Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pantry FAIL is a WIN

Tonight I served Corned Beef & Cabbage, because I don't like to serve it on St. Patrick's Day if I can avoid it. My grandmother always asserted that corned beef is NOT Irish food. But it's cheap this time of year, and I really want to try to make some Corned Beef Hash with the leftovers.

Besides, if I don't serve spaghetti on Thursdays, my children get really bent out of shape.

Anyway, I put the corned beef in the slow cooker this morning and went off to school where I spent the day substitute teaching. It was beautifully done after 9 1/2 hours.

The potatoes were not so beautiful. They were sprouting and kind of soft. So I got rid of the potatoes, but what else do you serve with corned beef and cabbage? Checking the pantry, I found my "emergency" box of instant mashed potatoes. Yukon Gold, even.

I told the kids that the potatoes wouldn't need additional salt. My daughter saw the box and said, "You expect me to eat fake potatoes? I thought I was raised better than that."

None of us could manage more than a single forkful of the potatoes. But the corned beef was delicious.


  1. Oh that is funny! Do you serve it with carrots too? I know CB&C isn't really Irish but my family and I are looking forward to eating it tomorrow. We are having pasta today. Remember "Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day"?

  2. I am so glad to hear that others have a pasta day each week. I swear, my husband and kids could eat it 3 times a week.

    Barb, that's too funny about the potatoes. You've raised them well. I forgot about St. Patrick's day corned beef for our menu. I didn't plan on it so we won't be eating it. Bummer.

    Glad to hear your dinner turned out well, excluding the potatoes.

  3. I started serving pasta on Thursdays because it's Scout night and pasta is quick and easy. But even when there isn't a Scout meeting, they have come to expect pasta on Thursdays now.

    Esther, I remember WELL the "Prince Spaghetti day" even though I have never eaten Prince spaghetti!



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