Crazy Little Leprechauns

by jerseygirl on March 17, 2009 · 30 comments

Happy St Patty’s Day! I had planned on posting an Irish Soda Bread recipe today but I had a little mishap and the bread is in the garbage. I am not sure what happened or if it was those mischievous little leprechauns. Our family woke up this morning to a big mess in the living room. Our couch was moved and my cooking magazines were all over the place. Darn little leprechauns! My kids had set up traps in their rooms to catch these wee little people but they skipped the bedrooms and went straight for the living room. The traps involved gold, money, nets and yo yos. Take a look at these in case you need to catch a leprechaun.

Luckily they were in a rush so they left behind their necklaces and some boxes of candy nerds. But just look at the mess they left…..

After thinking about my recipe, I realized it might not have been the leprechauns after all. The texture of my bread may have been strange due to the fact that I added baking powder instead of baking soda. I guess you add baking soda to Irish soda bread for a reason. I might try again later but for now I am getting my vegetables ready for my corned beef and cabbage dinner. If you are craving Irish soda bread go to Stacey Snacks. She has a great looking loaf on her blog today. And don’t let those crazy little leprechauns ruin your day!

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Maria March 17, 2009 at 11:27 am

Sorry the bread didn’t work out! And darn those leprechauns for making such a mess:) Happy St. Patty’s Day to you!


Pam March 17, 2009 at 11:34 am

Those little leprechauns…mine didn’t leave a mess but did leave chocolate gold and silver coins for the kids.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Patsyk March 17, 2009 at 12:39 pm

So cute! My kids tried to catch the little leprechauns at school, too… maybe they had more luck there!


Paula March 17, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Oh, those pesky little leprechauns! Sounds like St. Patty’s Day has arrived at your house! Fun stuff! 🙂


Dawn March 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm

LOL! you are funny.
sorry about the bread


Stacey Snacks March 17, 2009 at 1:19 pm

You can’t mess up soda bread!
I saw another blogger’s version, and she doesn’t even measure her ingredients!

You will love this one, and it’s foolproof. So simple, and not dry or bland. Better toasted tomorrow!


Allie March 17, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Holy cow how dare they touch the cooking magazines!! Sorry to hear about the bread. Happy St. Patty’s Day!


Donna-FFW March 17, 2009 at 1:44 pm

How cute is that!! I’ll have to remember those tricks for next year!! What I really want to do is go through your cooking magazines:)


melissa March 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Sorry about those darn leprechauns. 🙂


Katherine Aucoin March 17, 2009 at 1:58 pm

So sorry you had a bread mishap, maybe the lerechauns wanted you to slow down and relax today! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Debbie March 17, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I love the cooking magazines…at least they didn’t take them away with them. Have a great St. Patrick’s Day!!!


Leslie March 17, 2009 at 2:39 pm

How funny!!!
Too Bad about the Bread though!
I guess it was just not meant to be! haha


EAT! March 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I am ok with the mess the leprechauns made in your house except for the magazines. don’t touch the cooking magazines!!


Barbara Bakes March 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Sounds like a fun morning for you!


Mary March 17, 2009 at 4:55 pm

I’ll bet the kids had a blast. Sorry about the bread. It happens to everyone believe me. I could write a book about mine. Happy St. Pat’s Day.


Aggie March 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Aww, that sounds like a mistake I would have made! I always get the soda and the powder confused.

But it’s so much better to blame it on the leprechaun right? Happy St Patty’s day!


Bunny March 17, 2009 at 8:04 pm

That’s adorable the kids tried to catch leprechauns!


Annie March 17, 2009 at 9:45 pm

How cute!!!! I never tried to catch leprechauns, but it sounds like fun!

About the bread, I still can’t figure out when to use soda vs. powder. Something about the acid in the rest of the ingredients… If you figure it out, let me know! 🙂


Katrina March 17, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Sorry about your bread. I hate it when that happens.
Meant to tell you, I made the Mama’s Sunday Pork Gravy a few weeks ago and it was GOOD! We enjoyed it for a couple days.
Been out of town and have had a hard time stopping by all my favorite blogs (such as yours), but all your food looks so yummy, as usual!


Sara March 18, 2009 at 12:45 am

I’ve never made soda bread before, sorry yours didn’t work out. Hope the corned beef was delicious!


ChefDruck March 18, 2009 at 12:52 am

Happy St Paddy’s Day! Those Leprechauns will get into everything…


Lucy March 18, 2009 at 10:45 am

Those mischievous characters always messing things up! 😉


Heather March 18, 2009 at 9:41 pm

hahaha. i adore the leprechaun catching kit. i’ll have to make one next year 🙂


ConversationsWithACupcake March 18, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I love the traps! My kindergartners most determinedly set them around our house, too. They are always SO.BAFFLED when the leprechauns come and sprinkle golden candy coins and other shiny things all over the floor the night before St. Paddy’s…and never get caught. How DOES that happen?!


Jan March 19, 2009 at 12:07 am

Sorry about the soda bread, those pesky leprechauns.

Thanks for the words of encouragement with the no smoking, it’s an uphill struggle but I’m getting there.


Sharon March 19, 2009 at 12:34 am

I wonder how many of those magazines I have too… 🙂

I totally forgot about setting traps for leprechauns! Your kids are adorable.


Foodie with Little Thyme! March 19, 2009 at 2:57 pm

How funny… the little buggers were here too. They made the milk green and the water in all the toliets green. Let us know if you find a good trap!


The Blonde Duck March 19, 2009 at 5:23 pm

I’ve always had problems with lint gremlins, myself. 🙂


Clumbsy Cookie March 20, 2009 at 8:21 am

Ahahaha so funny Lisa!


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