Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ireland 2011
We shall ne'er forget thee
Thy beautiful people
breathtaking scenery!
Tis' the day to celebrate 
St. Patrick's Day
that we shall!

The beef brisket and cabbage
have been purchased
and will be made tomorrow
in memory of our
special trip and your special day!
My only wish is that 
Our Sweet Becky and her Handsome Patrick
were here to celebrate with us!

Happy St. Patty's Day everyone!

The recipe for "Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage":
4 1/2 lbs. corned beef brisket
2 medium onions - quartered
1 head cabbage - cut into small wedges
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 Tbsp. vinegar (I used Cider Vinegar)
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 Cups water
Combine ingredients in crock pot with cabbage wedges on top (I also put in large chunks of carrot and added them with the cabbage wedges after 4 1/2 hours of cooking on high).
Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours (or on high for 6-7 hours)
Serve with boiled or mashed potatoes.

I shall rise early, load the crock pot, invite some friends to dinner, clean the house, make some dessert (yet to be decided), go for a walk, bake a fresh loaf of Irish Brown Soda Bread, whip up some garlic mashed potatoes and enjoy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!  I know I'm not Irish but this will be fun indeed!

Till next time ............... Shamrock Kisses to all!


  1. I'll be making the same thing tomorrow. We hope to make it to Ireland in 2013...God willing.
    Happy St. Patrick's day to you and yours!

    1. Let me know if you need any recommendations on B & B's - we had some wonderful ones that I'd be happy to share with you!

  2. Beautiful photos...I loved our short time in Ireland! And I wish my hubby liked corned beef! I may just have to buy one to make for myself...your recipe would be perfect :)

  3. how lucky you are to travel the places you have been to,seen the sights you have seen.makes the rest of jealous.right now we are just enjoying a beautiful sunday morning breakfast outside on our patio.absolutely beautiful day.hope you are enjoying it also!!!!!

  4. What beautiful photos! I'm sure that was an amazing trip!
    Your corned beef and cabbage sounds wonderful.


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