My grandfather’s parents were born in Ireland. My Great Grandfather came from Armagh, and my Great Grandmother from Donegal. I remember having St. Patrick’s dinner with my grandparents every year, sitting around the dining room table and always finishing off with a nice cake with green icing. My grandfather would try out his Irish accent again and we’d celebrate our ancestors. I remember Grandpa and his brothers enjoying each others company. They were a loud, noisy boisterous bunch and love to celebrate with whiskey or beer (sometimes both). They were also hardworking, very loving and very family oriented.
I make corned beef & cabbage for dinner every year, and though I can make it other times, I like to have it around St. Paddy’s and remind my kids where they come from.
I used Buff’s recipe (actually, it’s the same as I had been using – before he posted it).
However, I make a few changes.
I reduce the number of potatoes by about 3, and halve the number of carrots.
I add parsnips, turnips and celeriac(celery root).
I love the flavor the extra root vegetables add, it brings it up a notch.
Here are some other Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinners.
Glazed Corned Beef and Cabbage Three Ways – A little bit of an Asian flare to this one.
Corned Beef on the Smoker – The accidental hedonist puts it on a grill.
Corned Beef & Cabbage cupcakes – I don’t know if this is something I would try, but cupcake project goes for it.
Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage – One of my sister’s plans on doing it this way on Tuesday.