Recipes From Winter 2019

Corned Beef And Cabbage

1 Corned Beef Flat Brisket, and herb contents from corned beef.

1 Head Of Cabbage.

1 Bag Of Carrot Sticks.

2 Large Challots.

Celery (Optional).

4 Bags Of Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Red Potatoes with Chive And Butter Sauce Or Garlic Sauce, your choice.

1 Small Saucepan.

Electric Mixer Or Potato Masher.

Cooking Spray.

Water.

Crockpot.

I love dishes made in a crockpot because all you have to do is add ingredients to crockpot, turn crockpot on, and allow the crockpot to cook food slow all day and enjoy in the evening. I also love the Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Red Potatoes because all you have to do is place them in the microwave, cook them, and add them to a pan and mash them, no need to dirty extra pots and pans.

Spray crockpot with cooking spray and fill crockpot about 1/3 with water. Place corned beef, herbs from corned beef, chopped cabbage, challots, celery, and carrot sticks in crockpot. Cook contents in crockpot for about 7 hours. If corned beef is not cook like it should, turn heat up on crockpot.

When food in crockpot is done cooking, add one bag at a time of the steam fresh potatoes in the microwave. When potatoes are done cooking, add to a low heated saucepan with some butter and milk. Mash potatoes with an electric mixer or potato masher.

No corned beef and cabbage is complete without it’s Soda Bread. Soda Bread can be purchased at your local bakery, grocery store, or if you have a recipe for soda bread, run with it. Enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day or anytime.

Baked Ziti

1 Box Of Cut Ziti.

1 Package Of Ground Turkey.

1 Package Of Ground Beef.

1 Jar Of Bertoli Pasta Sauce: Garlic And Olive Oil.

3 Tablespoons Of Ricotta Cheese, whole milk or part skim, your choice.

Mozzarella Cheese.

Frying Pan.

Sauce Pan.

Colander.

In a frying pan, cook ground beef and turkey thoroughly and add in a bowl and place off to the size. Fill saucepan with water and bring water to a boil. Add baked ziti to boiling water and allow baked to boil for about 20-30 minutes, or until fork tender. When pasta is done cooking, place in colander, rinse pasta and place back in saucepan. Add your ground beef and turkey, ricotta, pasta sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Generally, you place baked ziti in the oven, but I made this recipe for the stove. Great with a toss salad and Italian bread.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Sorry for not blogging in the month of February.  Dealing with some health issues with mom, unpacking items from the shop, and working around my least favorite season winter.  During the month of February, I crocheted a new cake blanket made with Caron Cakes Rum Raisin Yarn, and my dog Ginger decided to make herself comfortable on it.

We had some nice warm spells and I was able to take some decorations from the holidays outside and put my new close line reel outside.  Now winter is back with two enormous snow storms from last week and this week it’s been crazy.  With this lovely snow, I’ve been cleaning up stuff, throwing stuff out, working with some cake yarn, and enjoying nature outside.  Ever since I’ve added this bird feeder outside,  there’s been more birds, squirrels, and rabbits outside to see.  With the snow these guys have been limited to what they can eat, so it’s interesting seeing what’s going to come on the deck in the backyard.

Now I’m craving for some warm weather and looking forward to seeing what spring and summer has to offer.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day With A Corned Beef And Cabbage: by Lauren Prock

1 Corned Beef Round Cut.  Round cut corned beef has the least amount of fat when cooked.

1 Head Of Cabbage Chopped.

1 Sweet Onion Chopped.

Carrot Sticks Sliced.

Salt.

Pepper.

1/4  Stick Of Butter.

Pam Cooking Spray.

1 Cup Of Water.

Crock Pot.

Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Vegetables New Potatoes, With Garlic and Herb (4 bags).

Irish Soda Bread (Optional).

In a large crock pot, add cook spray on the side of the crock pot, 1/4 stick of butter on the bottom, and a cup of water.  Place your corned beef, salt, and pepper on the corned beef.  Place sliced vegetables in the crock pot and place on low.  Stir vegetables on occasion and keep lid on.  Cook all day and enjoy for dinner.

Enjoy this amazing dinner with an Irish Soda Bread.