Upper Body Update (week 15)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! There is no need to pinch me since I am already wearing green and (bonus point) eating a green pepper. My mom’s side of the family are all of Irish descent, my Grandma met my Grandfather (he is now deceased) on St. Patrick’s Day and they were engaged on St. Patrick’s Day, so today is a big deal in my family.

I am currently up at my parent’s house where my mom and I are making a huge boiled dinner with Irish soda bread and grasshopper pie for dessert. We all love this meal and look forward to it every year. To me the best part of a boiled dinner is the cabbage. After the corned beef has simmered for hours, we chop up cabbage and cook it in the goodness of the beefy, broth-y, salty and fatty liquid that the corned beef left behind. So good. I could eat a whole head of cabbage that way. Okay, I am not ashamed to admit it, I have eaten a whole head of cabbage that way. Possibly over the course of a single day.

First thing my little bro said to me when I got here: β€œBri, how much protein does corned beef have?”

Not the traditional St. Patrick’s Day greeting but I guess it works. My dad says he is on a protein kick so finding out that 4oz of corned beef has 15 grams of protein made my brother quite happy!

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5 thoughts on “Upper Body Update (week 15)

  1. i grew up eating corned beef & cabbage–cabbage is awesome, boiled, raw, kimchied–and we still eat corned beef & cabbage every year for st. patrick’s. my ancestry is half irish (both grandfathers)–for fear of being pinched, i have my green tattooed on me.

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    • Yup, cabbage pretty much rules. My favorite way to eat it when corned beef broth isn’t available is to cut it in thin ribbons and fry it in a little butter and garlic. Add some salt and freshly ground pepper and yum!

      Clever move with the green ink, btw πŸ˜‰

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