17 Mar 2011

Muppets, SNL and the Original Shamrock Shake

It's St. Patrick's Day and in honour of that, I'm already wasted I've pulled up this clip of the Swedish Chef, Animal and Beaker singing "Danny Boy". It's from a July 1980 episode of The Muppet Show.

You know how they say that all modern rock "borrows" from the Beatles? I feel that way about Jim Henson and comedy. You can't tell me this December 1988 SNL sketch doesn't remind you at all of anything:

Just sayin'.

In case you came here for the 50s Housewife stuff, I also dug something up for you - a St. Patrick's Day dinner plan from the Searchlight Homemaking Guide. So, what's on the menu?

Carbs! Lots and lots of carbs!:

The only thing that is truly foreign to me on that list is Mint Ice. I looked it up, and it's basically a precursor to the Shamrock Shake, minus whatever drug McDonald's puts in its food to form happy childhood memories in your brain. Here's the recipe (sorry for the blur - the binding is tight - but you should still be able to figure it out):

Sort of a frozen, minty meringue with green dye - surely direct from the ancient family recipes of the Flanagans, O'Briens and Gradys of the world.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Katharine 5:32 pm, March 17, 2011  

I am having a hard time envisioning the Mint Ice ... which means I'm just going to have to make it myself! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Would love it if you did more 50s stuff (don't get me wrong, I like your "everyday" blog stuff too!) - it's so neat!

Anonymous,  3:11 pm, March 18, 2011  

I miss the Muppets, man. :(

Jen 1:12 pm, March 21, 2011  

Katharine: Good luck with the recipe! Let me know how it turns out!

Anon: Yep. But! If you go on YouTube, there is a Muppet channel that posts new content. Check it out!

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