Friday, March 15, 2013

Festive Frugal Friday

Happy Early St. Patrick's Day!  Since it's frugal Friday, I thought I would blend the two occasions and bring you a recipe for the traditional serving of the Corned Beef and Cabbage... a very inexpensive meal at only $2.23 per serving!  Aye, Lassie, a hearty and frugal feast that will leave some lucky pennies in your purse and a smile on the lips of all who taste it.  You can hit your local Dollar Tree or whatever dollar store you may have locally, pick up some inexpensive decorations and have fun with the day.  Toss everything in the good ol' crock pot Sunday morning, enjoy your day, and then have a relaxing and fun Sunday dinner with family and friends.  What a great Sunday!

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Life is too short not to celebrate whenever possible, so seize the day, put on some Irish music, clog around the house and exercise your right to be Irish for the day!


Coach Linda


Dark beer is the twist in this old favorite. Serve with grainy mustard or horseradish and rye bread; $2.23 per serving.
Servings: 8

1 1/4 lb sm red-skinned potatoes, halved
3 med carrots, peeled and cut into 2" pieces
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 bay leaf
2 1/2-3 lb corned beef brisket
3 c water
1 bottle (12 oz) dark beer
1 sm green cabbage, cut into 8 wedges


1. Combine potatoes, carrots, garlic, sugar, and bay leaf in large slow cooker. Put brisket on top of vegetables and add water and beer. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours. Add cabbage for last 1 1/2 hours.

2. Remove beef from slow cooker. Let rest, loosely covered, 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Remove and discard bay leaf. Remove vegetables with slotted spoon and serve with corned beef.

Nutrition (per serving): 322 cal, 18 g pro, 23 g carb, 4 g fiber, 16.5 g fat, 5.5 g sat fat, 999 mg sodium

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