How cute are these Leprechaun Hat and 3-Leaf Clover cupcakes?? Hope you all had/are still having a great St. Patty’s Day!! The hubby and I opted to stay home, as going out can get expensive, not to mention WAY too busy…amirite?? We had made corned beef brisket over night yesterday, so we had that for dinner, along with some Irish-style beer…yum!!
I say Irish-style, because we tried out a micro brewed beer, from a brewery here in Ontario (Canada) called Beau’s. I’ve got to say, that I loved it. It may be because it was a red ale, and had some sweet notes to it. We’ll definitely try it again!!
A friend of mine posted a list of St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and when I came across these squares I had to try them out. And let me tell you, they DO NOT disappoint, in the tart lime flavour department…omnomnom!! They were super easy to make, as it was just an adaptation, from a lemon square recipe. And it only took about an hour, from start to finish. I didn’t dust the top with icing sugar, but you can definitely go that route for guests, if you decide to try this recipe out 🙂
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 😉
Holy green colour Batman!! LOL Found this recipe last year, but never got around, to making it until today. With it’s green colour, it’s perfect for this holiday 🙂 A super simple recipe using box cake mix, pistachio pudding mix a few other ingredients, and 40-45mins in the oven will produce a pretty good tasting bread. I opted to bake it in the bundt pan, though the recipe says to use bread pans.
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 😉
So, the brining is done, and now it’s on to the slow cooking goodness of the crockpot!! I layered the crockpot with small potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms and garlic. Then placed the brisket on top with sliced cabbage around it. Added a tablespoon more of the pickling spices, 1 can of Kilkenny ale and water until almost covering the brisket. I then set it on LOW for 8hrs.
Once it was done, it wasn’t much to look at, but the brisket turned out really yummy!! The veggies were good too, but next time I’ll cook them less. I’ll definitely make this again, for the pure simplicity of it, and the omnomnom goodness!!
St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Sunday, and my hubby and I are attempting to brine a brisket, to make corned beef and cabbage. This will be our first time, so we’re hoping for the best LOL Now to let the brine cool off over night, before we soak the brisket in it, until Sunday. We used the recipe below for the brine…easy peasy lemon squeezy!!