I've had enough.
We've eaten corned beef and cabbage twice this week and I still have enough for a third dinner. I can't eat it again tonight so I had W4D bring home pizza. I'll make a big salad with EVOO, balsamic and feta. We can nosh on pizza, feel healthy eating the salad, and get buzzed on all the leftover beer in the fridge.
I am not much of a beer drinker and there's a reason I only make corned beef and cabbage once a year. Oh, I like it just fine but I think it must have 20 gazillion calories and enough of those calories from fat to nourish a small Eskimo village for a year. And, I am really good about trimming up the meat. After I fully cook it the normal way, I glaze the meat and broil it, cooking it a second time to render it even more. (Do people not in the South know what render means? Someone, please let me know.) Plus, I slice corned beef as thin as paper with the electric knife.
Anyway, how can one corned beef dinner go on and on forever? I don't like to freeze the cabbage and taters and carrots so I'll have to serve it again by tomorrow. Or, maybe I can make a soup with the veggies and serve Rueben sandwiches. I have rye bread and Swiss cheese on hand. I can pick up some sauerkraut and make Thousand Island dressing at home. Yep, that's the ticket! Ruebens and soup!
Suddenly, I feel thinner.