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 😉
Made these Coconut Cocoa Balls, just now, as I had been looking for a recipe to try out. They were SUPER simple, and now chilling in the fridge!! We did taste test, and with the peppermint extract I put in, it was pretty good 🙂 I’ll definitely try almond extract the next time I make them, because as much as I’m a fan of rum, I don’t like them in these LOL I have a feeling, these will be our new, New Year’s Day tradition…omnomnom.