Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, so I have a traditional dinner planned.
Corned Beef
Green Salad
Irish Soda Bread
Green Jello
When I say tradition, I mean our families tradition. Looking up St Patrick's menus, I read Corn Beef and cabbage is not as popular to the Irish on this day as we think...LOL


(Photo and Recipe courtesy of the Foodnetwork.comm)

3 pounds potatoes, scrubbed
2 sticks butter
1 1/4 cups hot milk
Freshly ground black pepper
1 head cabbage, cored and finely shredded
1 (1-pound) piece ham or bacon, cooked the day before
4 scallions, finely chopped
Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish
Steam the potatoes in their skins for 30 minutes. Peel them using a knife and fork. Chop with a knife before mashing. Mash thoroughly to remove all the lumps. Add 1 stick of butter in pieces. Gradually add hot milk, stirring all the time. Season with a few grinds of black pepper.
Boil the cabbage in unsalted water until it turns a darker color. Add 2 tablespoons butter to tenderize it. Cover with lid for 2 minutes. Drain thoroughly before returning it to the pan. Chop into small pieces.
Put the ham in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 45 minutes until tender. Drain. Remove any fat and chop into small pieces.
Add cabbage, scallions, and ham to mashed potatoes, stirring them in gently.
Serve in individual soup plates. Make an indentation on the top by swirling a wooden spoon. Put 1 tablespoon of butter into each indentation. Sprinkle with parsley

As far as this being Tuesday, which is normally my shopping day, I really did not need anything...LOL. THAT, rarely happens in this household. The weather here is HOT!!!!!!!!! I mean air conditioning HOT, it is in the 80's!

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