What I'm Making for Dinner, 3/17/08 : The Bryant Park Project What I'm making for dinner: St. Patrick's Day Special
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What I'm Making for Dinner, 3/17/08

I normally write about what I made for my family's dinner, but I'm actually working ahead today in preparation for tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day meal of corned beef and cabbage. I don't usually work ahead, but I happened to glance at the package of corned beef I bought and found out it takes 3 hours to cook. So I'm boiling it today and we'll finish 'er off tomorrow.

Here's what you do (super complicated!):

Buy a package of corned beef (what makes it corned? I don't really want to know, do I?)
Open the package
Dump the meat into a pot of water. Make sure the water covers the meat
Turn the heat on
Bring the water to a boil
After it boils, turn the heat down to a simmer
Simmer for 3 hours

The cabbage:
No idea. I guess I'll wash it, and throw it in a pot of water and boil it to death. Maybe an hour?

The potatoes:
Gotta buy some of those. Then boil them unpeeled for about 1/2 hour

Serve the whole mess up with mustard. Wash it down with Guinness (the kind in a can with the little gas charge that activates when you open it, not the best, not bad).