We celebrated St. Patty's yesterday with some corned beef and cabbage and a green frosted chocolate cake! Derek was convinced that the corned beef wasn't cooked all the way even though I told him that it was supposed be pink, and then after two bites he decided he didn't like it... even though we had the same thing last year and he ate it all. I swear he's just yanking my chain lately for what it's going to be like when Jay is 5, because he has been the worlds pickiest eater lately! Bless his poor mothers heart, he must have been terrible when he was 5. Or maybe I just need to secretly kidnap my mother-in-law from Idaho and not let her go until she has given me every single last recipe she's ever made so Derek will actually eat dinner. Sounds like a good plan.
Anyways, dinner was really easy to prepare and the corned beef was so tender when it was done cooking in the crock pot that it literally just fell apart with a fork, and I THOUGHT it was delicious! So did Jay! Because when Derek said he didn't like it I gave Jay a piece and he ate it up with a smile. So if corned beef is good enough for a 7 month old, it's good enough right?
Sometimes we let Jay wear his Valentines Day shirt on St, Patty's no big deal...
Nope, this wasn't a bundt cake... that's just how we decided to eat it, sometimes were slobs... we're not the only ones to ever eat a cake like this though right? It was yummy if that makes this anymore acceptable.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe from BHG
3-4 pound corned beef brisket
2 potatoes diced
4 large carrots chopped into 2 inch pieces
1 small onion quartered
1 small cabbage cut into small wedges
1 cup water
Place corned beef on the bottom of the crock pot and then arrange the rest of the food wherever you can fit it and then pour the cup of water on top. Cover with the lid and cook on low for 10-12 hours and then enjoy your Irish dinner!