St Patrick’s Day Fun and Food

St Patricks Day BlogHopSt Patrick’s Day. When I think of this holiday, I think ‘Irish’ and ‘Green’.

We also think Corned beef and cabbage : )

I cook this every year around St Patrick’s Day (and any other time I can get away with it, LOL). So today I thought I’d share my take on the recipe.


1 (3 to 4 lb.) corned beef brisket

1 large head cabbage (preferably savoy)

6 cloves garlic, peeled

1 pound carrots, peeled

6 large potatoes

1 stalk celery, thinly sliced

1/4 tsp. black pepper, ground

Wash brisket. Using a small sharp knife, cut tiny X slits in the meat and insert garlic cloves pieces.

Place the meat in a large Crock-Pot and cover with water.

Bring to a boil on high setting. Boil for 10 minutes, skimming off the grey foam that rises to the surface using a wire skimmer or large spoon.

Reduce heat to lower setting and allow to simmer (not boil) for 5 hours, adding water as needed to keep covered.

Meanwhile, prepare vegetables. Quarter the cabbage, dice potatoes and carrots.

During last few hours, add vegetables and continue to cook until vegetables are tender.  


 Since I love giving stuff away 🙂 On this hop, I’ll be giving away a $10 Amazon gift card (winner will be drawn on Sunday) plus all commenters are entered into the Hop’s grand prize drawings.

Just answer the question in the comments: What comes to mind when you think of St Patrick’s day, and do you have any traditional ways to celebrate?

And don’t forget to visit the other wonderful authors in this hop, and see what goodies they’re giving away…

…We’re having a Blog Hop to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and wearing green! Over 120 authors are going to be telling anything they can about being Irish, celebrating the day, wearing green, drinking green beer… pretty much anything!

Each author will be giving away a prize. Like a swag pack, gift cards, ebooks, print books, and so much more.

PLUS We have TWO Grand Prizes for TWO different winners! *gasp*

Grand Prize 1: Winner’s Choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

Grand Prize 2: Winner’s Choice of a $90 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card

Isn’t that exciting? LOL. So you as a reader – what do you have to do? Well, come on over to these websites on Friday March 16th and comment on as many as you want. The grand prize winners will be chosen at random from the commenters – meaning you can comment on EACH blog – meaning 120 entries to the grand prize.

CLICK HERE to see the other hoppers 🙂

And good luck ya’ll 🙂

About Amber Kallyn

Amber Kallyn is the author of paranormal erotic romances and urban fantasy.

Posted on March 16, 2012, in Blog Hops, Giveaways and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 56 Comments.

  1. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I do not really celebrate, but my favorite color is green! So, I love seeing the sea of it everywhere. I really like the fact that everyone is friendly on this holiday. They are always smiling, saying hello and offering everyone drinks. Thank you for the giveaway and HOP!

    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  2. Green Shamrocks are the first thing I think of.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  3. we usually spend the day watching old movies and if i am lucky, my favorite will be on. it’s “The Quiet Man” starring John
    Wayne and Maureen O’Hara and is actually takes place in Ireland. as far as i know it is the only movie he made that was not a western. i love it as i thinkit gives you a glimpse into the real man, the one behind the movie star. 😀

    then we eat dinner of a tradtional Irish meal, it’s something different evey year as we try and broaden our horizons. this year we are having pasties and something else, not sure what yet.

    tammy ramey

  4. Hey all,

    Thanks so very much for stopping by and sharing. Such wonderful traditions. I may use some of these next year : )

    Sorry the winner was drawn so late, our camping trip took more out of me than I’d planned. We got rained out, then drove home in snow and ice late yesterday. Yes, Arizona in March. Ha.

    Drawn by, the winner is Nikki.

    Congrats and yay for Green beer and cupcakes : )

    You’ll be recieving an email from me soon.

  5. So, who is the winner of this contest?

  6. Hey hun, If you go to the comment just abover yours (at the end) you’ll see the winner. Thanks again for stopping by : )

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