Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day ~ or, Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig if we want to truly be in the spirit today...
I'm not going to give you a whole spiel about today's recipe for corned beef & cabbage ~
Just know... it came from my future father-in-law, and it is an Irish culinary masterpiece that you too may enjoy on this day  ~ So clank your beer mugs together at the dinner table tonight and say "Thank you Ed!"  :)

Ingredients needed: for about 5 people
3 lbs of corned beef brisket
8-10 small potatoes
5 carrots peeled & cut into 3 inch pieces-or- approx 2 cups of baby carrots
1 large head of cabbage-cut into wedges
1/4 piece of turnip
2 tablespoon of pickling spice (or bag of spice if it comes with corned beef)
Approx. 1.5 qts of water and Secret ingredient

Place water, secret ingredient, corned beef, 2 tablespoons of pickling spice and 1/4 turnip slice in large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Add potatoes and carrots then simmer for 30 minutes more. Add cabbage and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.

{ Secret Ingredient = 2 bottles of Guinness Stout }

Enjoy ~ CHEERS!


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  2. Happy St. Patty's Day! Hope you have a great one and get to enjoy a green beer or two!
    xoxo Lauren

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  6. That looks great!

    I just found your blog through one of the Friday blog hops! Have a great weekend!

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