Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Every year it is tradition to make Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick's Day.  This year we had the meal early because of the family's busy schedules.  Instead of the 17th of March, we had it today March 9th.  I had never had it or made it until I married someone with a very Irish name.  Now 45 years later, I'm still making Corned Beef.

I made three corned beefs, plus the usual carrots, red potatoes, rutabaga, onions and cabbage.  If you like corned beef, buy the flat cut and put it in the slow cooker.  It turns out great every time.

 Corned Beef cooked and ready to be sliced.

The grandkids aren't a big fan of corned beef so I also made three racks of ribs with mashed potatoes and cauliflower.  We had green jello, coleslaw,  rolls and a bowl of strawberries.  We had a lot of food.  Plus we had several deserts. 

I cut the ribs in smaller sections for easier eating.

We even had an uninvited guest come to the door.

What takes a couple days to prepare can be eaten in short order.  All that's left are dirty dishes.  There were some leftovers but not as much as you might think. Growing kids have big appetites.   Each family took home a doggy bag, and we will have one meal leftover for tomorrow.

Lots of dirty dishes but it was worth it.

After dinner was time for a little relaxation.  Every one was tired because the clocks got pushed ahead last night for daylight saving time.

A little nap.

Three generations of Steffen boys watching Batman.

The party's over, but this guy doesn't know it.  

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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