Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s day has always been celebrated with a green beer and corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes with carrots. This year we did reubens. Steve made a small brisket for himself and Emily and I shared a tofurkey reuben.

So good!

Emily and I both agree the peppered tofurkey is awesome.

Steve had the real mcCoy! He was very pleased with his corned beef brisket boiled in Penzey’s corned beef seasoning.

This was his first week of Weight Watchers so he did choose to have an open faced sandwich eliminating one slice of bread. One week of healthy choices losing 3.5 pounds! Nice Job!!

The best layer on both of these sandwiches would have to be our home made sauerkraut. Delicious!

We went with canning instead of freezing.

We put all of the kraut into a very large pot and brought the temperature up to 180 degrees before filling jars. During this time we added a pinch of sugar and caraway seed.  After the jars were filled we put them into a hot bath for 15 minutes.

I must say,  this is some delicious kraut. So much so, that since the grocery stores have an abundance of cabbage during this celebration of the Irish, we picked up 12 pounds so that we can start another batch. We are  also going to give kimchi a try. Exciting!!

I hope that you all had a wonderful St. Patty’s day.

May the luck of the Irish be with you!

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