St. Patricks Day and beyond!
Mar. 18, 2012 4:36 pm
Updated: Mar. 19, 2012 3:25 pm
Our small dinner for 4 adults and 1 child turned out to be a large party for 8 adults and 2 children who eat as much as adults now. Well, I only had 2 corned beefs, each about 3 lbs. I know that you should expect 1 lb. each person, so, I knew that the
meat wasn't going to stretch too far,,but I had a 5 lb. head of cabbage, 5 lbs. of red potatoes, 2 lbs. of carrots, 4 onions, 6 cloves of garlic. I cooked 1 corned beef in the pressure cooker and 1 on top of the stove in my dutch oven. I cooked some veges
with each meat. I also cooked 4 small loaves of Irish Soda Bread from a mix I got from Ireland and topped off the meal with Pistachio pudding dessert and green beer or lime soda. Well, all the meat was gone, a few people asked for more, sadly,,I had to say
sorry. Still had a bowl of cabbage and small amount of potatoes leftover. Only 1 loaf of bread was left. I had anticipated leftovers and like to have Reuben sandwiches day after this, but sadly none. So, I went back to store bought the last 2 pkgs. of corned
beef and yes, we are having sandwiches and leftover cabbage and potatoes for supper. Had to get a wonderful loaf of Rye bread for the sammys. Even the children are excited about dinner again tonight. I think it is a successful few days of cooking, eating and
sharing. I also got to spend the day with the grand daughter shopping today, just her and me, going to park, having a picnic at park. I think I am taking advantage of the fact that I am such a GRAMMA! Last night 2nd grand daughter spent the night after our
big dinner and the girls and I watched "Puss and Boots" and I made popcorn on the stove, the old fashioned way. 1 girl fell asleep on the couch, other stayed awake with me to watch movie. The 3 of us had a nice breakfast before GD had to be picked up by her
mom at 9 am. I ramble, such as I am.