Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So...is anyone else having brisket and cabbage for the new year?

I'm planning on surprising the fam (only two other people, whew, am I adventurous or WHAT!) with a big, tender, smokey brisket tomorrow served with cooked red cabbage and boiled potatoes...Here comes every Irish gene I possess...well, the ones that my older sister was kind enough not to suck up and keep for herself when SHE was born...yeesh!...that girl took every cute McCoy/Murphy gene in the gene pool, which include pretty eyes, freckles, curly hair, pretty shoulders, long legs (let's face it, Irish people are gorgeous) and left me to gather what I could from what was left. I arrived in the gene pool department and threw together some Hungarian/Russian material and whatever was left from the Emerald Isle...nice...thx sis...

Anyway, I'm planning this big brisket because Peter, who's "people" stepped off the Mayflower (don't get me started on how weird and focused those people had to be, hence the obstinacy and other issues associated with those of New England-and I'm saying that with love and respect) has cell-memory for this kind of food. He ADORES it. And since he wouldn't read a blog if the menu of his next meal depended on it, he'll never know....so...neener neener Peter....everyone knows what you're having for dinner tomorrow except you...neener neener....Oh yea, the immaturity?...that's a recessive gene that NO ONE will accept responsibility for....

4 comments:

hi, i'm nancy! said...

Debbie, you're a hoot. You crack me up. (Your friend, Earlene, is pretty funny, too, by the way.)

Anyway, no, we are not having brisket and cabbage - we are having pork and sauerkraut. Mom and Dad are bringing two crockpots to Abby and Eli's - one with pork chops and sauerkraut and the other with kielbasa and sauerkraut (Abby's favorite). Per and I are bringing a crockpot of mashed potatoes. We're gonna set those crockpots on the counter, everyone's gonna ignore the food, and we're gonna play with the babies all day!

Happy New Year!

The Katzbox said...

As it should be. And I'm with Abby, I love kielbasa and sauerkraut with mashed potatoes personally...and what a perfect way to ring in the new year!!!! PERFECTION!!!!

Em Dog said...

OH, nancy! What a fun day!!! Mom, I had an asian pear salad and some avacado eggrolls. Sorry to abandon the tradition but I married a slusser. . . I think sauerkruat was left at the alter. :) Love him, anyway! When we're home in the spring, let's get together and do that. I think I am staying with Dad in his basement. It will be a good hub for the grandkids to play! LOVE!!
xoxo-emmy

The Katzbox said...

Em, I was going to offer you Mom's house...but maybe Dad's place is better. It's closer to Eli and Abby's place, as well as Jette's. Let me know. Either one is fine. Peter and I can stay anyway...even Eric's.