March 16, 2010

Happy Pre-Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Pre-Saint Patrick’s Day!

selfdrive_st_patrick1Want to read more on St. Patrick? Click here

Our family made corn beef and cabbage tonight (thanks to a recipe given by a teacher at our co-op!) It was VERY good. (the kids were hesitant!) and the house was SMELLY!

IMG_3203Recipe courtesy of the Food Network: Note: This is not a health food! But it sure does taste good!

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 green head of cabbage
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 can corn beef (2 if using to feed 6 people)

Cook bacon in large pot over med heat until almost crisp. Remove and set aside. Melt the butter in the pot with bacon grease. Add cabbage, stirring well to coast the cabbage in fat. Add about 1/3 cup of water and salt and pepper to taste. Cover pot with a lid and cook over med heat for about 10-15 minutes. Then add crumbled bacon and chunks of corned beef. Cover and cook until desired tenderness of cabbage.

1/3 cup of water does not seem like a lot, but cabbage has a lot of water in it and will cook down. Add more if needed but not in the beginning!

Reading catch up: Deut 6 through 16:17 (download the chronological Bible reading schedule to the right!)

What speaks to me? A lot! But I will choose a couple :)

Deut. 10:12 What does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all HIs ways, to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD’S commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?

Deut. 10:20 Fear the LORD your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and take your oaths His name. He is your praise; He is your God!

I am thankful that we have a God who doesn’t just want our obedience—but He wants our LOVE! That makes a huge difference in a relationship, doesn’t it?

I will hold fast to my God today—during times of unknown, especially as we walk a path today in our family with a quite a bit of unknowns. I will hold on to His promises and to His love for me. I will hold fast in faith and trust. He IS my praise!


  1. i love the real story of st. patty! can't wait until my kids are old enough to teach them about the real meaning of the day.

  2. Me too Carissa! We talked about it at dinner over our cabbage tonight! Pretty amazing! I have a holiday file of all the 'real' stories I find of people to share with the kids during holidays. Part of homeschooling that I love (even if the big kids do give me an eye roll every now and then--I KNOW They will remember it!)

  3. I too love the real story of St. Patrick. Happy St. Patty's day

  4. I just clicked on your link about St Patrick. I can't believe I never heard any of that before! It's a very cool story.


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