Did you have a lucky and lively St. Patty’s Day yesterday? Perhaps you plucked a four-leaf clover, or found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow (as if, right?!). Maybe you just had a jolly celebration with family and friends, and wore a touch of green to avoid an unlucky pinch. As for me, I always find that St. P’s is a great excuse for an Irish supper. In the US, a “traditional” St. Patrick’s Day meal is corned beef and cabbage, but like turkey on Thanksgiving, it gets old for me and I like to try new things.

Yesterday, I made a fantastic pork roast with apples and cabbage. I haven’t had a chance to scrap my recipe yet, but as always, I’ve got a kit in mind. New from Snickerdoodle Designs, a whimsical Irish-themed set of minis, Laddie Brian and Lassie Brianna (sold individually and as a collection).

While I love sharing my own stories here on theStudio blog, this time, I couldn’t beat Karen’s fairy bush tale – it’s the perfect accompaniment to this delightful collection. You can read about the fairy bush (and inspiration for Laddie and Lassie) on Karen’s blog here. And for my post, I’ll share my recipe instead.

1. Season 2.5lb roast with salt and pepper
2. Wrap roast in uncooked bacon until covered over
3. Place roast into a square glass baking dish and pour apple juice into the dish (about 1/2 in deep) over the roast
4. Bake at 350F until a meat thermometer reads 140F
5. Peel and chop 1 green apple
6. Slice 1/2 head small cabbage
7. Chop 1/2 yellow onion
8. In a saucepan, heat 1T butter and saute apple with onion until medium soft
9. Add cabbage and 1/2C chicken broth; season with salt and pepper
10. Pour juice from roast pan (about 1/2 to 3/4C) into saucepan and add 3T whisky
11. Heat over medium high heat, covered, until liquid is reduced and cabbage is soft
12. Add 1/3 cup heavy cream, stir and heat until warm
13. Slice roast and serve with apple-cabbage gravy and a glass of chardonnay (that’s what I did anyway!)
When I get a chance, I’ll scrap a page for my recipe and share it in theStudio’s gallery, but in the meantime, here are some other lovely layouts using Laddie Brian and Lassie Brianna (psst: check out the matching solids too):
Laddie Brian and Lassie Brianna, plus the matching solids are each 20% off now, or you can grab the whole collection for 33% off.
As always, I’ve got a freebie for you to download, a cluster frame I made using Laddie and Lassie. Enjoy!
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