17MAR2021 – OCF Update – Camera Girl’s Birthday

The great religious holiday is upon us again.  Once a year to celebrate her birthday Camera Girl makes that traditional Barese meal, Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Now, I won’t pretend that I’ve always enjoyed it.  I confess that until I discovered the power of really strong brown mustard I didn’t always care for the cabbage.  And even today I do require that the cabbage is extremely well drained.  But with the availability of better grades of corned beef I’ve seen the light and now relish this once a year treat.

And as a special bonus this year, Camera Girl will be going for her first dose of COVID vaccine today.  She is approaching this treat with a bit of trepidation.  She has always been a little more aware of her mortality than I.  And who can blame her?  Any chance that her privilege of spending time with me could be curtailed would seem like an unacceptable risk.  But honestly, if I can manage to snag a shot too this long imprisonment away from family will finally be over.

But to all those out there of Irish extraction and to anyone who lived in a place that celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy the day in your traditional manner while I get out the mustard jar.

Begorra!!!

 

Post Script: Well, Camera Girl arrived back from her shot alive so I guess she can relax.  Although now she claims she’s really afraid of the second shot.  I give up.

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Chemist
Chemist
29 days ago

Once a year? Oh no no!
Corned beef is a great New Years Day meal as well.
You can make sandwiches all day from it.

Chemist
Chemist
29 days ago
Reply to  photog

The St. Patrick’s Day Joke: Paddy O’leary was a true Irishman and asked the lovely Colleen O’Grady to be his bride on St. Patrick’s day. To seal the deal he placed a ring on her finger with a fat, one half carat diamond set into it. Colleen said yes and rushed home to show her ring to her family. Her father, Shamus, knew and liked Paddy but he also knew he didn’t have the means to buy a 1/2 carat diamond ring since Paddy was a poor potato farmer. Paddy showed the ring to his jeweler friend who confirmed that… Read more »

Mountaindoc
Mountaindoc
29 days ago

Don’t. It’s an experimental vaccine, and really a genetic modification agent. Permanent. Check if your life insurer will pay in the event of vaccine injury leading to demise.

War Pig
War Pig
28 days ago

No. Corned beef has to start 14 days in advance. It has to sit in the fridge in its pickling brine & spices for two weeks. Then slice it and cook it with the cabbage and potatoes. I prefer red potatoes. I low and slow it for 2-1/2 to 3 hours at 275 – 300 degrees in a cast iron enameled pot, depending on your oven. My kids and their families show up on St Paddie’s Day to my place for the feast. I buy a 6 pound roast. I only keep a little of the leftovers for myself for… Read more »

War Pig
War Pig
28 days ago
Reply to  photog

Sorry, I forgot to mention rinsing it after the brine.

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