Slow Cooker Diaries – St. Patrick’s Day Style

Scenes from a Chinese-Irish-Italian Kitchen. For St Pattys Day we go all out:

Final Meal: Corned Beef & Cabbage with vegetables, and a slice of Irish Soda Bread

Corned beef and cabbage and other root vegetables. Slow cooker goodness. The beef was a fancy sort that did not come with “seasonings” so I mixed up my own, a combination of mustard seed, fennel seeds, crushed bay leaves, cumin, etc etc. The Irish Soda Bread, baked the night before, is courtesy of a mix this time (Sticky Fingers Bakeries). It came with caraway seeds and raisins. Didn’t expect the raisins, which was ok by me, only not a big hit with the husband and child.

And for dessert. Hadn’t been here for a while, so figured we’d drop in for some Irish fun:

Pot o’ gold at the end of that rainbow

Guinness Stout, a special that shows up just a couple times a year

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. See, even the Chinese can make it sorta Irish-y


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