This is our traditional St. Patrick's day fare, corned beef and cabbage.
It's beyond simple, just boil your corned beef, turn the heat down and simmer for 2 to three hours until it gets soft. Then add the vegetables--carrots, onions, potatoes & cabbage--and simmer until done about 15 more minutes.
Serve it with a little bit of spicy mustard and you've got an 'Irish' meal!
We had it with some bread pudding.
Tear up a stale baguette, or tear up some stale bread, any kind.
Or you can use fresh bread.
King's Hawaiian Bread is good. It's sweet already.
I put some frozen fruit on the top.
A bag of frozen peaches and two cups of mixed berries.
Then, mix together 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar and 1/2 stick of softened butter and put on top of the bread and fruit.
Blend together 6 eggs, 2 cups of milk, 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3 teaspoons vanilla extract and pour over the bread and fruit.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until the custard is set.
Serve warm with ice cream.
My sister-in-law is from Japan, I wrote about Reiko and her husband, Glen, who just celebrated his Kanreki, earlier this week.
She has a friend in Japan who is a graphic artist. Her name is Yuko Nakatani. Reiko wrote me this morning with her friend's efforts to raise money to help Japan.
Yuko has volunteered to draw a portrait for those that donate more than $25 to the Red Cross "Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami" fund.
(Sorry, as of 3/19/2011, the project has ended. Ms. Nakatani reached her maximum workload already.)
Here is a sample of her work:
You can see more of here work here, just click on the links at 'Gallery' for a slideshow.
My sister-in-law blogs in Japanese (but today she wrote in English), her site is DotFamily:
It's for a good cause.
No printable recipe for this one yet.