The traditional Irish meal. The boiled meal. There aren’t a ton a different ways to make this well-known dish of corned beef and cabbage to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
However, you can spruce the meal up a bit by giving it a royal theme.
Use a variety of green place-setting pieces and mix it up with a combination of vintage and modern, formal and casual.
Fortunately, corned beef is available in supermarkets for easy preparation in vacuum-sealed bags with seasoning and instructions. Simply throw in some bay leaves, carrots, potatoes and cabbage and let it simmer. One helpful hint I can offer to add a bit more flavor to this sometimes-bland dish: instead of water, use beef broth to simmer in.
For an even easier appetizer to this easy meal, try a cracker with cucumbers and dill:
Crackers with Cucumber-Dill:
- Cream cheese, whipped
- Ranch dressing mix
- Round crackers
- Cucumbers, sliced thin with skin
- Dried or fresh dill
- Combine cream cheese and ranch dressing mix.
- Top crackers with cream cheese mixture, then cucumber slices
- Garnish with dill