Every year at Saint Patrick’s Day, like a lot of you, I make corned beef and cabbage. It’s a dinner we all really enjoy, and despite all of us enjoying it, I find myself only making it once a year. I’m not exactly sure why, but that’s usually how it goes. And my family gets pretty excited when that once-a-year day rolls around! I’ve been making it for years, once a year, and after trying numerous variations on the old stand-by, I’ve decided that this version is my favorite…and the rest of my family agrees. Read more...(1041 words, 9 images, estimated 4:10 mins reading time)
With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it seemed like as good a time as any to pull out this recipe that I found awhile back. I’ve needed an excuse to make this, and pretending that I’m Irish for a day seemed like the perfect excuse. Have you ever tried Colcannon? If you haven’t, you’ve missed out a warm, cozy, traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage, or kale. Seasoned with scallions or leeks, butter, salt and pepper, it’s a simple, soul-warming, comfort food, you-eat-it-at-your-mother’s-table type dish. Read more...(1021 words, 11 images, estimated 4:05 mins reading time)
Aaron’s Aunt Cathy came through for me again. Her garden continues to overflow with amazing, homegrown produce. I continue to defy successfully growing anything, so when we saw her last weekend, she handed over some beautiful cabbage and red, ripe tomatoes.
I was trying to think of what to do with the cabbage, and trying to come up with my next week’s menu, when I happened across a recipe for “stuffed” cabbage in my favorite slow cooker cookbook. I love stuffed cabbage rolls, but I don’t often make them because it isn’t exactly a ‘throw together on a weeknight’ type meal. This recipe was titled Lazy Man’s Stuffed Cabbage, though, and it involved a slow cooker. Sounds good to me! Read more...(1198 words, 9 images, estimated 4:48 mins reading time)
Another Spring Break has come and gone. It’s so hard for me to believe that we’re just weeks away from finishing up the school year down here, but that’s what Spring Break means for students in Georgia! This year for Spring Break, I took the girls up to the Gatlinburg, TN area for just a few days. It was a great little getaway filled with all sorts of that silly-family-fun-touristy stuff that the kids (and I) love. We spent a fair amount of time at Ripley’s attractions, loved the aquarium, toured the Titanic museum, braved the Forbidden Caverns, and hung out at the hotel pool. It was a nice little trip. Read more...(948 words, 10 images, estimated 3:48 mins reading time)
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! It’s always the perfect excuse to make one of my all time favorite meals, Corned Beef and Cabbage. Every year, I make it for dinner on St. Patty’s Day, we comment on how I really should make it more often, and then we don’t eat it again until the following year, when the holiday rolls around again. It happens every single year! Read more...(813 words, 10 images, estimated 3:15 mins reading time)