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March 10th today, which means that one week from now will be March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day.  Always a perfect night to enjoy a cup of Scalteen.  Ah…I can hear you asking “Scalteen…what is Scalteen?”

Well, let me tell you, and show you.

It all begins with some Irish Whiskey…

IMG_0001_5Well, actually it starts with milk, but the key ingredient is the whiskey.


In a sauce pan, heat  a cup of milk over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until bubbles start to form around the edge of the pan.

Stir in a teaspoon or so of honey and a little dab of butter until the butter melts. Remove from the heat and add 2 tablespoons or so of Irish Whiskey.

Sprinkle with fresh ground nutmeg.


I was going to add a picture of the full mug looking so creamy and delicious…but I started to drink it and forgot all about the picture.  So here is a picture of all the ingredients together instead.

IMG_0001_8Then  I got thinking…I could make another one and take a picture of that.  Good sense prevailed and I limited myself to one…after all tonight is just the dress rehearsal for St. Patrick’s Day.

There you have it…the perfect Irish nightcap!  Scalteen.

This is what the dogs got up to today…squirrel hunting in the rafters of the pole shed.

IMG_0001Silly critters…as if the squirrel is going to come back with them up there.

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