As St. Patrick’s Day is just one week away, I have been thinking of corned beef and cabbage. It has certainly gained popularity in the South and I remember when I was younger I thought the day was only celebrated in New York City or Boston.
It is a fun day to celebrate and because the 17th of March is so close to the first day of Spring, isn’t it wonderful to celebrate something so green? I am not a big fan of corned beef but Mr. D loves it so we will definitely have the traditional meal for St. Patrick’s Day. Many people do not realize that the 2nd largest celebration of St. Patrick’s Day is held in Savannah, Georgia. As I was searching through my cookbooks, I decided to look at recipes shared by Paula Deen and Mrs. Wilkes. Paula’s recipe serves more people than Mrs. Wilkes but either one seems very tasty and traditional.
First of all, here is Mrs. Wilkes recipe from her Famous Recipes cookbook.The next recipe is Paula Deen’s version from her The Lady and Sons, Too! cookbook.
If you aren’t familiar with Paula’s house seasoning, she includes the recipe in this cookbook and it is listed below. If I was making her recipe, I would just add salt, pepper and garlic powder to my desired taste.So on this first day of a new week, it is good to share an Irish tradition with you created by two exceptional Southern cooks. On St. Patrick’s Day, I am sure I will think of the beautiful city of Savannah and how just being there can make any day extra special.
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