Happy St. Patrick's Day!
My hubby and I celebrated a day early, because I'll be working on the real St. Patrick's Day. He/s 31/32 Finnish and I'm half Dane, but I'm a wee bit Irish, thanks to my paternal grandmother Pheba, who inspired my Aunt Pheba's Vintage shop on Etsy.
Hubby is a meat and potatoes kind of guy who hates veggies and tolerates fruit. He loves corned beef and cabbage and Reuben sandwiches (corned beef and sauerkraut).
This year I decided to mix it up a bit. Instead of traditional corned beef and cabbage, I made Atlanta Brisket in the crock pot, using a recipe from Family Circle magazine:
photo by Family Circle
2 sweet onions, sliced
1 beef brisket (about 3 pounds), trimmed
1 packet (1 oz) dry onion soup mix
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1 can of cola (12 oz.)
Coat the bottom of the crock pot with nonstick cooking spray. Place onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. Season the brisket with the dry onion soup mix and place on top of the onions. Combine the ketchup and cola and pour over the brisket.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Remove the brisket to a cutting board and allow to cool 10 minutes. Slice against the grain.
Instead of cooked cabbage, we had coleslaw with mashed potatoes and rye bread on the side.
Hubby gave it 5 stars, and he reminded me that brisket will go on sale after St. Patrick's Day, so perhaps I should buy some for the freezer. I'm not a fan of brisket, but hey-- it only took about 10 minutes to make. And I need to keep the hubby well-fed and happy so he'll keep whittling away at my scrap heap.
He's made incredible progress, cutting a couple of hours every day while I'm at work!
Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?