Wednesday, March 17, 2010
It's not celebrated here nor do we have green beer, that's against the law. They don't even sell corned beef in the stores, I have no clue why, so we made our own. We started with a 5 KG hunk of beef back in early February. Mixed up water, pickling spice, garlic, chili peppers, whole pepper corns, salt peter, bay leaves, sea salt, covered the beef in a plastic bowl and set it in the fridge. Tomorrow we'll know if it came out as good as it has been in the past. We've been doing this for several years now and one year it was perfectly superb! I made rye bread one year but I don't have anymore rye flour so can't make it this year, and they don't sell that here either. I will be very careful when I do eat it though.
Today's Daily Desk Calendar note:
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Research shows that moderate drinking can prevent certain diseases, but binge drinking is never a good idea. If you do imbibe, limit it to 1 drink daily for women and 2 drinks daily for men.
I did binge tonight, but it wasn't with alcohol. Since today is "Friday" here, we stopped at burger king on the way home from taking our cat to the vets. I had a chicken whopper and small fries and a salad. To me, that is binge since it's fast food.
Hope ya'll have a GREAT day!