Friday, March 8, 2013


It's Funny Friday
by Prudence
My "kitchen-aide"

Hi Everybear, sure hope you are having a wonderful week.  It's almost St. Patrick's Day and I would like to share Mom's recipe with you.  I think the original tradition was to make corned beef & cabbage, but we tweaked it a little (we are good at doing that, ha ha).  It's really a boiled New England dinner, but as I said, it's tweaked.  Don't you just love that word?  Tweak.  Tweaked.  To be tweaked.

"Prudence...sweetheart I think they have had enough of that...."
"Okay, Mom."

Here goes:
8 cups water
1 cup salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 bay leaf
6 peppercorns
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon whole mixed pickling spices
5 - 6 pound beef brisket (I use lean rump roast)
 Serves 6 - more or less
Mix all ingredients except meat in a crock or stock pot.  Add meat, cover with a plate and put a heavy weight on top of plate (to make sure roast is submerged).  Let meat soak in brine in refrigerator for 36 hours.
Rinse roast, put into a fresh pot of water and boil till almost done.  10 minutes before roast is done place wedges of green cabbage in pot, steam till tender.  (Now, for the New England version, I add potato wedges and carrots (cut into chunks, and the cabbage.)
Save the water from the roast/veggies water and use as stock for homemade split pea soup, I dilute it by 50% and freeze for a later time.

Heaps of Hugs


  1. Happy 8 March...for ever woman! Kiss. NI

  2. Yummmm.... That sounds yummy. It is the same ingredients that I use to cook corned beef, except I add a splash of vinegar to it. I have just cooked corn beef tonight for dinner.
    Ok that was Granny pipping in Prudence. Now tell me what are you making for desert?????
    Hugs Wilbur

  3. Yummmmmmmmmm too, seems your St. Patricksday is gonna be ok! We don't have that day in Holland.
    Wish you a lot of fun today, Thea x

  4. Thanks for the recipe Prudence. That sounds yummy. I love cabbage.


  5. Sounds yummy!
    We usually have Corned beef Sandwiches on St. Paddy's Day.

  6. My sweet friend,
    I wish a wonderful day of woman...the recipe certainly will be delicious and Prudence the most fabulous helper...hugs and blessings.

  7. Corned Beef and Cabbage..sure sounds good...its about that time...thanks for the recipe. Blessings

  8. Hi Prudence,
    Our mom makes this for St. Patrick's day dinner and she lets us make Shamrock cookies for dessert.
    Bellamine & Wendy

  9. Looks like a flavourful way to cook a brisket!

  10. Mmmmmm sounds so yummy! Corn beef is one of my favorite meals...will be making this for St. Patty's day along with a Baiely's Irish Cream Cake........thank you for sharing your recipe. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and up coming week!
    Hugs Mary

  11. Hello dear friends,

    I love the recipe!!! I'm going to tell to my humans try to make it!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Woof, woof,


  12. You certainly have a beautiful blog!

  13. I think using a rump roast would give wonderful flavor. My mouth is watering.



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