Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Ok, I'm confused by the whole St Patrick's Day legends and rituals.

First, St Patrick was born to Roman parents, so, that would make him Italian. Second, he was born in Scotland or Wales, so he could be Welsh or Scottish. So, what the hell is up with all the Irish stuff?

And worse, what the hell is up with that dinner?

I go to my local Jewish Deli and get boiled spuds and boiled cabbage, along with some greasy beef. What kind of meal is that?

Now get serious here, wouldn't lasagna make for a better dinner? Add a loaf of garlic bread, maybe a little vino, and that beats the crap out of green beer and my Jewish Deli special dinner.

Now, I just have to convince the Crotchety Old Lady.

Looks like I'll be eating boiled potato and cabbage tonight. Photobucket

But, at least the Jewish rye bread is really good.

Just for fun, here are some pictures and reviews of my local Jewish Deli (it's about 5 minutes from my house):




CH!CA said...

I'll take lasagna anytime of the week! Especially homeade! *drools*

MA Fat woman said...

I guess you can be Da 'O man today. Top of the morning to ya!

Lauren said...

That food looks nasty. I wouldn't want to eat it either. Jewish Rye IS yummy tho! :)

Lola said...

I made our Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots tonight because we've got an appointment tomorrow and I won't have time. It was delicious. Always makes me wonder why we only think to buy it in March.

Me-Me King said...

I have first hand knowledge of "this meal", my mother is from Ireland. Every single thing she set in front of us was boiled to death. We hated it when she served meat loaf - what a mess.

rutgersmb said...

The funny part is they don't eat corned beef in Ireland. I just booked my tickets to go back to the Emerald Isle.

Adullamite said...

Patrick was Romanised Welsh, and enslaved by the Irish. The evidence for him is sketchy and confused, as you can imagine, and for some reason he became a 'patron saint.'

Quite why the Yanks go in for it instead of 'Tartan Day' which is more important I cannot understand?

Michelle said...

Old Man, in the second linky supersized meals, thats you on the left right??? WOOHOO!!!


ReformingGeek said...

Wow! My arteries clogged just reading that first review and looking at the photographs.

But I will admit to liking corned beef and cabbage though!

shyne said...

Oh my, that pictured pastrami sandwich in the first link looks SO good! And, it's only 1/2? Wow.

I never could understand the green beer thing.........it's just so wrong to play with beer like that.

Jenn Thorson said...

My mother used to go to great trouble to make cream of corned beef soup, Irish soda bread, all sorts of stuff...

We're Swedish. :)

Don said...

Geez, that damned pastrami and onion bread is almost worth a round trip fare to Edison.

Stacie said...

ah, top of the mornin to ya. :)

happy st patty's day!

Da Old Man said...

@ Chica: You and me, both

@ MA: Top of the morning to you, too.

@ Lauren: I'm not a fan

@ Lola: Mrs. is going to the Jewish deli on her way home from work today.

@ Me-Me: Sorry. I can't imagine eating boiled food all the time.

@ Rutgers: I wonder how it became a staple here.

@ Adullamite: Who knows? I blame the green beer.

@ Michelle: Nope. I'm not in any of the pictures.

@ Reforming: I'm sure the restaurant has a cardologist on staff.

@ Shyne: Yup, it's only half. The sandwiches are made to be shared with 3 or 4. We rarely go there, because if we don't eat the same thing, we'll have leftovers for a week. Dinner is a real committment.

@ Jenn: That is so cool-- Swedish style Irish food. Someday I'll blog about the scary Chinese/Indian/Italian restaurants we have around here.

@ Don: It tastes really good. But my arteries start to close just looking at it.

@ Stacie: Same to you.

Shawn said...

What's also weird is that apparently St. Patrick was known for wearing a certain color. That color was blue.

I don't care if I live to see another hundred St. Patrick's Days (which is likely), I'm not eating corned beef and cabbage.

Marie said...

Beannachtai na Feile Padraig!!

When my grandmother first came here from Ireland and someone offered her cabbage, she was appalled. They fed cabbage to the pigs at home!!! And she had never heard of corned beef.

We usually have salmon and mashed potatoes at our house. I boil the potatoes and poach the salmon, so I guess that falls into the 'boiled dinner' category. lol

Jormengrund said...

Well, after a New England boiled dinner (lovingly referred to as an Irish staple) you can know that a well-deserved colonic could be in your future..

Happy St. Paddy's Day DOM!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I love corned beef and cabbage. I'll slip you a big plate of lasagna and you can give me the corned beef and cabbage. Deal?

Have a terrific day Crotchety. :)

Kirsten said...

Why do you think the Irish get so drunk? They have to deal with that food every day!

Kate said...

Do not bash the corned beef and cab. I only get it once a year and omg, is it gooooood.

C.B. Jones said...

You couldn't pay me to eat that stuff...without a big bottle of Tabasco on hand.

Even then it'd be tough to keep it down.

Nooter said...

mmm.... lasagna...

Da Old Man said...

@ Shawn: On my hundredth, I'll eat it.

@ Marie: I talked to one of my Irish friend's this morning, and she told me about the corned beef, too.

@ Jormen: I have the large bottle of "Colon Blow" on order.

@ Sandee: Deal. You have a great day, too.

@ Kirsten: That explains the mass quantities of beer.

@ Kate: I put up with it once a year.

@ CB: I cover it with mustard and ketchup.

@ Nooter: The real food of the gods.

Swirl Girl said...

What I wouldn't give for some real Russian Rye and some really good corned beef and pastrami.

Jewish Deli's in California ? That's an oxymoron.

Not a deli with avocado slices on everything.

dani c said...

Yummmmm lasagna..

The Self-Deprechaun said...

I wonder what the end product will look like given all that green beer.

I hope that will be your next "Caption This"

Anonymous said...

Jewish rye bread. Oh yeah and some of that pastrami, that would be good. Corned beef: eh. Cabbage: even more eh, but Jewish rye bread, oh, yeah.

Ram Venkatararam said...

Gimme the lasagna too. Or better yet, a nice curry. And a little diet Ram Cola to wash it down

Anonymous said...

Is that what corned beef looks like? Ick.

Da Old Man said...

@ Swirl: That wouldn't go around here. Avacado in a deli? LOL

@ Dani: I know what I'm having this weekend, once all this stupid cabbage is gone.

@ Self: Oh no you don't.

@ Unfinished: That would work for me. Pastrami on rye is awesome.

@ Ram: Sounds great. Curry and a Diet Ram.

@ Blueviolet: Yep.

HealthNutWannabeDad said...

My friend, if you've eaten my wife's lasagna, then you've lived a full life.


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