Tuesday, February 2, 2016

St Patrick's Day Menu

Irish anyone?

My husband is Scottish/Irish......all the way though.   :)  and his birthday is March 16.    Each year his birthday dinner consists of a typical Irish dinner of Corned Beef and fixins.  It took me a few years to find recipes that I actually liked.  Yes it is some work, but it is SO worth it.

The next few weeks, I will be sharing with you the recipes I use to create our
St. Patrick's Day 
dinner starting with the fixins.

Colcannon - serves 8

2.5 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 slices bacon
1/2 small head of cabbage, chopped
1 large onion
1/2 cup milk - warm
salt and pepper
1/4 cup butter, melted

Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover.  Bring to boil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender.   Drain the cooked potatoes, mash with milk and season with salt and pepper.

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet.   Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.   
Drain, reserving drippings crumble and set aside.   In the reserved drippings, saute the cabbage and onion until soft and translucent.   Putting a lid on the pan helps the vegetables cook faster.

Fold the bacon into the cabbage and onions then add to the potatos.   Melt butter in microwave of small sauce pan.   Transfer the mixture into a large serving bowl, make a well in the center and pour in the melted butter.

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