Monday, February 23, 2009

things I learned today...

... Ireland is not known for it's appetizing cuisine.

The whole purpose of this cub scout project was to bring a food dish from your family's country of origin. I give up on Ireland... cabbage and potatoes. Blech.

Screw it; I am just going to bring some Taco Bell and call it Puerto Rican cuisine.


Lola said...

Mango salsa, now is that Puerto Rican?

I do suppose Irish Coffee would be inappropriate, but my mama always made super easy Irish Soda Bread.
Lotsa butter. Yum.

Have fun at the den meeting

Adoro said...

Wait, I got one! Just remembered it!

Pick up some corned beef (whether from the deli or just get some Budding stuff). Shred it/cut in chunks, whatever. Add it to the crockpot. Get some Bavarian saurkraut, (rinse it!), add it to the mixture, maybe a cup. Add thousand Island dressing, and if you need to, a little milk. Melt it...all you have to do is melt it. It's a dip. Serve it with either cocktail breads (rye and pumpernickel) or you can get Ritz baked the veggie kind. or something else. It's REALLY GOOD and I HATE Sauerkraut! This is the ONLY way I'll eat it!

Agnes B Bullock said...

Mashed potatoes with leeks would have worked too

Carolina Cannonball said...

I appreciate it, I really do, but it all sounds disgusting. :-p

Test said...

Guinness Irish Stew
3 lbs top round beef, cubed
1 pint Guinness stout
5 coarsely chopped carrots
4 stalks coarsely chopped celery
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
3 sprigs fresh thyme
6 (or less) potatoes, cut up
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste

This is a delicious and rich stew with a distinct flavor.

Let meat soak in Guinness for about one hour.
Boil for 1/2 hour.
Add the rest of the ingredients except butter and flour.
Continue to cook until almost done.
Add flour and butter and continue to cook for another 1/2 hour
Add salt and pepper to taste.

TheSeeker said...

Yeah, British people have some narsty food. Aussies on the other hand--they sure know how to cook! With the exception of meat pies (they came from the British anyway).

Test said...


British People maybe do but IRISH people don't. Or Aussie just like New Zealanders I can't tell the difference except that NZ is better at rugby

Adrienne said...

Test - I really can't see CC actually throwing that together before the meeting. You don't know her like we do..../snark

Cookie said...

Yeah it SOUNDS disgusting maybe, but it's SO good. Try it!

Test said...


Oh come on! This is one pot cooking and is easy. I work in the shadow of Guinness Brewery here in Dublin. They serve this in the Restaurant and it is brilliant. If you really can't make it yourself why not come to Ireland for St Patrick's Day and try it there.