I finally did it

@savypat (20247)
United States
March 18, 2011 1:24pm CST
I make St. Patty's day dinner every year, that's over 50 times and I finally got it right. I cooked the corned beef first, then I removed it and added the veggies. While they were cooking I made the mustard sauce. My cornned beef came out perfect and the veggies were purrrrrfect also. Sauce was just right. Now I think I'll retire since noone really likes corned beef but me.
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@louievill (18379)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
In our country, there are many ways of cooking corned beef like eating it as is on hot rice, sauteed with garlic, onions, tomatoes or all of them, with cabbage strips, diced potatoes and and mushrooms are but a few variants. We do not celebrate St. Patrick's day so we eat corned beef when we feel like having one . Congratz on your cooking had hope you teach me how to prepare mustard sauce, first time I heard it
@savypat (20247)
• United States
19 Mar 11
Mustard sauce is easy, one part sour cream to 1/2 part mustard of any type.
• United States
21 Mar 11
I made the same cornbeef and I made mine with cabbage. I did a wonderful job as well. I was the one who ate the most and it was good with hot sauce.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Mar 11
That is wonderful that you've finally succeeded in making the perfect St. Patrick's Day meal. I don't think that you should retire though, instead, next year you should just invite all of us from mylot that enjoy eating corned beef to come and eat with you. I absolutely love corned beef, but I've never been able to make it as good as I can get it at restaurants so I really don't give it that many attempts anymore.
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@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
20 Mar 11
Good for you! I love corned beef myself, but we usually only have it once or twice a year--always on St. Pat's Day, of course! But what is the mustard sauce? I have never used a sauce; just plain mustard (or spice brown; whatever we have in the house!) Since you are the only one who appreciates the efforts to make the perfect corned beef, I hope you ate it all, too!
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@anil02 (2886)
• India
19 Mar 11
I am 101% lacto vegetarian. I don't know about your above dish
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• United States
19 Mar 11
well i love corn beef and cabbage so what they dont want send it my way
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Mar 11
I love cornbeef I will come and help you eat it :) Sounds delicious, enjoy. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
19 Mar 11
Note to self: Next year visit savypat for St. Patrick's Day. Eat the food and hug the Llamas.
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@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 11
I don't eat beef because I am a buddhist. We never underestimate our capability. We must have the confident and strike whatever goal we have. Since you have 50 times of experience in preparing the dinner for the St. Patty's day, I am sure you make the corned beef successfully. Everyone can do it if they really want to. Keep trying and fully perform your talent and capabilities.
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• United States
18 Mar 11
savypat next time you make it I will be right over, lol.. I love corned beef and love veggies too. People today are eating way too fast these days. Seems that instead of getting shopping smart some are actually spending more because of the quick to heat meals. Don't give up because sounds like you have mastered a perfect meal. Bet of you did give up most would wonder why and question why they are not getting it.
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
18 Mar 11
Lol, great way to retire, with your corned beef. Good on you! It is so pleasing when our carefully prepared meal works out perfect! Happy belated St. Patty's day. 50 times is a lot so hats off to you. Persistence pays so it is not surprising that you got it right! No doubt there had to be at least one other time, in the 50 times you have prepared the St. Patty's day corned beef meal worked out perfect! Sounds delicious and glad that you enjoyed!
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
18 Mar 11
I cook corned beef about three times during the year. Haven't ever made a mustard sauce though. I make it in the crockpot and don't have to keep checking on it. Add the veggies the last 3 hours as I don't like the cabbage to be drowned and all mushy.
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• Canada
18 Mar 11
LOL! I love the tone of your post! Your last line caught me offguard and made me laugh :)) Congratulations on achieving the perfect St. Patty's Day meal I love corned beef but it's so expensive here that I can't really afford one big enough for our dinner. My mom used to do the typical corned beef, cabbage and potatoes... I was never crazy about the cabbage but I think I'd be more inclined to enjoy it today than I did as a kid. I hope you got a picture of your meal for posterity...next year let someone else take over
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Mar 11
I love corned beef. And I'm the only person in my house who likes it too. Never heard of mustard sauce for corned beef though.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
18 Mar 11
You're right, and congratulations! Once you've achieved perfection it's time to retire gracefully and rest on your laurels. Think about how disappointed you'll be next year if you don't live up to the standards you set for yourself this year! Next year you should go out for St. Patrick's Day dinner and treat yourself.
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@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
hi there i love corned beef very much and i eat almost all vegetables i' sure it was a very good dinner. but hehehehe you retiring from all that is up to you, but who's going to cook your favorite every St. Patty's day?
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• United States
27 Mar 11
I've never tried corned beef.