Monday, March 17, 2008

Saint Patrick's Day and first pics of Bergamasco puppies

An Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Monday: Saint Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage

Saint Patrick’s Day is one of my family’s favorite holidays. Unfortunately, my kids are not big corned beef fans but it is a once a year tradition! This year St. Patrick’s is falling on a Monday so crock pot corned beef seems like a great idea.

Corned Beef in the Crockpot
Red Potatoes and carrots

Corned Beef in the Crockpot

6 medium red potatoes, quartered
4 medium carrots cut into 2 inch chunks on the diagonal
1 medium yellow onion cut into 6 wedges
1 3-4 pound brisket with seasoning packet rinsed
3 cloves
½ teaspoon black peppercorns
2 teaspoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 12 ounce can beer, stron or mild
1 medium size head white ccabbage cut into 8 wedges (can secure with kitchen twine to keep from falling apart….too much trouble for me)
½ cup Dijon mustard for serving

Put the potatoes, carrots and onion in the slow cooker, Lay the corned beef on top of the vegetables and sprinkle with the seasonings from the packet, the cloves, peppercorns and brown sugar. Add the beer and enough water to just cover the brisket. Cover and cook on LOW for 9-11 hours. Take out corned beef and vegetables and place on serving platter, cover with foil to keep warm. Put cabbage into remaining liquid in crock pot and cook on high. Cover and cook until crisp-tender 20-30 minutes. Serve the beef sliced across the grain with the mustard and vegetables.

Bergamasco puppies!!!! The first viewing!

1 comment:

Meaghan said...

Ahhh! The puppies are so cute! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!