Feast Fit for an Irishman

I abandoned my inner German/Sweed and let Ryan’s Irish heritage rub off on me a bit when creating tonight’s dinner.

Before I left for work, I placed a large piece of corned beef in the crock pot with four bay leaves, 6 cups of water, pepper, and 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar.

(I would like to add that I cut the biggest hunk of fat off this meat before putting it in the slow cooker. Gross!)

When we arrived home after work, the apartment smelled unbelievable. Corned beef is so aromatic and the scent of it in the air made my mouth water almost immediately.

Dog Park

Before digging into dinner, we took Sadie to the dog park to run off some of her never-ending energy.

Ready for Action

"Meet My Best Friend... Ball."

Playtime in Progress

Even though playing fetch, sniffing around and running the trails are Sadie’s top priorities when we’re at the park, she still makes some time for some lovin’.

Me & My Girl

Ryan & His Lil' Lady


When we arrived home, the smell was as strong as ever!

It took some serious patience to wait 20 minutes after adding the chopped cabbage to the crock pot to dig into our Irish feast. What choice did we have though? We needed to have cabbage with our corned beef!

Finally it was time!

Corned Beef

I filled my plate with three slices of the corned beef and copious amounts of cabbage.


My Irish Feast

I love this meal. It really is one of my all-time favorites!

St. Patrick’s Day Love

I leave you with this loving St. Patrick’s Day picture I snapped off the St. Patrick’s Day card my family sent to me, Ryan and Sadie.

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    • peanutbutterfingers says

      haha i’m glad her tongue provides you enjoyment! she’s very generous with sharing her tongue w/ everyone & giving lots of kisses… she’s a dog park hussie. 😉


    • peanutbutterfingers says

      oh it’s soooo good. i’d say it is closest to roast beef in taste… or pastrami. it’s seriously amazing!


  1. lisaou11 says

    Looks so tasty!

    I took Eddie and Bella to the dog park today and I thought of you and made me wish you & sadie was there!


  2. says

    Ah, prior to my veg days I loved the taste of corn beef. I don’t know why..but it was so slimy-ish. Really I love cabbage and potato aspect of the Irish meal! *and soda bread*


    I love how crockpots smell up the whole house! MMM


  3. says

    Haha, what a great meal. I’ve actually never tried corned beef. Looks gooood though! Oh and I dont know if this is Irish or not but I’ve always been curious about cabbage rolls too!


    • peanutbutterfingers says

      i really feel like recipes have to be easy or i’ll never make ’em. i like my dinners ready FAST! i’m quite the impatient girl over here. 😉



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