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An early St. Pat's celebration

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Mar 16, 2015.

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  1. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    We're celebrating St. Pat's tonight since we have a conflict tomorrow. The brisket's been on a 10-day brine, we picked up fresh cabbage, carrots and parsnips at the farmers' market yesterday. Berries on shortcake for dessert. Guinness and Stolpman carbonic sangiovese for the wine drinkers.
     
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    This is the first time we've "corned" our own beef. Mindlessly easy but you do need fridge space to keep it chill and at 7-8 pounds after I trimmed it it ain't small. Shortcakes just came out of the oven and the smell is mingling nicely with the beef simmering away.

    It's a day early but Happy St. Pat's to all ... and it's our 20th (dating) anniversary tomorrow, hence tonight's little soiree.
     
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    Enjoy!!
     
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    funny you mention dating anniversary... i took my future wife to fire works on a july 3rd.

    congrats....
    me? I'm waiting for St Josephs Day ,March 19.
     
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    Sounds like a great meal to me. And, congratulations on the anniversary.

    Bill
     
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    [QUOTEand it's our 20th (dating) anniversary tomorrow, hence tonight's little soiree][/QUOTE]

    My wife and I had our 1st date, a St. Patrick's Day Dance/Party at an Irish Fire Company 24 years ago 3-16-90. To keep it easy to remember and simple, we got married 3-16-01.
    We did a dinner and a trip to Mohegan Pocono/PA. We/she won enough to cover dinner $60 and come home with +$150= +$210. I'm hoping it is a preview of upcoming Vegas trip!! :D
     
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    Sounds like everything and everybody got thoroughly saturated!

    My idea of good Irish food does not extend beyond beer, cheese, steel cut oats, and bread.

    Congrats and many more.
     
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    Congratulations on the anniversary Ken2v!!!

    We took a slightly more "commercial" tact on the festivities and Saturday bought 3 good-sized briskets at Costco and then got a whole bunch of red-potatoes, cabbage, baby carrots, etc at Raley's. My wife cooked everything up later that same day and weight to finish it up by tonight to tomorrow. It's been GREAT!!! I Love good corned-beef and often wonder why we don't do the cabbage more often around here, Now I've gotta go get dressed for the day, with my green tie, so I don't get pinched!!!
     
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    Congrats on the anniversary Ken! :thumbsup:

    We go the commercial route and then my wife desalinates it the day before we slow cook it.

    Cabbage, carrots and potatoes to go with. It's in the slow cooker now and I am getting so hungry just smelling it. We started out doing 8 hours on low, but discovered the brisket turned out much better with just 4 hours on high.
     
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    Thanks folks.

    Winner winner, Dutch boy cooks Irish dinner! The best corned beef ever. Wasn't pink because we didn't use potassium nitrate but no one minded and a few of our guests are really paranoid about such additives, anyway. The brisket started out at 10 lbs., I trimmed I'd guess two pounds of fat and the sucker barely fit in a several gallon brining container. Amazing how it diminished in the hot tub. We'll definitely go this route again some time.

    Enjoy your meals on the "correct" day, ya'll!!!
     
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    Just popped mine into the crockpot. Poured in a bottle of Fat Tire just for the hell of it. 3 pounder was $18.48!!! but got $7 off with store card.
     
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