It's spelled Samhain... ( Pronounced " sew-in " or " sow-en )...
We make COLCANNON ( origin---Ancient Celtic Lands ) :Take a head of cabbage, quarter it. Take lots of peeled potatoes cut in quarters. Boil them together in a big pot of water. Drain when they're cooked thoroughly. Mash them together. Add lots of butter, garlic salt, and onion salt & black pepper. Slice cheddar cheese into the hot potatoes and cabbage mixture...
Now for the FUN part that my grandkids really love ! ( And, this is up to you whether you add it, Ladies, because some people are aghast at it and say--- " Oh, My God,---they'll ( the kids ) will choke to death !!! )... I get 1 inch by 1 inch ziplock bags at a craft store. Into the bags go plastic charms on ribbons that are knotted to make them into necklaces.
I fold these little charm containing bags into the Colcannon. if you get a spoonful of Colcannon with a charm in it it's lucky !!!..
at 8:41 PM on Oct. 24, 2010