St. Patty’s Day Feast

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Dear Diary,

Despite my Scandinavian heritage, I enjoy me some St. Patty’s Day celebrations and food like I a good pseudo Irish girl! To me, nothing compares to a tangy reuben and Dubliner cheese! Uh. Maze. Zing. So as the green beers flow today (or in my case, a green Red Bull, vodka slushy) make sure to pad that stomach with a hearty traditional meal!

I got a cut of corned beef and rubbed garlic, mustard seeds, and pepper corns on top…. Fatty side up!

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I put it in a baking tin with 1 inch of water and cooked on 350 degrees for 3-3.5 hours.

Roasted veggies!

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I tossed potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic in light olive oil topped with a sprinkle of rosemary, salt & pepper. Baked on 350 degrees for 1.5 hours until browned (Flip them half way through).

Bon Appetit!

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Quite the spread! Sweet potatoes, roasted veggies, cabbage with melted Dubliner cheese on top and corned beef! YUM!

I had to finish the night off with a PIE for National Pi Day! (3.14.13)

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I wanted to make a “healthy” or at least a “healthier” pie, so I chose not to use butter or sugar in the filling. I used 4 cups of strawberries and rhubarb and heated it up with 1 TBS of cornstarch to help thicken it. Poured the filling into the crust and baked it for 13 minutes on 400 degrees. I then sprinkled a little stevia on top to help sweeten it up.

Let me just tell you that of all the fruit pies to make with no added sugar, don’t make it rhubarb. It was a bit shocking to bite into a rhubarb chunk. Poor Tommy shivered his way through his slice…

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