(Just realized this didn’t get posted…brain dead mommy moment.)
Top of the morning to ya! This was probably my favorite St. Patty’s Day ever. For the first time, I really got into the spirit. Rob’s sister came to spend the weekend with us and see her favorite niece. There was gorgeous weather so we spent most of the day out on the back patio.
I used Pandora and some speakers to get into the spirit further after finding an Irish Pub Rock station. Fit the mood perfectly!
We aren’t big Guinness fans, but we did kick back with some Killian’s Irish Red and some Kelly’s Hard Cider. Ellie was a little jealous…
Rob smoked up some corned beef as we planned to make up some reubens for dinner. He heard a trick is to soak it for a few days to reduce the sodium content (something we try to do in this house).
While we waited for the smoking to finish, Rob and Sheri assembled some pierogies from scratch. Half were cabbage and half were potato and cheese. (I added some pics of the recipe at the bottom of post). We froze them in batches on the cookie sheet and then put them in baggies once they were solid. We had some on Sunday for lunch with some buttery fried onions and there were still a few more bags full for us to keep and Sheri to take with her. I’m interested to know what the TSA thought of the contents of Sheri’s luggage (corned beef and pierogies).
The reubens were beautiful and delicious. We weren’t 100% sure on the stacking order, but we went with rye, beef, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, Swiss cheese, then more rye.
Ellie can’t stand watching us eat anymore without joining in, so she had some of the corned beef. She held onto it longer than any other food so far. She LOVED it! She had some left over reuben, too…but that was a little messier.
Hope you got a chance to enjoy the weather and festivities like us! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Recipe for Pierogies passed down Rob’s family tree:Pin It