Saturday, March 17, 2012

Get your Afro-chaun on---It's St. Patty's Day!

I don't know about you guys, but we are stoked for St. Patty's day! 

Awesome Afro-chaun Jeff

Poor St. Patrick, he was probably a really pious guy. I'm not sure what he did to get his own day--I bet he cured lepers and gave sight to the blind, but 99% of the population thinks he's the patron saint of green beer and bad decisions. 

While green beer is on the HELLS NO list, here at CAAM, bad decision making is always on the HELLS YES list, so we are all in for March 17! 


I'm here to share a St.Patty's day recipe with you.  My sister gave it to me the other day and it sounded good and  perfect for your St. Patrick's day festivities.   Whereas, I would eat soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, EZ-Go Joe does NOT think that soup, a meal makes.  He, like Jenni, needs a full plate, preferably with something that had a face on it.  But when my sister described the recipe to me, I thought that this soup might just be hearty enough, even for EZ-Go Joe. 

Grab a head of cabbage.  I rough chopped about 2/3 of the head and put it into a large soup pot.  Throw in some chopped carrots and just let it wilt down (stir occassionaly--you don't really need to babysit it) 

While you've got that going, cut the sausage out of the casing. I imagine that you could just chop up the sausage, but I think that it's best to cut out of the casing.  Sausage casing is seriously disgusting.  It's nasty. . throw that shit out. 

After you've browned the sausage, toss it in with the wilted cabbage and carrots.   Add in a can of cream of potato and some milk (You'll find that I'm kind of a fly by the seat of my pants cook. Measurements are over-rated.  You know the consistency of soup.  I think you can handle it. ) I threw in some cheese too.  (I had cheddar on hand, but I think that swiss would be better)  Salt and pepper to taste, and I add crushed red pepper to almost everything that I make. 

If you are a good wife, you'll pair with a beautiful crusty bread like this:

No knead crusty bread
 But if you're a sub-par wife, like me, you'll throw some of these on a plate:


And, if this is your car, you might be tempted to make the soup-as the top bumper sticker indicates you're a fan.  But due to the amount of cabbage in this soup, I wouldn't recommend you eat and drive after this one.   

Thanks to Allison for spotting this and capturing for us!

This morning I tried my hand at green monster muffins:

Using my trusty Magic Bullet, I whirled up some milk, applesauce, banana, and spinach.  Throw in an egg, 1/4c. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp baking powder and soda and 1.5 c of flour.  Dash of cinnamon if it floats your boat.   Bake at 400 for 15 mins.  


Only two children are upright today--the middle man has the flu.  Just in time for spring break.  Awesome! But those two gobbled up their Green Monster Muffins!

Hope you all have a great St. Patty's day! May it be filled with beer and loads of bad decisions.


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