St. Patricks Day and the next day (today 3/18/2013).
So I am sharing my recipe and meal for March 17th 2013 which was/is St. Patrick’s Day. It also is my sister Norma aka Lola and my Mother-in Law (who crossed over) Ms. Wendora Darnes’ Birthday. So it is sentimental and noted for more than one reason.
We had our “C” meal which consisted of Corn Beef, Cabbage, Corn and Cornbread. We always have cornbread with greens or cabbage. In lieu of the seasoning packet that comes with the beef, I put Girard’s Champagne Dressing, Apple Juice, Old Bay Seasoning, a Beef Bouillon and 4 Bay Leafs in the crock pot with the Corn Beef Brisket. It cooked from 5 PM 3/16 until we ate on the 17th. SOOOO Tender and Tasty. I also remembered to cut the meat across the grain (proper way), however, we kinda like it in “strings” (wrong way). The cabbage was sliced and cut and cooked in chicken broth with Old Bay and a jar of 9 oz jar of Boar’s Head “Sweet Vidalia Onions”. I can make it from scratch, but why, I use Jiffy Mix Corn Bread mix and add a half cube of butter and 3 T of Sugar. My secret is safe with you I’m sure. “;-) And we love white corn as opposed to yellow because it’s sweeter naturally and I soak it in water before steaming. Always always use lots of butter, but remember we usually eat healthy so butter makes it better IF it is not used without other healthy choices and EXERCISE.
It is important (to me , cause I like to do my research) why we celebrate certain days. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated widely and prominently in America, and not just by the Irish descendants. I found this information at: http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day
I trust the source as it is the HISTORY CHANNEL and well we should always use common sense with public knowledge.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast–on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.
There is much more info regarding the history of St. Patrick’s Day here at:http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day-facts
Was he Irish? http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/was-st-patrick-irish?cmpid=INT_Outbrain_HITH_HIS&obref=obnetwork
Corn Beef in Rye w/Swiss, Grey Poupon and.Miracle Whip
Cabbage w/ Vidalia onions in the side
Leftovers from yesterday