Monday, March 16, 2009

Are You Ready...

for St. Patrick's Day?
Me and Hubby are half Irish so we use any excuse to eat a good Corned beef meal--
And I love to use my crock pot. This way I can enjoy the savory smells all day long throughout our house.

Try it this way for the juiciest results:

Corned Beef and Cabbage:
Mini carrots (as many as your family will enjoy)
4 lb Corned beef brisket
2 medium onions, quartered
4 medium potatoes (only if you want)
1 cup of water (give or take, remember it's the juices)
half a small head of cabbage, cut into wedges (purple cabbage is fun sometimes for color)
Layer all of it except cabbage in cooker.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high 5-6 hours.
Add cabbage wedges to liquid, pushing it in the liquid to moisten.
Turn on high and cook an additional 2 hours.

Don't forget your green pistachio cake:
A family favorite and a family tradition.
Pistachio Pudding Cake
1 pkg. White Cake mix
1 pkg. Pistachio pudding

1 cup Soda Water

1/2 cup oil

4 eggs

Bake as directed on box


2 cups Whipping Cream
1 pkg. Pistachio Pudding

whip until thick

We love it here and hope you do too...
When I make the cake, I always use my bundt pan.
Please try it-- I know you'll absolutely love it!

And remember your Irish soda bread.
I usually buy a couple loaves at Von's and get an extra one to freeze.
It's so yummy warmed up with butter.

I can't wait!


Raggedy Girl said...

Going today to buy a few corned beef packages while on sale. Thanks for the recipe. We will cook on Wednesday since tomorrow is a Birthday Party for us.

Happy Monday ❤❤❤
from Roberta Anne

Ronda said...

Hi sweetie,
How have you been doing? Well I hope and pray.
Your corned beef idea is just fabulous. I have honestly never made one before, yet hubby and I do so love it.
Thanks for the great idea.
Love & Prayers,

BECKY said...

Oh My!! When is dinner served? I haven't had corned beef in so long and hubby doesn't really care for it so count me in!! ;o)

I'd even skip the cake so I could have more corned beef!!

Hope all is well with you, friend!!
Have a joyful week and fun celebrating!!

Marilyn said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Sound wonderful!! What a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!!
Take Care!

Alice said...

these recipes all sound so good! i may have to get out to the market today and see if i can find any corned beef!

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Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Oh, I just love corned beef and cabbage, I even love a corned beef sandwich!. O.k. you have made me very hungry.

Have a wonderful day with the cupcakes,


GapGirl said...

oohhh can't wait to try!!!

Joy said...

Looks good to me! Especially the cake.

Cottage Rose said...

I love corn beef and cabbage, mmmm so yummy.. But I did not buy any to make this year,,,, I know shame on me.. But I just might have to to and buy it tomorrow morning, I still have time right???? lol your recipe sounds good...


The Rose Room said...

Gorgeous! Happy St Paddy's day. We had morning tea at my work this morning, all green coloured, green curried eggs, sausage rolls, green cakes, green candy, green cupcakes, so much fun! Rachaelxo

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I am coming over for dinner..LOL
Cute lil chick~a~dees.

As always...your blog makes me smile :)