This week my boys and I went to the Trader Joe's market to buy milk and bananas. As we headed to the back of the store, we ran into the sample station. They were cooking Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes traditional Irish Dinner. The boys were excited to try something new and it allowed me to talk to them about St. Patrick's Day and luck of the Irish. The food tasting went very well. The boys loved the meal and asked if we could have it for dinner. (The Corned Beef comes pre-packaged and pre-seasoned. All the items were cooked in a slow cooker.) I explained to them that it might be an idea, but we needed to check with their dad, since it is his birthday weekend.
They happily took another sample from the table and accepted my answer. We had fun eating and talking to the store clerk who was cooking the Irish meal. She made it fun, because she explained the easy process of cooking the food in a slow cooker and continued to feed us. Yum. We left with our bellies full and headed to the check-out stand. As we stood in the check-out line the clerk handed my kids Shamrock stickers and wished them a happy St. Patrick's Day. Trader Joe's is a very child friendly store. The whole shopping for groceries was very fun and informative . I think I will have to go back again. I can't wait to see what they do for Easter. Wow!!
I am not Irish. I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great weekend. Remember to have fun while you learn. You are never too young or too old to learn something new.
Happy Field Tripping. Alma