Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day


Being of Danish and German descent, our family doesn't do anything for St. Patrick's Day other than try to remember to wear a little green. On the other hand, I'm always interested in having great food experiences. I waited until the last minute to try to figure out what to cook today. I discovered this interesting recipe for corned beef and cabbage pizza  though. Unfortunately, I discovered that you can't just buy pre-cooked corned beef, so I hadn't allowed myself enough time to prepare the pizza according to the recipe.



My solution was to replace the corned beef with Canadian bacon. I also used a layer of provolone instead of the Monterey Jack that they called for. I have to say that it was really good.


Paige is a vegetarian, so she didn't try any, but Kai did and seemed to enjoy it, which is saying something considering that it had a ton of cabbage in it.
Trader Joe's was selling Smithwick's beer last weekend, so Russ and I shared a bottle of it tonight, not because we are
 abstemious but because Russ failed to listen when I told him that I wanted to save it until St. Patrick's Day. Somehow by today, there was only one bottle left. Oh well, I'm not of a beer drinker anyway.

7 comments:

TheBlackSheep said...

Are you sure Russ doesn't have that serious condition called selective hearing? You can catch it from your dogs you know. It would also explain the dearth of beer.

Thimbleanna said...

Hmmm. Cabbage on pizza. I love cabbage. But pizza. I'm going to take your word for it, cause anything with lots of cheese and pizza dough can't be all bad! ;-)

Rani said...

I think it sounds YUMMY, but I am a gluten for cabbage and salty meat. It must be the German in us...

ps. The beer wouldn't have lasted long in our home either.

frayedattheedge said...

Thanks for putting me on your blog list!! I've had a quick browse through your posts, and promise to come back for a better look. Regards, Anne

Tracy said...

My hubby would love that pizza! I don't eat meat... so would be just cabbage for me... But I do do Guinness! ;o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Beate said...

Oh- Trader Joe´s is one of the stores / things that I really miss( as I miss Barnes & Nobles, and Whole food)

JayJay said...

Interesting recipe! Perhaps I will try it for beer and pizza Friday (every Friday at our house). For St' Pat's Day I made corned beef with brussels sprouts instead of cabbage. I though it was pretty good, and my meat-loving 2-year-old loved it (the meat, not the brussels sprouts, she spit those out).