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And so is Spring!

Spring foods I love:  asparagus, local strawberries, lamb.

Of course, the weather’s improving, sun is out most of the time, wind’s are increasing-thank goodness for my pixie cut!

Food wise-for St. Pat’s day, we‘re not Irish, but my husband loves corned beef.  As I’ve said before-even though the markets are rife with cheap packages, pay the extra and go for the better cuts!

They‘re leaner, less stringy and taste better.  Try cooking this hardy traditional boiled dinner in a different way.

Instead of watching the water line for hours-put your root veggies into the crockpot with the meat, use a bottle of beer in lieu of the water and let it go all day.  You’ll be glad you did.

If you love the boiled cabbage-add it (sliced in quarters) during the last 30-45 minutes of cooking.  Otherwise-try serving the cabbage as a slaw.  A little crunch added to this meal is a nice touch.

Serve with either toasted Irish Soda bread or bakery rye and the meal’s complete.

Next week, let’s talk about how to roast the lamb with some different herbs and spices!

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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 11, 2012
    • MMmmm.  I’m not irish, but I do love corned beef and cabbage.  I always make it in a roaster in the oven, start with the meat, then add the potatoes later, and then the cabbage.  I’ll miss making that at work.  frown

      Last year Gracie and I were prom shopping on St. Pat’s day and I got to have corned beef and cabbage at my favorite brew pub with big glasses of dark beer.  oh my....



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      Carine Nadel wrote Mar 11, 2012
    • shopping sounds interesting-I hate it myself, unless it’s in a produce market.

      at least when you go out, there’s no clean up!

      when you get a chance, buy a corned beef anyway and use the dark beer and roast as usual.  I like the in the oven or the crockpot versions myself!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 12, 2012
    • You just reminded me to look at the calendar and plan my St. Pat’s dinner. We‘re not Irish either but I make it for Joe every year. He loves it. Love the idea of the beer!



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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 12, 2012
    • LOL!  Carine, I’m not a great shopper either, but it was a fun day out with my daughter.  Now trying to find a size 26 prom dress and size 11 shoes was NOT fun.

      Drinking beer with my daughter....priceless!!!

      And I love the idea of the beer ON the corned beer.  It would also help with the tenderizing process a bit.   I used to cure my own beef brisket for corned beef and putting some beer in the brine would have been sooooo good.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Mar 12, 2012
    • hear you, had the same thing.



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      Marya1961 wrote Mar 13, 2012
    • That sounds delish...just wish hub would eat it..might make it for son and me.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Mar 13, 2012
    • opposite for us.  dh asked for it.  i can take or leave red meat-mostly leave it.  our ds/dil no longer live w/ us, but dil is like me.  ds loves his red meat, but hates corned beef.  our dd/sil-they‘re meat eaters as well.  although my “counterpart” in mil-land, asked me how I turned her son into a veggie eater! this was when dd/sil lived w/ us.  I looked at her very seriously and said, “well, in my house if you don’t eat veggies at some point you will starve.”

      she wasn’t sure how serious I actually was!  LOL.estatic



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