We continued on to this pretty scene in Somesville. While it's still a lovely spot in the winter, I missed the cheerful sight of flower boxes filled with cascading blooms and I imagined how nice it would be to just head over to Jordan Pond House for maybe a popover or perhaps a scone or two.
I asked Henri if he was hungry for a scone. He was. So we stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few items that I could use to whip up some goodies for us to eat at our own little diner booth back at home.
First up, was a simple recipe for coffeehouse scones that I found here.
And they were melt in your mouth good covered in some store-bought lemon curd.
Then yesterday with St. Patrick's Day looming, I decided to try my hand at some Irish Soda Bread. Here's the ultra easy recipe I used. Except I added 1/2 cup of currants, 2 teaspoons of sugar and baked it for about 15 minutes longer.
And finally, today I made up my own little super easy recipe for a quick tuna au gratin that I baked up in some scallop shells. Just flake up 2 small cans of tuna with some mayo, 1/2 stalk of minced celery, some minced red bell pepper, and a little lemon juice. Add mixture to shell and sprinkle with some crushed Ritz crackers, paprika and some shredded Cabot's Seriously Sharp white cheddar cheese.
Bake for 25 min. at 350 degrees and serve with some jumbo shrimp. And to make it easy on yourself, serve them with a side of store-bought shrimp cocktail sauce.
You don't even have to do the dishes, although you might want to so you can make this again sometime.
The leftover stalk of celery goes to the green bird inside.
And good heavens, don't forget to fill the feeders for all the outside feathered friends too!