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Grandkids and Cooking are a natural go together.

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.
 
Comments
Mar. 18, 2012 4:59 pm
Sounds like it was a fun celebration with friends and family dispite the shortage and you adjusted well! Love Ruebens!! Nice job!
 
ibbz 
Mar. 18, 2012 5:12 pm
Oh, the sandwiches with the leftover cabbage and carrots and potatoes is soooo gooood!
 
Mar. 18, 2012 5:45 pm
that's what I should have had, but my wife is dealing with Gerd (I do also) and she is just eating fish for now, But I am craving Corned Beef.
 
Mar. 18, 2012 6:45 pm
Thank you for reporting on the food and that is very important, but I always love hearing about your Gramma adventures. Your great meal could have been baloney sandwiches, but "old fashioned" popcorn and a movie with Gramma will be remembered.
 
ibbz 
Mar. 18, 2012 7:55 pm
Son, one of the adults called today to ask how I cooked the corned beef, he had one but decided not to cook it until he tasted mine today. He called an I gave him specific instructions. He is such a sweety. Wanted to make it for his fiance, they were here yesterday and wanted to take leftovers but, alas, there were none, so he didn't work and wanted to make some for her. How sweet! The carrots were gone so fast, on my. Made the meat and more potatoes for today and tomorrow. Now hubby has told me that I better have something to take to work tomorrow for work. Just barely hubby! Brother from yesterday stopped by today for a sandwich, also brother in law stopped by for more,,,geeesh,,,, I only have so much! Thank goodness I made another today! I think is is fun because all the women of these men don't seem to be able to cook for these guys the food I do. They end up at y house for food and fun, but when I tell them what I do, they don['t do it. Oh well, more is the fun at my house! My bad I guess but I consider it a family gathering!
 
ibbz 
Mar. 18, 2012 8:07 pm
Oh, King, hope you can find something to satisfy that taste. Love the beef!
 
Mar. 19, 2012 10:39 am
Yum, old fashioned popcorn. And a movie what could be more fun?
 
Mar. 19, 2012 12:08 pm
Your grand daughters are lucky, you are a great Grandma! And you are licky they are close by, mine are clear across the country on the west coast.=(
 
ibbz 
Mar. 19, 2012 1:48 pm
I am lucky they are so close. I hated it when the one girl went to Texas but they were back within the year.
 
Mar. 19, 2012 3:25 pm
We went to our cousin's house for their annual St. Patrick's Day party. They are Irish, and I have a little bit in me too. She cooked over 65 lbs. of corned beef! Also had cabbage, reubens, potatoes all ways, carrots, colcannon, Irish soda bread, and even an "Irish Lasagna" for their Italian friends - who arrived wearing shirts that said "St. Patrick was Italian!" Your evening with your girls sounds great.
 
 
 
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About Me
My name is Deborah, please call me Debbie. I've been married for over 36 years to the same man. We have 2 children (girl and boy) and 2 grand daughters, one from each child. At the moment we have a gecko and a cat as housemates.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking fried chicken in my cast iron pans. Any type of pasta dish is always a happy cooking time. I enjoy cooking fish and shrimp whenever possible. My family also enjoys my cornbread, biscuits, beans and greens, they eat almost every bite, so I know they like them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family insists that I make my "famous" potato salad for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, actually any time is good for them.
My cooking triumphs
A castle cake w/moat for my grand daughter's 7th birthday made of Rice Krispies, frosting and a ton of toppings. It stood over a foot tall with the towers on top. She loved it, that is what matters to me.
My cooking tragedies
I tried making "meat muffins" and the fat from the ground pork overflowed the muffin tin, dripped on stove and caught fire, which in turn caught the meat on fire, which in turn caught the towel that I was holding while trying to get the pan out of the oven on fire, which in turn caught my pants on fire when I dropped it, which in turn burned my hand and arm when I tried to retrieve it, then I had to pay the landlord extra for the burned spot on the tile in the kitchen. I don't make meat muffins any more.
 
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