St. Patty's Day was coming up and I had just been given shamrock cookie cutters as a present. It was Sunday and we were going to some gathering later that evening and I thought it would be nice to make some shamrock sugar cookies with my new cookie cutters. So I made the cookies and looked up how to make homemade icing. Easy enough.
But then I realized we had no food coloring and it seemed weird to just leave the icing white. It needed to be green, of course. And since it was Sunday, we couldn't just go to the store and get some green dye. I googled how to make homemade green food coloring. Because everyone knows that google has the answers to everything. More than one result to my search told me to do the same thing: If anyone was ever wondering, all you have to do is boil some spinach leaves in water which turns the water green and then you add as much of the green spinach water as you want to your icing. Soooo easy. And we even had spinach leaves in our fridge!
Except, it didn't work. Spinach leaves don't exactly turn the water "Crayola" green when you boil it, if you know what I mean. It's more of a puke green than anything. But I did what I had to do and used it anyway and took shamrock cookies with spinach-flavored icing to the little gathering where they were happily eaten. Not by me or Steve though. We didn't touch them. There's something weird about eating a cookie you know has been flavored with spinach. Honestly, I can't believe we let other people eat them. But what you don't know can't hurt you, right?!
And sorry to disappoint, but no, there is no picture of these puke green shamrocks.
I guess I was kind of embarrassed about it at the time and wasn't all about telling the whole world about it like I am now, so I didn't take a picture. Darn it.
I don't know if this was that same night but if it wasn't, it's close to it.
I feel like my face is saying "Don't ask me if I put spinach water on those cookies."
Because that's probably what I was thinking!
Happy St. Patrick's Day. Now go do something special!