Being Brickner : St. Patrick's Day & Lucky Link-Up

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day & Lucky Link-Up

Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends!  This holiday is definitely a good one, no pressure to go over the top yet still a good excuse to celebrate while dressing in theme.  We will totally take it & did all weekend long, with Waverly Maye shaking her shamrocks all over the place.

 
I'm definitely bitter that this is one of those holidays not recognized by the school system as a day off (we should really work on that for next year), yet I can't complain too much since we got some beautiful weather this weekend to celebrate early.  Just like always, we spent as much time as possible outside & loved every second.  This weather seriously makes us all so very happy, Waverly cannot get enough & would without a doubt live outside if we let her.  She has been in rare form lately, happy as a leprechaun even after no nap all weekend long.  I obviously tried, she had other plans & I couldn't say no to that happy face.
 
 
 And of course, we have to share the results of our lucky link-up!!  Just my luck, after sharing my lack of cooking skills & taking the easy (yet delicious) route of my lucky charm rice krispy treats, I was randomly paired with the Leprechaun Green Enchiladas.  I'm not going to lie, the recipe was totally intimidating for me.  Mexican is definitely a favorite at our house, but usually the only enchiladas we see are at the restaurant up the street with margaritas in our hand.  Yet I'm always open to new meal ideas & appreciated the chance for a date night in with my husband, we decided to make the recipe together after Waverly went to bed because obviously, something like that needed our full attention.
 
I do want to point out that Waverly did take part in the grocery store portion of this activity.  Lately, my sweet yet energetic little lady is a bit of a challenge to take to the grocery shopping.  Like the minute I sit her down in the cart she says "all done" & wants to run rampant through the aisles pulling down everything in sight kind of challenge.  So I've tried to really simplify our grocery runs, pretty much buying the same things each time, memorizing where everything is & basically all but running through the aisles to make it in & out as fast as possible.  I think I break a sweat each time, the plus is that I actually get a workout in during the whole process.
So this trip with my toddler (with many new ingredients to find), was actually entertaining it was such a disaster.  I'll spare you the details, I actually brought my mom as extra assistance & even two grown adults couldn't handle my one-year old on this one. ;)
 
Yet all in all, by the end of the evening, we had some really delicious enchiladas that were well-worth it!  The recipe really was a good one, so much so that my husband & I both agreed we would make them again. I am so thankful to the girls at All in Good Twine & that I was paired up with them!
 
 
We also made the guacamole that they recommended, for some reason guacamole has always scared me off before but this was actually really good & the perfect addition to the enchiladas.
As was the Corona, obviously ... especially after that trip to the store. :)
 
 
Thanks again to all of the lovely bloggers for hosting this fun link-up & to the ladies of All in Good Twine for the recipe.  We wish everyone the BEST St. Patrick's Day, hope you had a fun-filled weekend!!
XOXO


26 comments:

  1. Love that pink romper! Your enchiladas look delish! I have never made or even had guacamole before. I'd like to try that recipe!

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  2. Happy St Patty's Day! Today is the first day of our "spring" break, so we do get today off...however I hate having spring break when it's cold and still little signs of spring lol

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  3. Happy St. Party's day! That food looks so yummy. I love enchiladas at home, but Chris makes them, not me. Lol. I make the yogurt dip that we eat along with them. Lol. And a corona just makes me think of warm days out at the lake... I CAN NOT WAIT for warm weather!!!

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  4. Per usual waverly Mae is the hands down cutest!! And those enchiladas look amazing... And easy you say? Maybe I need to add them to my must make list!

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  5. Those enchiladas look yummy -- but, yet again, that little cutie pie wins the post for my favorite pictures :)

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  6. I am all about green guac for St. Patrick's Day! The best kind of green if you ask me. Thanks so much for participating!! :)

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  7. Happy St Patrick's Day! I'm lame and didn't do much this year, but I can totally relate to your grocery shopping trip. :)

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  8. Looks yummy Ashley! May need to whip this up for the hubs one weekend :)
    Linh
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  9. Happy St. Pat's! I love the recipe you got! Your daughter is always just the cutest, I love the green bandana in your hair, too!

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  10. Yum! Love that picture of the two of you! Great recipe. I loooooove enchiladas! Happy St. Pat's!

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  11. Oh my gosh, this looks so yummy!!! And Waverly is the cutest little girl EVER!

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  12. yum! those enchiladas look delicious! I love making enchiladas so I think this needs to go on the list!

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  13. Looks so yummy!! We are super fans of Mexican in our house too! My daughter has been a monster at the grocery store lately too! Thankfully, handing her the items and letting her place them in the bags (if produce), and into the cart (if staples) has helped keep her entertained a bit better. Hope it gets better soon! -Xo

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  14. That does look amazing! Your little girl is so precious. I can imagine though what your shopping trip was like :)

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  15. Man if I could have sip of alcohol!! mmmmmm!! haha! ;) Enchiladas are my husbands specialty! He has a family recipe that has been passed down about 3 generations I believe, and we make them for a lot of big get togethers and they are ALWAYS asked about when we throw a party! haha! So glad you made them and that they turned out great! Happy St Patricks Day!

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  16. Those look yummy and I don't even like mexican food! That out fit with the gold pants is so cute -- that's just the right shade of green for her!

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  17. Ashley! Thanks so much for making our recipe! Glad you liked it! I can totally relate with the grocery shopping! In fact, I had that experience this morning with my one and half year old! Oh my! We got through it though! Have a great day!

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  18. Those enchiladas look amazing! Happy St. Patty's Day! Xx.

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  19. Your pictures are making me so hungry! I LOVE enchiladas so may have to try out this recipe. Seems like a few mamas around here have 1 year olds- myself included. They're so rambunctious, but so fun too!

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  20. She is so cute! As are you. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  21. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    We don't have any fun 'green' foods lined up, but I might have to bust out some guacamole. YUM!
    As for the grocery store trip -- yours sound SO MUCH like ours! And, like you I go each time with the same list because I know exactly where to find everything. Throw in a new or unusual item to the list and we enter a dangerous zone. :)

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  22. Happy St. Patty's Day! Love all of Miss Waverly's festive looks! The recipes look so yummy!

    xx Viv

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  23. Good for you trying an intimidating recipe! I'm glad they ended up being delish. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  24. I fear going to the grocery store. The grocery cart is Evan's worst enemy. Those Enchiladas look yummy and so does that corona! Xoxo

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  25. Delicious and easy?! Might have to add that to my menu for next week! Yum!

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