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    Default Got St. Patrick's Day ideas for:March 17th?

    I love using my imagination and thinking of fun stuff to do. Anyone else got some ideas they would like to share?

    One year I cooked only green foods for St. Patty's Day:
    It was fun and my then 6 yr. old loved it.

    Here's a small list of green foods:
    Avacado's
    Guacamole
    Green Corn Chips
    Green Beans
    Green Hot Sauce
    Limeade
    Green Lima Beans
    Green Pasta
    Bell Peppers
    Zuccini
    Jalapeno & Pablano peppers
    Spinach
    Cabbage
    Green Grapes
    Kiwi slices
    Honey Dew melon
    Granny Smith Apples
    Key Lime Pie
    Mint Chocolate Chip & Pistachio Ice Cream
    Lime Sherbert

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    Well, I have to go grocery shopping today and I am going to pick up some brisket and try to "corn" it myself. I have a recipe that I am dying to try. Takes 16 days, so I have to get started tonight. It will be my test batch. I know, I know, corned beef and cabbage is not a traditional meal. But most of the traditional meals from Ireland are rather dull on the taste buds if you ask me, or they involve potatoes. Potatoes are nice and all, but at the St. Pattys day party I throw, it lasts for about 12 hours, and most of your potato dishes don't hold up that well to waiting around.

    I braise my corned beef slowly in whiskey and beer. I usually make about 5-6 briskets. Here is the recipe:

    Jeffs Recipes Beer & Irish Whiskey Braised Corned Beef

    I am also making this Irish Baileys cheesecake:

    Jeffs Recipes Irish Baileys Cheesecake With Strawberry Swirls

    I usually try to make up some sort of Irish stew with lamb and a couple loaves of soda bread.

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    Can you let us know how your "corning" of that brisket does? And if you think it is worth the effort?
    Thanks, Cathy

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    Actually we ate it Friday, it was DELICIOUS! I will go find the recipe in the magazine I saw it in an post it here in a few..

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    Terrific!
    Thanks for the info.

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    Brine:
    • 6 cups water
    • 2 cups lager beer
    • 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
    • 1 cup golden brown sugar (packed)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Insta Cure No. 1 (optional and I did not use it)
    • 1/4 cup pickling spices
    1 6-8 pound flat cut beef brisket.

    Mix all of those brine ingredients well in a deep roasting pan. Pierce the brisket all over with a small sharp knife. Submerge the brisket into the brine and cover with a heavy platter. Cover and refrigerate for 4 days. Remove from brine, stir brine, return to brine and cover with platter. Another 4 days in the fridge like that and it is ready to cook.

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    Thanks for sharing!

    This looks relativley easy and think of the $ saved, the cost of corned beef brisket at the store is ridiculous! Looks like I'm having this for St. Patty's Day!

    CCCathy

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