Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Luck of the Irish!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I made the "traditional" Irish meal: corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes and carrots, Irish soda bread, and shamrock shortbread cookies for dessert. The meal turned out great, but I remember my mom's corned beef tasting better. She cooks it in the pressure cooker, and I just simmered mine in the crock pot. Maybe that had something to do with it....In any case, we ate our meal in remembrance of the day, though we
can't tell you the reason why we celebrate the day or eat the "traditional" meal. We aren't Irish, but it is still fun to try new cuisine and learn something about other cultures.


Maressa Vincent said...

I made the corned beef and cabbage also, for the first time. I thought it was just edible. I wouldn't want to make it any other time in the year! But for St. Patricks day it was fun.

Maren said...

Ditto. Your display looks lovely though.

Cookie Dough said...

I completely agree with the just edible thing. Somehow I remember it so much tastier growing up, but then maybe the once-a-year thing helped us to anticipate it.