Archive for March 16th, 2007

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Ivy and Slarti have been talking about Corned Beef recipes for tomorrow and I remembered I have a REALLY easy recipe for it that I haven’t made in a long time.  It is really good and not as intimidating as some others.  This recipe came from a sweet lady I’ve gone to church with for years, JoAnn.

Cover bottom of dish with sliced potatoes.  Add chopped onions as desired and 1/2 cup water.  Microwave for 12 minutes.  Crumble can of corned beef on top; Add 1/2 chopped cabbage and 1/2 stick of butter.  Microwave 6 more minutes.  And that’s it.

 I’m not much on doing more in the microwave, other than heating stuff up, but, this is really good.  Especially if you want a touch of Irish this weekend and don’t have time to boil the brisket and all. 

At The Y…

So I’m back on the running wagon and I was on the treadmill at the Y this morning, feeling good about myself and loving this stuff I downloaded from Itunes especially for the treadmill (hat tip to my fairy god-diddy for that).  I got going and was feeling like I was hot snot, trotting along at my 4.5 mph pace, which was a faster pace for me than I am accustomed to.   I was smokin’ the chick on the treadmill next to me.  That’s right, I’m bad.

Then, this handsome young buck who looked just like Jake in Sixteen Candles comes up and gets on the treadmill next to me.  Jake starts his treadmill up and was going 8.5 mph.  I’m sure he was snickering at the rather matronly looking Sista next to him.  He went that speed for 2 miles (yes, I was watching his numbers) then he went away, grabbed a sip from the water fountain.  He came back, turned the thing back up to 8.5 and did a mile in what seemed like 60 seconds.  I’m sure he immediately went and benchpressed 3 or 4 tons after that. 

I’m glad there was no paparazzi present.  I did two miles.  Woo hoo.  Just call me “Speedy.”  Heh.