The Norwegian and the German are about four days behind the Irish, but we did have our Corned Beef and Cabbage today. I have to say, in the 40+ years that I have cooked corned beef, this was the best one ever!! We picked it up at Costco and the brand is Mosey's. It was delicious, lean and easy to slice. 40+ years...that is quite a testament, but very true!!
We also served Cathy's Colcannon. She posted it on her blog "Wives with Knives." It was delicious and made me wonder why I had never tried it before. Thank you, Cathy!
The wine picked out by the Trout was a Murphy-Goode 2007 Zinfandel. It was excellent. Fred on "Bigger Than Your Head" wrote about this same wine. I love reading the flavors that tasters find in a wine. If I may quote, "At 15.4 percent alcohol, it packs a heady hit as well as the sweetness that a high alcohol often conveys. Black current and blueberry flavors, with a hint of fleshy boysenberry, are threaded with briers and brambles, polished tannins and dusty granite, and sweet, spiced plums. The wine slides through your mouth like plush velvet woven with iron fillings. " When you have all these fruits and minerals named for you, you can slowly enjoy a sip of wine and actually taste them all. This wine was a lovely treat.