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Monday, March 17, 2014

EVERYBODY'S IRISH TODAY

Dinner at my house yesterday (one day early).


Corned beef


Cabbage


Irish Stout


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

12 comments:

  1. My town is the scene of excess on this day, my youngest describes it as "Low-rent Mardi Gras, with likely snow falling." And with my last name, I don't need to wear no stinkin' green, either.
    However, I do have a weakness for corned beef. For years I did the standard simmer on stovetop for hours, then I tried a slow-baking in a plastic bag. The flavor is more intense, and after 5 hours in a 250 degree over, it almost falls apart.
    The oldest daughter, a repressed serial killer, cooks hers in Guiness, it's pretty good too.

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    1. Ours came in a shrink sealed bag, already cooked. Only had to heat it up. But then I don't think either one of us is Irish.

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  2. I guess I wouldn't make a good Irishman because I can't stand beer and drink very little. Do you know the old Irish saying: "God invented beer so the Irish wouldn't rule the world."

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    1. I don't think I had heard that. I generally don't like American beer except for some of the craft ales and porters.

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  3. I'm not big on cornred beef and cabbage, but the Germans make some good beer and I like a Guiness now and again. I visited fheir brewery in Dublin some years back.

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    1. Mexico has a number of very good beers. I learned while living there that the industry was started by German immigrants. I can drink a Guiness if there's nothing else but it's generally a little too dark for me.

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  4. This is a day to remember the red haired girls from the Catholic school and a day to forget that most of their fathers were cops.

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    1. Begosh 'n' begorrah, Phil, that's a good one!

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  5. And the best of the day to you and your lady.

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  6. "Conned" beef has been in the slow cooker since 8 this morning. Potatoes are boiled, the cabbage is limp. The whisky is inside me and my Scotch-Irish blood coursing through my veins as I listen to Van Morrison and the Chieftains. My wife is English, so what can you what you will say of the mixing. We do miss Boston on this day...

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  7. Oh, yum.

    For the first time in years, I did NOT have a traditional dinner for St. Paddy's Day. And now I regret that decision.

    Maybe there'll be a discount on all the unsold corned beef and I can have it this weekend. :-)

    Pearl

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