Friday, March 13, 2009



I can't believe another week has just flown by! The middle of March and April is soon to be here with everything we have all been waiting for.....lilacs, tulips, sweet daffodils, and one of my top favorites, Lily Of The Valley. I have loved their sweet scent since I was a little girl growing up in Omaha, Ne.

With the week flying by I found I was not really ready for PINK SATURDAY, but what I have been working on for eBay is pink, so I will share those with you. But first....

Tuesday is St, Patricks day and I will be making my delicious corned beef, potatoes cabbage and carrots. Lemon Meringue Pie is for dessert. Would you like the recipe for the best corned beef on earth? I will share it with you if you won't tell anyone else. HeHeHe.

Start your corned beef early in the morning and let it simmer with the spices until about an hour before your meal.

Most of the corned beef come with spices and I always add to those,
bay leaves and
2 Tbls. of whole cloves and
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and halved.
Put the corned beef in cold water in a deep pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer. As I said I let mine simmer all day so it is very, very tender.

When it is done, lift meat, carefully as it wants to fall apart, into a shallow baking dish. Start oven at 350 degrees.

Now for the awesome sauce which I triple:
2 TBLS of butter or margarine
1/3 cup of brown sugar, packed...I use Splenda Brown Sugar.
1 TBLS Mustard (Prepared)
1/2 cup of ketchup
3 TBLS of cider vinegar

Mix ingredients smoothly together in a small saucepan, adding a little water or liquid from the kettle if needed. Heat and stir only until blended. Pour over corned beef.

Bake 30 minutes or until browned, basting occasionally.

While this is baking I put in carrots, red potatoes, (peeled and cut) and cabbage in the water the corned beef was cooking in.

Cook until tender...drain and serve with corned beef. Guaranteed....You will get raves with this recipe and you won't wait until St, Pat's Day 2010, to make it again!

The reason I make so much extra sauce as it is so delicious drizzled over the vegetables and people always want extra sauce on their meat. I usually do two corned beefs and four or five times the sauce recipe. Really!! If you try it, you will understand why!

Enjoy and Happy St. Patricks Day!

**Now for some PINK.**




Thank you for stopping by and saying "Hi"
and have a wonderful week!


Susan said...

cute pink bunny!! Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Your Bunnies are so sweet and soft looking~what a pretty Pink Saturday Blog~

marian elizabeth

kari and kijsa said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
kari & kijsa

The Pink Bird House said...

Jil, I am so in love with our fru-fru bunny and her egg in a cup! Oh my gosh, that is just so precious. You really do create the most adorable bunnies, their faces really "talk" to me. And those bunny print green potholders! I have to go check out your ebay listings right now.

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Cute pink post!

~ Gabriela ~

Mimi said...

What a wonderful blog and just great Pink Saturday sharing. Thanks so much. This is the one day of the week when I get to totally indulge my ♥ for pink!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Your creations are so pretty, as always. We may just have to do that corned beef recipe.

Claudia said...

Cute bunny! Happy Pink Saturday!

Amy said...

Love the bunny, egg, and pot holders.. so Springy!

Anonymous said...

Wow, What beautiful things. Your bunnies are beautiful and I love your pot holders and things. I can see you are very talented!

Happy Pink Saturday.


Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Jil,
The bunnies are so adorable!! Oh my gosh! You can see the quality of how well they are made even in the pictures.

I'm going to copy your corned beef recipe and try it. I always forget to celebrate St Patrick's day and he's supposed to be my patron saint! Oh well, I'll be celcebrating this year with your recipe. Thanks for sharing!!
Patricia :o)

Anonymous said...

Aaaaawwww she is so cute and adorable! She is perfect for all occasion. but the basket with the egg is such a wonderful addition :-)Oh! pretty! Pretty! Pretty!

Kris said...

awwwwww' what a sweet bunny.
Love the potholder and towel, very spring!!

Happy PS


EnglishCottageRose said...

Hi Jil, I am shocked and honored to be your first comment. I am slowly making my way down the list and know this will easily take me all week to finish. Your corned beef sounds delightful and delious too. Your bunnies are so sweet and have no problem selling. I hope your kitchen items sell as well. Happy Pink Saturday my friend, Char
I post under someplace in thyme and not english cottage rose. I can't find a way to change it.

Beverly said...

Jil, I think I'm going to your house for St. Patricks Day dinner. It sounds delicious.

I am in love with that beautiful bunny, and with the kitchen set, too.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Lee Laurie said...

All of your things are so pretty! I'm going over to check your ebay out now!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Jil!
I made your Corned Beef and cabbage yesterday. I have to tell you it was DELICIOUS!! That sauce is AMAZINGLY good. We ate up ALL the meat, and it was just three of us. I'm going to try this sauce on ribs next. Thanks for the great recipe!
Patricia :o)

Vintage To Chic said...

thanks Jill for joining the fun, I love your bunnies and will check your estsy site,

Andrea said...

Oh, Jil - everything looks lovely! (Of course!!) Your corned beef recipe sounds delish - I wish I had read it YESTERDAY! Oh well - I've written it down for next time.

I hope you and Tom are well. I've wondered, too, what you hear from Derek? Have been thinking about him lately.

Take care. Spring is soooooooo close now - can you smell it?


wendy humphreys said...

What a pretty bunny!
This is a very pretty site, with
such a beautiful title how could it
be wonderful:)

Donna Lynn said...

Such beautiful things your making, I admire your sewing ability, I am a fast food seamstress, I try not to let anyone look too closely!:)

Love your blog and enjoyed my visit.
Blessings and happy Spring,
Donna Lynn