Sunday, March 18, 2007

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE and Global Warming

Yesterday, in a frenzy comparable only to the rush on the annual Thanksgiving turkey, shoppers converged on grocery stores for corned beef brisket and green cabbage to top off their Saint Patrick's Day celebration.  I was among those crazed shoppers.  As many of you already know I am not Irish although based on my father's 'Heinz 57' description of his heritage I wouldn't be at all surprised if there's a little bit o'blarney tossed into the mix somewhere along the line.  Not that being Irish has anything to do with celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  In fact the traditional St. Paddy's Day dish, corned beef and cabbage, actually originated right here in the good ole US of A.

After searching unsuccessfully a day and a half for the elusive green cabbage head I was just about to throw in the dish towel and and settle for red cabbage instead but Dickidoo was adamant.  It had to be corned beef and green cabbage or nothing at all.  We tried one more store and was rewarded by a lone produce crate full of the smooth waxy leafed vegetable, quite possibly the last in the country. 

Yes!

We ate bowls full of the spicy meat covered with chopped green cabbage, potatoes, onions and carrots, and topped off with a generous squirt of yellow mustard.  If my stomach had lips it would have been smiling.  But it doesn't so the lips on my face smiled instead.  Today, after work I had yet another generous helping of left overs.  Judging by the level in the pot I wasn't the only one to do so.

Just think of all the people in the country, nay... in the world  who enjoyed cabbage with their corned beef last night, and maybe left overs today.  Think what the Global Air Pollution Index must be reading by now.  

Gasp! 

I think I just solved the mystery behind the cause of Global Warming... its the result of millions and millions of people on the earth eating corned beef and cabbage every year on March 17th and then farting for two days following the meal.  An annual global fart fest if you will.  There just hasto be repercussions.  The gas has got to go somewhere.  After smelling some of the stuff wafting around here I can see how an unusually excessive barrage of methane could have an effect on the earth's atmosphere... thus... Global Warming!

"What... the Nobel Prize?  For me?  Aw, shucks, it was nothing but a little bit of cabbage gas!"

Hahahaha!  I love corned beef and cabbage!

7 comments:

princesssaurora said...

Ewww... I hate it... but, enjoy!!!!  lol

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

rdautumnsage said...

LOL!!! That must be it!! I think it may be warming up already, yikes the snow is melting from the warmth. (Hugs) Indigo

glensfork4 said...

I like the cabbage, but not the corned beef....Is that what I felt jarring the ground this morning....???

Michele
http://journals.aol.com/glensfork4/these-are-my-thoughts/

mzgoochi said...

I love it too and you got me wanting some. I like mine with cornbread and lots of butter. Never tried it with mustard though.

jckfrstross said...

LOL love corned beef and cabbage and carrots and tatoes we tried a new dish to go with it called Colcannon. yummy stuff

Deb

nhd106 said...

I had plenty of cabbage...but yucky corned beef!  Go check out my entry...you'll see what I mean!  lol
Nancy

wumzels2 said...

i love corned beef and cabbage as well...........but have to be really careful of the cabbage.........my great grandfather died from eating cabbage.............it cause really bad gas......and it backed up around his heart and caused a major heart attack..........so i eat cabbage rarely and very little when i do..........but still love it dearly.  thanks dorn, for making me remember the smell............oh, i mean of cabbage and corned beef cooking.............hee hee.

regina