Wednesday, March 16, 2011

tiny holiday!

st. patricks day  is one of those holidays your secretly hoping your kids have forgotten about. but, if you have chickens like mine...they have been trying to catch the leprechaun all month!! last year we made rainbow cupcakes. this year we are going to eat lucky charms, make/eat corn beef and cabbage, make a leprechaun trap, and of course we will make the rainbow cupcakes again.(they were such a hit!)
 now, there is one draw back to  making corn beef and cabbage...the smell. i'm willing to take the smelly hit, because my chickens will think it's just great we are celebrating yet, another holiday.
oh, btw...i've decided holidays were made up, to make the winter months a little more enjoyable!

i've added the recipe i'm going to use for corn beef and cabbage. do you have a good recipe?

the recipe for these little gems is on
our trap looks NOTHING like this....

4 cups hot water
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 large or 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
1 3-lb. corned beef round or brisket, packaged with spices
8 small white or yellow potatoes, scrubbed and cut into quarters
1 head of green cabbage (about 1 1/2 lbs.), cored and cut into 10 wedges

In a 6-quart electric slow cooker, combine the water, vinegar, sugar, pepper and onions, mixing well. Place the corned beef in the mixture. Scatter the potatoes over the top and along the sides.

Cover and cook on the High heat setting 4 hours. Remove the lid and scatter the cabbage wedges over the top. Cover and continue cooking on High 3 to 4 hours longer, or until the beef is tender. To serve, carve the beef into slices and serve with the cabbage and potatoes, with some of the cooking liquid spooned on top of the beef to keep it moist. Makes 6 to 8 servings.



  1. I do the corned beef but I will not cook cabbage. I do roast carrots and potatoes instead. I love the rainbow cupcakes. gonna have to make those this year. thanks for the post!

  2. Lilly is doing homework next to me and just saw your trap. Guess what we have to do now?LOL!!! I also love your cupcake idea. You will have to check out Dana's blog today she has a recipe for a rainbow jello. You have to see it, it is not the typical.

  3. Heidi did that rainbow cake for Madelines Care Bear birthday. It turned out great.

  4. I made the cupcakes this year and they were a big hit!


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