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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tuna Sandwich ~ St. Paddy's Recipes ~ Vanette ~ Chips Day

Good 39ยบ morning. Cloudy most of yesterday. Rain predicted for Fri and Sat. Of course, I just had my car washed!

You recall the dipping sauce I made for the popcorn chicken? Mayonnaise, sesame oil, and lemon juice.... Well I opened a can of tuna and mixed the left over sauce in with that. WOW what a great tuna sandwich!!!

Next time I'll add some siracha sauce too!

You know, I was talking to my friend Adele (Easton, Wilson W'63) and she said she likes to cook her St. Paddy's Day corned beef in the slow cooker with Guinness beer. Gonna give that a try, and maybe add in some of the Progresso Mushroom cooking sauce too. St. Pat's is coming... best get your corned beef and cabbage soon. Lots of "Wannabe" Irish will be cooking up a storm.


Here are a couple of websites for good Irish fare.... like I said, get your shopping done now..

This is a good and easy recipe, how I normally cook my corned beef...except I leave out the red onion, parsnips, and rutabagas. Cabbage carrots potatoes and the meat is the best! You can always make Colcannon instead of putting the potatoes and cabbage in with the meat.

LOVE LOVE Irish Soda Bread...

Colcannon. A St. Pat's staple and tradition in my house! And a BIG FAVORITE of mine!

Colcannon is traditionally made from mashed potatoes and kale (or cabbage), with milk (or cream), butter, salt and pepper added. It can contain other ingredients such as scallions, leeks, onions and chives. There are many regional variations of this dish. It is often eaten with boiled ham or Irish bacon. At one time it was a cheap, year-round staple food,[2] though nowadays it is usually eaten in autumn/winter, when kale comes into season.

An old Irish Halloween tradition is to serve colcannon with a ring and a thimble hidden in the fluffy green-flecked dish. Prizes of small coins such as threepenny or sixpenny bits were also concealed in it.

The Welsh dish cawl cennin, despite the somewhat similar sound of the expression, is etymologically unrelated to colcannon, and is a leek soup, literally "broth (of) leeks."

2 pounds white cabbage, shredded

2 cups water

4 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered

2 cups milk

1 cup chopped green onions

Sea salt and coarse ground black pepper

1/4 cup melted butter


Crumbled cooked bacon and fresh minced flat leaf parsley

In large saucepan bring water & cabbage to boil. Reduce heat and let simmer 10 minutes. Drain, reserving cooking liquid.

Place cooking liquid back into pan with potatoes, add enough water to cover. Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes. Drain and keep warm.

In small saucepan bring milk and onions to boil, remove from heat. In large bowl mash potatoes, add milk mixture, beat until blended. Add in cabbage, salt and pepper. Stir will. Put into serving bowl, drizzle with butter, bacon, and parsley. 12+ servings.

           Click here: Mary Black - Colcannon.wmv - YouTube

Today is a special birthday, my friend Vanette Downie Ford Christensen.... (LASD ret Temple Stn and ELA Sgt) HAPPY BIRTHDAY VANETTE! (with her groom, Gary)

Historically this date...
1910Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.

1951Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.

1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
1995Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.

And births this date include....
1863Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (d. 1900)

1879Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
1928Frank Borman, American astronaut

1933Michael Caine, British actor
1946Steve Kanaly, American actor

1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Off to buy corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes!

xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 14th
National Potato Chip Day!