I am not a good cook. Due to our crazy schedules most of our meals are already prepared and easy to cook. On the rare occasions we make a meal, that work is always left to Chris who can actually cook.
Early this week Chris thought I was crazy when I told him let’s make an Irish meal on St. Patrick’s Day. I hate to admit it since I’m Irish but I’ve never had corned beef and cabbage. I don’t eat beef so I looked up a vegetarian recipe and got what I needed for the meal, substituting seitan for the beef.
Chris remained very skeptical of my ambitious attempt at dinner and was prepared to have a backup meal in case this was a disaster, which given my limited cooking skills was a possibility.
After waiting for meltdowns from 4 of 5 kids to end (I swear Chris’ last hour of work is the witching hour when the kids lose it!), I began the work and in about an hour we had our Irish meal.
We both ate several servings and Reese enjoyed some as well, which means we were either all really hungry or it was actually a decent meal. So I will call one of my first attempts at a holiday meal a success. If anything, we enjoyed something different that we normally would never have.
Just don’t expect a Cooking with Erin blog to develop. This was a limited holiday run of my cooking skills.