HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!!!! weekend that is!

Which means…..

For Saint Patricks day every year I cook up some corned beef and cabbage in my crock pot, and enjoy it with a side of Irish soda bread and some Guinness!! This tradition is actually an Irish American tradition, but since I am in fact an Irish American, this works just fine for me! 🙂
Here is the recipe I use. It is super easy, and always comes out tasty.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
Recipe courtesy Suki Hertz

Prep Time:15 minInactive Prep Time: — Cook Time:9 hr 0 min
4 servings

Corned beef shrinks by about 50%, so for generous servings (and leftovers if you’re lucky), buy about one pound of meat per person. If I’m serving it early in the day, I like to set this up before bed and let it cook while I sleep. In the morning, I remove the meat and vegetables from the pot and reheat about 1/2 hour before I want to serve it.

2 stalks celery, halved
4 carrots
1 medium onion, cut in 4 wedges
4 to 6 red potatoes, quartered
1 4-pound corned beef brisket
12-ounce bottle stout or dark ale
1 tablespoon corned beef spices or pickling spices (or spices that come with the brisket)
1 medium head cabbage, cut into 6 wedges
For serving: grainy mustard and horseradish sauce, recipe below

Place celery, carrots, onion and potatoes in the bottom of a large slow-cooker or crock pot. Rinse the corned beef brisket and place over vegetables. Add the bottle of stout, spices and enough water to just cover the meat. Cover and cook on LOW for eight to nine hours.

Remove the meat and vegetables from the pot and cover with foil to keep warm. Increase heat to high and cook cabbage until softened but still crispy, 20 to 30 minutes.

Slice brisket across the grain, serve with vegetables, mustard and horseradish sauce. Pass extra cooking liquid at the table.

Creamy Horseradish Sauce:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup drained prepared horseradish
dash hot sauce
salt and pepper to tast
Whip cream to soft peaks and then fold in sour cream and horseradish, to taste. Season with salt, pepper and a dash of hot sauce.

This recipe is super easy to put together, and leaves you plenty of time for some “Irish Yoga”

LOL! My hubby and I have shirts like this!

Sunday is actually Saint Patrick’s day, but many people will be celebrating it all weekend long. There are all kinds of events being advertised on the radio here and in restaurant windows etc. I am not sure what we are doing this weekend yet, but I am sure a bike ride will be happening at some point.

I have class work to finish and turn in, and will be posting pictures of my completed classic shirt project sometime in the next couple of days.

I will leave you with a little Irish Blessing…

Have a wonderful weekend!
Until next post,

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *