The brisket turned out fork tender, and the onions and carrots were cooked just enough. Add garlic smashed potatoes, and it made for a wonderful dinner!! Plus washing it down, with some yummy green Mill St. Organic beer, rounded out the entire meal nicely 😉
Nothing says Irish, like some good ol’ fashioned corned beef, am I right?! This year we forgot to grab, a brisket in time to pickle it ourselves, so we bought a pre-seasoned one. We bought Rachel’s brand (if you’ve heard of it), and it’s looking great so far, in the Crock Pot. We’re cooking it on low for 8 hours, and added the onions and carrots at the 4 hour mark. I know cabbage is traditional, but we just aren’t feeling it this year. Being able to set this-forget it, and come back to a fully cooked meal in hours, is a wonderful thing…especially when beer will be involved later tonight 😉
My hubby and I decided to finally use, the deal voucher I had bought, for the Saucy Kytchen. We hadn’t had an italian sandwich in a long time, and the expiry date on the voucher was coming up at the end of this week LOL
We got the Eggplant Hot Sandwich with a side of Fava Beans. The sandwiches were HUGE!! You could easily just eat half and save the other for lunch the next day. The eggplant was thinly sliced, lightly battered and fried to perfection. We opted to add on sauteed onions, mushrooms and hot peppers. There’s also a sweet and medium option for the peppers. OMG…was it ever spicy!! It was good, but next time I think I’ll opt for the medium LOL The fava beans reminded me of the Turkish way my Mom makes hers, cooked in olive oil with garlic and onion and tomato…omnomnom. Their prices aren’t bad, so we’ll definitely keep them in mind for trying out again, when we’re craving a good italian hot sandwich. If you ever in the area, give them a try – I’m sure you’ll end up liking them too!!