In sweet form...
And in side dish form:)
I have a touch of green in me:) My great great grandfather was Irish apparently.....along the way..my grandfather married a French canadian girl.. and his son..my dad..also married a French canadian girl..truth be told by that time..they were both perfectly bilingual..my mother mastered both languages so well..
A translator..a whiz in politics..(not me..)..an artist..anyways..you have heard all those wonderful things about my mom..It's the Irish in me I am bringing out today..
First the cupcakes..I actually made them for my daughters' birthday..they are perfect for St Pats..you can find the recipe here...fabulous blog..author..a young beauty..loaded with talent:)
And then..the Colcannon Bundles..
I made some yrs ago.. and lost the recipe.. so this is really by memory because I thought I had found it again last week and can't..
I think it originally came from Gourmet magazine..
I love these..
Bacon..( I used one big slice)
1 finely chopped onion
1/4 slivered cabbage
several outer cabbage leaves ..blanched..
Your delicious mashed potatoes(I used 3potatoes)..well seasoned and creamy:)
You render some bacon..cut up in small pieces..a whole tinely diced onion.. and about 1/4 of a cabbage cut in slivers..then chopped a bit.. Season..Cook to desired taste and tenderness..1 slice of bacon was sufficient.
I first blanched a few outer leaves of the cabbage to make the little bundles..and placed them in a BIG 4 cavity muffin tin over some parchment paper..
To the bacon onion cabbage mixture add your great flavorful beautifully mashed potatoes..(I used 3 )..
Scoop the mixture into the cabbage leaves and bake covered at 350 until warmed through....you can remove the covering (foil in my case) a bit before but not too soon as the blanched cabbage can burn.
I could eat these anytime..
We had them with salmon and asparagus.
It made 4.. so we have 2 leftover..
You don't need St Patricks day to enjoy these:)
Saturday....yesterday.. we Sprang forward.. before Springing forward ..this same Sat..we had temps of 39 F and sunshine.
A walk in the woods.. hit the spot..
even with a bear in our midst~ a ferocious bear and his 2 bigger brothers..
and Lucas..who is NEVER cold..and can be in a tshirt..like his dad..in inclement cold weather..
I guess compared to the minuses:) we live through..the 30's is a heat wave to them:)
The streets are turning puddle-like..the snowbanks slowly diminishing..
I love it to bits...this small town..
Et eux.. encore plus.
PS..not sure if the girl with the original idea for the boot/glove planter will see this..I had posted it shortly after I saw it at my friend Nancy's home..her friend had offered it to her..I was charmed and made a few as gifts..
The original artist is so talented at flower arranging:) I saw a few of her arrangements during the yrs our friend Nancy lived across the street:)
Waving hello Janice if you see:)