I am totally over this day light savings BS – It is no longer needed in the world today. Sorry that is a little insensitive for what the world is going through today and I am fairly certain that daylight savings is probably not on anyone’s agenda at the moment and I get it. I am very grateful that I am able to sit at my kitchen island across from my husband this morning with a cup of tea, some soft music on and write my blog. My heart goes out to Ukraine and all of their citizens. I wish we could all just get along.
Ok back to my happy place; well one of my happy places. I love eating food and I love writing about food. Today I will be picking up a couple of corned beefs, along with some potatoes, carrots and turnip oh and don’t forget the cabbage. I am not sure if I am more excited to make New England boiled dinner or for the hash I will be making for breakfast. Both make me very happy!
Curious how many of you will be making corned beef at some point this week? How do you make yours? I have always boiled mine, a friend of mine told me she bakes hers with mustard on it. Some day I should venture out on how I make corned beef. Maybe next time. What do you do with your leftovers? Do you have any leftovers? I always make as much as my stock pot can handle just so I have leftovers. Honestly I do that with most everything I cook. Luckily the family all love leftovers.
New England Boiled Dinner
- 1 corned beef
- 5-6 potatoes peeled and chunked
- 1 pound carrots peeled and chunked
- 1 large turnip peeled and diced
- 1 head cabbage stem remove and quartered
- 1 large onion peeled and diced or leave whole
- 2 bay leaf's
- 1 tablespoon pepper corns
- In large stock pot place the corned beef in and cover it with water. Add the onion, bay leaf, peppercorns. bring to a boil then lower the heat to a lower boil, partially cover the pot and let it boil for a minimum of 3 hours - I generally leave it going for 5 hours.
- you an leave the beef in the pot or remove it to a bowl and set aside. Add all the veggies, minus the cabbage to the pot and boil for about an hour. If you removed the beef add it back in and then add the cabbage and boil for another 15-20 minutes. I boil it just until the cabbage is tender but still has some life to it.
- Slice the beef and add the veggies to a platter or large bowl and top with the sliced beef. Serve with some of your favorite mustard.