Mel

Melissa loves simply celebrating life through holidays, travel, photography, and the simple moments at home. Her best friend Brandon and her are raising their 4 adorable little ones just north of Salt Lake City, UT. Sunshine, gelato, a good run, planning a trip, and an organized house make her really happy. She loves sharing simple ideas to inspire everyone to celebrate life. Simply.

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