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3/2/09 9:26 P

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It's been my experience that traditional Irish food is pretty basic. Not a lot of extras. But I understand that is changing in the new Irish cuisine. We like this version. By the way they aren't green and I cheat and use the precut slaw.

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3/2/09 8:56 P

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Wow there are so many variations. Yours is a case in point; thanks for your recipe. Yours (Cooking Light's) doesn't have mace or nutmeg or onions or greens! Not being Irish I have no clue.

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3/2/09 8:44 P

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I use a Cooking Light recipe

3 lbs peeled Yukon gold or rd potatoes, halved
2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
6 garlic gloves, peeled
1 chicken-flavored bouillon cube
1/2 cup (4 oz) 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Prehear oven to 350

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large stockpot; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Drain.

Return potatoe mixture to pan. Add cream cheese and the next 4 ingredients (cream cheese through pepper); mash with a potatomasher. Spoon potato mixture into a 1 1/2 quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

This can be made a day ahead an just cool, cover and refrigerate. Reheat in oven or microwave.

Based on 6 servings.

Calories 264, Fat 5g (sat 2.9, mono 1.3g, poly .2g) Protien 7.5g, Cholesterol 15mg, calcium 56 mg, sodium 352mg, fiber 3.7g, iron mg, carbs 47.2g.

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3/2/09 7:22 P

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GREGGMISSY1, I read all the recipes on SPRecipes and they vary greatly. Even the ones that say "traditional". Would you care to share the way you make it?

Edited to add: do you use nutmeg or mace? Do you add ham?

Edited by: CAROL_ at: 3/2/2009 (19:24)
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Ha ha, success:
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3/2/09 6:34 P

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I had to look up the definition of colcannon on the internet; never heard of it.

Sounds good! Does it look like green mashed potatoes when it's finished, he he?

I'm going to look in SparkRecipes for it, if it's not there I'll look for it in Allrecipes. It sounds easy but since I've never seen it or heard of it, need to see the recipe. (Edited to remove white space at end of posting.)

Edited by: CAROL_ at: 3/2/2009 (18:38)
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3/2/09 10:52 A

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corned beef, cabbage, colcannon, soda bread ( hopefully) and hot cross buns.... i love them

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2/28/09 6:03 P

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Corned beef is not my favorite, either; were it not for it being on sale every spring, I doubt I'd make it. I used to buy extra on sale to freeze every spring but I don't do that anymore, because I really don't care for it that much. I tried to remember if I had corned beef growing up; if I did it wasn't memorable enough to form a memory that stuck. I do love celebrating holidays, and celebrating other cultures through food.

But I love cabbage in many forms, I love it best boiled on stovetop with butter; plain. But I do cook with it and make salads and soups with it, year-round. I like all of it's relatives, too; love Nappa and Savoy and purple and bok choy, etc.

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Only in the last few yrs have we discovered that my hubby has Irish in his family heritage, we thought it was Scotish, so we only give St Patty's day a bit of wearing of green, but no special foods. First off I have never had corned beef in my life and have not a clue how to fix it and second, I dislike cabbage in any form. So sorry, no special food for the day.

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2/28/09 12:33 A

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I'm Irish and we always had and have cornbeef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots or we have Irish stew made with lamb, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots. If it is a Friday, and during Lent, we had/have salmon with cabbage, potatoes and carrots.

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I'm guessing here, but it seems logical to me, so maybe someone else can confirm or deny.

St. Patrick's day almost always falls during Lent, forty days of meatless Fridays and no celebrations. It may simply be that meat for a saint's celebration was allowed, no matter the day, and of course, after a long winter probably most Irish only had corned beef stored until the spring crop of calves and lambs came around.

Anybody more Irish than me that can give a more definitive answer?
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Perhaps someone of Irish descent can advise us. I think it's just a classic home-cooked Irish meal. A beloved tradition but as far as I know, no "fun superstitions" attached to it as in blackeyed peas (for health/luck) and greens or collards (green as in $, for good fortune) on New Years. You Irish out there, please educate us!!

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Does anyone know of any significance to the corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes???

Is there any similar to the black-eyed peas, hog jowl and cabbage we do for New Year's?

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2/27/09 3:16 P

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REVAAACEY, welcome!

Click on the link I gave in my post below. Then look at the list of recipes in the link. Notice sparkpersons have posted their recipes, and, notice that the sparkpersons' names appear in the link (so if you look you'll see CHIIEDDY).

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2/27/09 1:55 P

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Same as everyone Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots!

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re. Chieddy recipie for Corn Beef in Crock Pot. I" m new here. Where do I find this. Thanks.

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re. Chieddy recipie for Corn Beef in Crock Pot. I" m new here. Where do I find this. Thanks.

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Here's some links. Note some don't say they are slow cooker recipes, but says crock pot in the directions, like the first one by sparkperson CHIIEDDY.

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?
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Google search results:
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I'm definitely doing it all-in-one in crockpot. CHIIEDDY's recipe includes the potatoes; I haven't looked any further at the rest of them.

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2/26/09 10:25 P

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Ruby Corned Beef, Calcannon, Galzed Carrots, and Irish Soda Bread at the moment. That way I get to combine the potatoes and the cabbage

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Going to do corned beef and cabbage (what else?) but in the crock pot on Sunday - we'll have to eat it left over on Tuesday, cuz I have to work. :( I think somebody who is over half Irish should have the day off, don't you?
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what are you cooking for St. Pat's

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