I’m not a great cook. In fact, I pretend that I can’t cook. My husband is a fabulous cook. He puts me to shame. He usually makes dinner in our household.

But yesterday it was chilly and fall-like and on the way home I got the idea in my head to make potato and corn chowder. And then I got the idea to make these scones that I’d seen the other day on Eat Live Run. Because I love scones.

They were the perfect pairing. Pre-heat the oven. Chop the onions and potatoes. Cook the onions while mixing the dough for the scones. Add the stock and potatoes. Pat the dough into a circle and cut into eighths and pop in the oven while the potatoes are cooking. The soup and the scones will finish at about the same time.

I am absurdly pleased with myself over my scones. I made a few substitutions (used the same regular sharp shredded cheddar I used for the soup, used skim milk instead of cream, etc) but they came out so delicious. Scones have always seemed very fancy to me and beyond the realm of home cookery, and I was surprised to find out that they are really very easy to make.

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