Sunday, March 18, 2012

Irish eyes were smiling

Hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day weekend! I know I did. We participated in what has become an Atlanta tradition - going to our friends' house for brunch and mimosas than wandering over to the parade downtown and finally finishing up the afternoon with drinks at a local Irish watering hole. Good times! Because we were so busy yesterday, I didn't get a chance to enjoy another annual tradition - making my own lower-calorie version of Mickey D's delicious Shamrock Shake and watching Darby O'Gill and the Little People. What? Don't judge me! I love the silly little Disney movie. After all, it does feature a very young - and verrrry handsome - Sean Connery.
Fortunately, I was able to find some time this afternoon to whip up the frosty treat. Why bother making my own, you might ask? Because the fast food version clocks anywhere from 420 to 1,110 calories and 10 to 26g fat, depending on the size. EEK! So a big thanks to Hungry Girl for this low-fat version.

HG's Shamrock n Roll Shake

And if you've never seen Darby O' Gill, here's a taste - enjoy this clip of the original James Bond singing. Be still my heart! 

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