Celebrating the Feast of Saint Patrick: Papa's Corned Beef Dinner

"People will not look forward to posterity
who never look backward to their ancestors."

--Edmund Burke


Corned Beef, a brine-cured savory meat, is the mainstay of many a Saint Patrick's Day boiled dinner. In old-time Irish households, a platter of this delicious meat was the centerpiece of the evening meal, served with boiled potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. After dinner sweet songs of Ireland were heard throughout the house, as well as the sound of feet that danced a jig, proclaiming Gaelic heritage.
Excerpt above taken from, Frugal Luxuries by the Seasons, by Tracey McBride;
published by Bantam Books, NY, NY, 2000.

Last weekend, when visiting my Dad,
we enjoyed our traditional corned beef dinner a little early.
This photograph was taken right before he served it forth.
While not the prettiest dish in the universe,
it certainly is a delicious memory food.

Why does food always taste better when your parents cook it??
Happy Feast Day!!