I do love a good meal of Corned Beef and Cabbage. Last year I didn't cook any because I was pregnant and had no energy. This year I was nursing and had no energy...and there was that birthday party for my seven year old to pull off.
But I can't walk away from a good sale. While cabbage was 39 cents a pound this week, I didn't buy any - we had WAY too many greens from the CSA, there simply wasn't room. As it is, I didn't even finish the collards, carrots, beets, or turnips from the week. I did buy a single package of corned beef. I have this GREAT recipe for corned beef from a cooking class that I took. At least, I think I still have it somewhere. It involves boiling the corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions, then tossing the vegetables with a horseradish butter sauce. The beef is then roasted with a mustard brown sugar glaze.
Yeah, I didn't have time for that. But on Tuesday, I put the corned beef in the crockpot with some leftover chopped onion that came with the sandwiches for the birthday party, and a bunch of leftover baby carrots from the veggie tray. I didn't have beer so I used water.
It was pretty tasty. Not awesome, but okay. Didn't make very much though.
As far as the rest of the Irish dinner...I've been hankering for some Irish soda bread. I got home early enough today that I decided to give it a try. It was tough going because I had to bake the bread, make 2 batches of kale chips, then bake the chicken fingers...dinner was a bit late but it made it to the table about 20-30 mins after normal time. So I got my Irish on, but on different days. By the way, my ancestors are mostly German.
Next up: easter. Ham is on sale...probably will buy one this weekend. The rest of the week will be full of greens...collards (2 bunches), kale (2 bunches), lettuce, spinach...leafy leafy!