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.