Cabbage and Potatoes

Why do I always think of Cabbage and Potatoes as a winter dish?  Now is the time when the cabbage is fresh in the garden and the new potatoes are just coming out of the ground.

Cabbage and Potatoes
2 servings
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4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (about 1-inch)
3/4 pound green cabbage, sliced thin
1/2 +4 tablespoons water
1/2 cup milk
3 green onions, chopped
3/4 stick unsalted butter, softened

Cook potatoes in salted water; drain and mash and set aside.  Combine cabbage and water in a large skillet.  Cook about 15 minutes or until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.  Combine potatoes and cabbage.  Combine milk, onions, and 3/4 of the softened butter in a medium saucepan and heat to a boil; stir and pour over cabbage and potato mixture.  Stir to combine all ingredients.  Place in a bowl.  Make a well in the center of mixture; melt remaining butter and pour into well.  Serve hot.