Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Irish Skillet and Leprechaun Cookies

It's been way too long since my last post, I know! It's not that I haven't been trying new recipes, I have. It's not that I haven't liked any of the, I have. It's mostly because by the time I sit down to eat, I am starving and don't even think about taking a pic, I'm too focused on putting the yummy food in my mouth!! Well, yesterday was St Patrick's Day so I decided to make an Irish Skillet for dinner along with some Leprechaun cookies for dessert! Both were delish, and this time there was enough left in the dish to snap a quick pic so that I could share these recipes with you here.

Irish Skillet

1lb ground beef
1 onion, diced
Hash Potatoes
1c beef broth
1/4c apple juice
2tblsp yellow mustard
2tblsp vinegar
1tblsp Worcestershire
1 head of cabbage, chopped
4 slices of bacon, cut up (or more! I used about 8 slices)

To Make: 

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, season beef with salt and pepper and brown beef with onions. Add potatoes to skillet, cooking for about 10 minutes until potatoes are brown, stirring often. Mix in the remaining ingredients and cook for an additional 10 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed. 

Leprechaun Cookies 

What you'll need: 

1 box of cake mix  (I used French Vanilla)
2 eggs
6tblsp melted butter
green food coloring
powdered sugar, about 1 cup

To Make: 

Preheat oven to 350. Mix green food coloring in with melted butter. Mix all ingredients together until well blended, will be sticky. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of dough mixture into bowl of powdered sugar and roll. Place rolled dough on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. 

PS- You can make these cookies with any flavor of cake mix and in any color! We made these exact cookies at Christmas and called them Grinch cookies. 

No matter what you are doing, it's always nice to have a helper!! 

Whether it's cooking dinner - 

Or working - 

Caleb loves to help me with dinner, and I have found that he is more agreeable to trying new foods if he helps in preparing them. 
Ethan enjoys working with me, and by working I mean coloring, because that's what he thinks I do all day!

Maybe I have a future chef and artist on my hands!