Colcannon is one of my favorite Irish recipes made of potatoes, and cabbage. I make mine with let overs. It is associated with Saint Patrick's Day, but the truth is colcannon is actually traditionally served on  Halloween nights. The cook sometimes hides little trinkets  or talismans in the mash, each representing fortune, poverty, or perhaps the chance of a future marriage.

Colcannon Recipe

• 1 lb potatoes
• 1 lb kale or cabbage
• Onion or leek
• 1/4 cup milk
• Butter, salt and pepper

First peel and boil the potatoes. Then chop the kale or cabbage up small. Steam cabbage until tender, about 8 minutes. Then saute the onion until golden. Mash the potatoes well, and mix with the cabbage and onion. Add a wee bit of milk and butter to get that creamy consistency. Then salt and pepper to taste. Bake in a medium oven for about 15 minutes.