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  •  Good morning, everyone. (13+ / 0-)

    Don't know what possessed me, but I bought a corned beef brisket yesterday. First time ever. I've been googling recipes & cooking methods like crazy. If it's not tough, I'll be very happy.

    First thing I do in the morning is look out the window by the bed.

    I'm frugal.

    Earliest memory is standing on the porch with my mother, watching my father wave as he walked up the sidewalk toward us. I was probably about 3.

    When I was little, I wanted to play the harp, mainly, I think, so I could wear a long, beautiful gown.

    I don't sing in the shower. I sometimes sing to my cats. They agree that I can't sing at all.

    31° and partly sunny in the Hudson Valley. Hope everyone has a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    •  This may be a little unconventional, but, (13+ / 0-)

      I'm doing a brisket right now too.
      I make a coating of mustard, brown sugar and molasses to coat the brisket and then sear it in the broiler, very hot for just long enough to brown and carmelize the  coating. Then put it in a dutch oven with potatoes (little new potatoes cut in half) bay leaf, a few pepper corns and some chicken bullion, onions, celery and carrots. Add about a cup of water (not too much). I'll let that cook at 325 for a couple hours and it'll generate quite a bit of juice. If the brisket is not covered by the liquid after the first session, add hot water to cover and add a head of cabbage cut into quarters, close it up and cook for another couple hours low and slow.
      By the time dinner is served, it will be so tender it might be hard to get out of the dutch oven, but it'll be tasty!
      Variations on this are good all winter, this is the last one of the season for me, usually.
      It's a recently lost (and favorite) Uncle's birthday so I make this for George.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 08:59:24 AM PDT

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