Thursday, March 16, 2006

Caregiving: Corned Beef & Cabbage

     Something as common place as making plans for a family dinner together at home is something we have not been able to dependably do for two years. Now with the wheelchair accessible van part of our family, transferring Patti is no longer an unknown variable.    

     This van continues to impact daily life in so many positive ways. I’m tempted to use the word “blessing”; except, I suspect there is some truth in advertising law that prohibits language implying divine favor upon a Dodge.  

     Tonight was our St. Patrick’s Day Family Dinner because tomorrow will find the three of us headed in three different directions. After all when a Patrick marries a Patti and their daughter is named Megan, you can safely guess there will be a Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner. <grin>  

     While AOL Radio entertained us with St. Patrick's Day music in the background, we enjoyed my 2006 menu:  



Kerrygold Vintage Irish Cheddar Cheese (imported)


Irish Soda Bread (bakery fresh)


Corned Beef & Cabbage (cooked in crock pot 12 hrs)

… corned beef, carrots, onions, and cabbage


Dublin Mudslide Ice Cream (Ben & Jerry’s)

Irish cream liqueur ice cream with chocolate chip cookies

& a coffee fudge swirl


 Italian Roast Coffee


     Leftovers? Just enough stashed away for a corned beef sandwich for ME for tomorrow. <grin>  


  1. yum yum we me having ours tomorrow :)


  2. Oh, I'm hungry after reading that menu! It sounded delicious. Just dawned on me that you are Patrick and your wife is Patti; that is cute. Confusing at times? I had friends at one time that were both named Terry/Teri. Talk about confusing.

    glad the van is bringing a new founded joy in your life


  3. We are on our second Enter Van by Brawn--A Dodge Caravan.  The firsit was 7 years old and doing great but since we were moving to a remote area and didn't know if we could find a dealer closer that several hundred miles we purchased a new one.  
    This one has power everything and I love that linen gold!  Congratulations on your acquitation.  


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