If you happen to be having, or going to, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Bacon-Cheddar Scones are wonderful. These tasty scones are flavored with cheddar cheese, scallions and bacon. I once brought these to a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day watch party in Manhattan and they were a big hit. Other scone varieties can be found on my recipe page and include mushroom pâté, double chocolate or a giant cinnamon roll scone.
Not into scones, how about shamrock shaped sugar cookies? Deb Perelman, of Smitten Kitchen, recipe is so easy to make. She even has a recipe for icing that you can flavor, if you so desire, and green food coloring to make the cookies more festive. Cookie cutters can be purchased at Shore Cake Supply in Ocean, NJ.
Some people may feel it’s not St. Patrick’s Day unless they’ve had Sheperd’s Pie. I take the easy way out by using Colman’s Recipe Mix for Sheperd’s Pie. I find it in the international aisle at my local Wegmans. For the recipe you’ll need ground meat (I use beef or turkey), a chopped onion, frozen peas and carrots and mashed potatoes that I make fresh. It’s done in a snap and is delicious.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.