This year I decided to go with a tried and true favorite when celebrating "green" holidays, pistachio
I used this recipe here for the pudding and it is so yummy. The smell, the color and the taste bring back so many childhood memories of big bowls of this dish at potlucks and family celebrations.
Of course because I'm a visual person, I had to up the cute factor and serve them in these little mason jars.
I used the small 8 oz. jars because they are the perfect serving size for half pint sized people. For the toppers I used cupcake liners tucked under the canning ring. To keep it simple I put white plastic utensils in a green mason jar nearby.
And since I can never resist paper straws, I decided a mason jar filled with green and white assorted ones would be the perfect way to drink lime flavored kool-aid. Because you're only a kid once and why not make life fun, right?
What simpler way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a quick and easy dessert. And having it stacked this way makes a cute display through dinner and gives the grand kids something to look forward to after our meal.
This is such a good reminder that you don't have to make elaborate food to make a holiday fun. All it takes is a childhood recipe and a little imagination to make the occasion special. Do you have anything fun planned for St. Paddy's Day at your house, perhaps some yummy corned beef and cabbage? Or will you keep it simple, too?
If you're looking for another mason jar dessert idea have a look at this post here where I shared a recipe for banana cupcakes in a nest.