We had colcannon last night for dinner, for Samhain. I just kept it simple and made it like this:
7 large potatoes, peeled, boiled, mashed, and seasoned with butter, milk, and salt
1 large onion, diced
1/2 head cabbage, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute the onion and cabbage in some butter (at least 2 tablespoons) till just starting to brown, then season with salt and pepper. Combine with the mashed potatoes and heat if it needs to be. Check the seasoning again before serving.
I also made an apple cake and soda bread. I'll make my Welsh cakes tonight as soul cakes. Nice to have Halloween, Samhain, All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day, Día de los Muertos, and whatever else all together here so we can spread things out.