Cold salad aside? In this family cold salad necessarily means potato salad, prepared the way my Mom used to make it with poppyseed dressing, celery, salt, plenty of pepper, hard boiled egg and loads of chopped sweet gherkins. Mmmnnn, the Corned Beef Redux menu was starting to shape up nicely.
So how did this all turn out? Did the sandwich live up to two days of anticipation? Could the same woman who had a full on train wreck of culinary flops all in one meal so recently pull everything back together and produce a plate of delicious this go round?
The modified Reuben. A Celebration of March type sandwich featuring oven baked corned beef, AustinAgrodolce Secret Sauce, cooked cabbage and onion and havarti cheese, all piled high on buttery quick grilled pumpernickel bread.Sides? Homesick Texan's Farewell to Winter Carrot Raisin salad and my Mom's Potato salad.
Am I over fretting about the warm weather now? That would be a big Hell Yeah. This was as satisfying a combination as I will ever need for a meal, no matter what the weather is up to. Plus we have leftovers of everything so this meal can be reproduced in a couple of days if we so desire. I really like that feeling when there is an extra meal just waiting in the wings that way. Don't you?Ah, Saint Patrick! Thanks for chasing those snakes out of Ireland and for making March the semi-official Month of Corned Beef with Cabbage. Served piping hot or as a cold cut in a sandwich either one, it is enough to bring out a little Irish in everyone.