People always ask me if I’m excited for St. Patrick’s Day. Um… not really. I’m not Irish. I dislike beer, and I can’t STAND boiled dinner. But for those of you who enjoy this holiday, I wish you well – and here’s a classic boiled dinner recipe from the 1950 Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook to prove it. Love that it’s “New England” boiled dinner. Not “Irish.” Yet still part of the holiday tradition.
I love that Ms. Crocker does not advise WHICH herbs and seasonings to add. Choose at your own discretion. Also, “remove scum” is excellent advice in general, not just during cooking.
I raise a glass of the finest Irish whiskey to you, as that is the only way I will be able to choke down that nasty flaccid cabbage.