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Laddie Brian, Lassie Brianna, and a freebie!

by Studio Team on 18 March 2013
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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!
***Download No Longer Available***


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carol 19 March 2013 at 6:00 am

This cluster frame is so cute. I tried several times to download but was unable to. Each time I received the following message:
“Not Found
The requested URL /shop/download/FREEBIES/StudioBlogGifts/ was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.”


2 Terry 19 March 2013 at 10:09 am

I also got the message “Not Found”. This really is an adorable cluster frame. I’ll check back later to see if the link has been fixed.


3 Jenn 19 March 2013 at 5:13 pm

Thanks for the note ladies. The FTP is currently down hence the message, but it should be back up shortly and the link will work. Sorry for the delay!


4 Betty 19 March 2013 at 6:00 pm

Now I get the message that the bandwidth is exceeded.
The cluster is fabulous – would love to have it to go with the kits.


5 Betty 19 March 2013 at 6:02 pm

I just tried the download again and it worked!!
Thanks so much.


6 Jenn 19 March 2013 at 6:09 pm

Great! Looks like it’s working now. If anyone has further trouble, PM me at sailwemust in theStudio forum.


7 Marla JH 19 March 2013 at 10:40 pm

So very cute. Thanks.


8 Carol 20 March 2013 at 5:17 am

Thanks so very much. This is great. Love it.


9 Nessie 21 March 2013 at 2:51 pm

This is so cute. My kids do Leprechaun traps every year and this will be a very cute cluster frame to scrap with. Thanks


10 Pssequimages 22 March 2013 at 2:44 am

Thank you! These are the CUTEST little Laddies and Lassies, and what GREAT embellies and papers for year-round GREEN!


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