I am a corned beef addict. I just bought 4 packages the other day and will probably get a couple more. Some went into the freezer right away and I've got a nice big one just waiting until Monday morning when it goes into the crockpot. When I get home from work, it will be ready. I usually take a bit of water from the crockpot and put it in a pan with a nice chunk of cabbage and steam the cabbage until it is crunchy tender. Heavenly!!! Sometimes I add some nuked potatoes.
Also love reuben sandwiches, but I'm not sure I can find any rye bread around.
Corned beef is one of my faves and we eat it year round. I like to have parsnips, carrots, turnips and rutabagas roasted as a side sometimes. I put my corned beef in the oven on 275 for about 5 hours (with just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan) tightly covered. Comes out fall apart tender and the house is warmed up and smells wonderful. Enjoy yours...it looks great!! 1043 days ago