Thursday, March 17, 2011

Our first Irish dinner

Even tho this is our 3rd married St. Patrick's Day, it's the first one where I've made a traditional corned beef/cabbage dinner! I was inspired by some friends who cook one every year. I figured it couldn't be too difficult if I used my trusty crock pot!

I searched for some ideas and came across this. I read a lot of the reviews and decided to substitute 2 cups of beer for 2 cups of water (so I only added a cup of water instead of 3 like the recipe calls for) and then threw in another 2 cups of beer for good measure (and yummy flavor!)

I've also been on a roasting kick lately, so instead of letting the cabbage simmer in the slow cooker all day, I roasted it with some olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Came out better than I expected!

Here was the finished product (which earned rave reviews from the hubs!!)

The carrots, onions and potatoes didn't turn out as mushy as I would have liked, but they were still good!

1 comment:

  1. Ah! 'twould warm any Irishman's heart! Nice work! Slainte!