March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

and since I have no Irish tee's laying around, I will share some totally awesome greenness that I spied around Etsy today!
cute shamrock card from ddots
awesome deconstructed tee from halfration  (hot model too)
adorable necklace from SpoonerZ
and, what would St. Paddy's day be without some food??? Here's a recipe for ya that I'mma try one day cause I think it looks yummy like Paula Dean butter laden comfort food...I personally will be eating meatloaf with scalloped potatoes (I'm doing my part for the beef & potatoes) and biscuits (and maybe a pint of some ale) for dinner...

COLCANNON (courtesy of Martha Stewart Living)

Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 pound(s) russet potatoes
  • 1  savoy cabbage, trimmed, pale-green leaves finely shredded (4 cups)
  • 1  leek, pale-green and white parts only, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 4 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly grated nutmeg
  • Coarse salt

Directions
  1. Preheat broiler. Peel and quarter potatoes, and place in a medium saucepan; add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to saucepan. Mash with a potato masher or pass through a ricer; cover pan to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, combine cabbage, leek, milk, 2 tablespoons butter, and nutmeg; season with salt. Cover, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until cabbage and leek is soft but not browned, about 15 minutes. Stir into potatoes.
  3. Spread mixture in an 8-inch square baking dish. Make a small well in the center, and place under the broiler until lightly browned on top, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from broiler. Place remaining 2 tablespoons butter in well. Serve immediately, spooning melted butter from well onto each serving, if desired.   Serves 4.

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