Carbs & Rec: Jailbird Scones

September 2nd, 2014 12:30 pm by Kelly Garbato

Let’s take a moment to celebrate one of the most epic friendships in sitcom history: Ann Perkins and Leslie Knope.

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The poetic, noble land-mermaid and the overly enthusiastic Deputy Director of the Parks Department. The beautiful, naive, sophisticated, newborn baby and the disgraced City Councilwoman. The devious bastard and the future head of the Parks Service. Awesome ladies. Best friends. Tragically heterosexual.

And jailbirds! Well, Leslie is at least. After Leslie’s scuffle with Lindsay Carlisle Shay, her arch nemesis in the Eagleton Parks Department, the rule-breaking moth otherwise known as Ann Perkins showed up just long enough to share a breakfast pastry with Leslie and bail her out of the Eagleton jail (3×12, “Eagleton“).

“Don’t you dare feed that waffle to that dog to get it to poop.”
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With its soft, cozy throws and complimentary Continental breakfasts, I imagine that the Eagleton jail is much like what conservatives picture when they complain about cushy US prisons (“three square meals a day and cable teevee!”). To top it all off, they have scones! SCONES! Fancy that.

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In honor of Leslie’s garbage fight and subsequent incarceration, I decided to do something I’ve never done before: whip up a batch of scones. For some reason I thought scones were super-fancy and correspondingly hard to make; turns out, they’re really quite simple! Scones are kind of like a cross between cookies and muffins; less fussy than the former, and way more delicious than the latter. (Not that I have anything against muffins! Don’t worry Chris, your bran muffins will get their day!)

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I went with the scone recipe in Vegan Brunch (which, let’s face is, is practically a sub-theme for me this month!), using the berry variation (2 cups of frozen blueberries) and added dried French lavender to make Blueberry Lavender Scones. Perfect for eating your feelings, AND they match the Eagleton decor!

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I had no idea how much lavender to use, so I started with a tablespoon and then slowly worked my way up to a tablespoon + two teaspoons. I think two tablespoons even would be perfect, but I guess it depends how strong you like your lavender. (I kind of love it, so.)

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I hid a nail file and a copy of Bitch magazine in the bottom of the basket…not that the Eagleton jail sees that many escape attempts, what with the exemplary customer service. So it’s an either/or situation: file your way out, or if you choose to stay, at least you have some kickass reading material.

And now: a montage.

“It all goes back to when I first met my best friend…”
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  2. Kate Says:

    Omg, what a fantastic theme for VeganMofo! I’ve been stuck in the house lately, and have been tearing through my to-watch-tv-list, and Parks and Rec is literally next on my list!

    I’ve been toying with a few lavender recipe ideas, because I went a bit crazy and bought a bunch of lavender bushes a while back, and feel guilty for not using them for anything aside from eye-candy in my fairly-bare garden. I’ll definitely be giving this a go!

    And i’ve just gotta say, your furkids are so adorable! We just added two little rescue kittens to our family a few weeks ago :)

  3. Kelly Garbato Says:

    Thanks! I hope you enjoy the show as much as I do!

    fwiw, the best lavender recipe I ever tried was the Lavender Pancakes from Alicia Simpson’s Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food. So good!

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