Our St. Patrick’s Day tradition here in Haslett is visiting The Watershed for corned beef and cabbage. But in addition to this traditional holiday meal, we also got the loud drunk lady for free included with our meal. But it’s all good, because it’s a drinking holiday, and you expect that sort of thing. Of course, this was a teaching moment to explain to my daughter the effects of alcohol. That is the second time we’ve had to do that – I’m hoping it will sink
Now onto the food.
OK, it tasted better than it looked. Let’s face it – corned beef is not the most visually appealing food. But the meat was very tender and tasty – my 5-year old wanted me to save some for her lunch the next day. And there were three slabs of meat, so they were quite generous. And the potatoes and carrots were good as well, though there were not many of them. Cabbage is cabbage. More potatoes, less cabbage.
I always have a green beer on this most special of days. I’m usually forced to have Bud Light or Miller Lite or some other golden-colored water substitute. But at The Watershed, they could greenify any beer on tap, so I decided on the Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, and that was a good choice, if I do say so myself – it had twice the heart of any other beer. And Andrea also made a good selection with her Sam Adams Alpine Spring.
Next year, you know where to go. Ireland. But if not, go to Haslett.