Thinking of Corned Beef & Cabbage for St. Patty's Day...???

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Gregory Morrow, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Yup.....St. Patty's Day is coming, but Corned Beef & Cabbage isn't


    I just want to put something straight
    About what should be on your plate,
    If it's corned beef you're makin'
    You're sadly mistaken,
    That isn't what Irishmen ate.

    If you ever go over the pond
    You'll find it's of bacon they're fond,
    All crispy and fried,
    With some cabbage beside,
    And a big scoop of praties beyond.

    Your average Pat was a peasant
    Who could not afford beef or pheasant.
    On the end of his fork
    Was a bit of salt pork,
    As a change from potatoes 'twas pleasant.

    This custom the Yanks have invented,
    Is an error they've never repented,
    But bacon's the stuff
    That all Irishmen scoff,
    With fried cabbage it is supplemented.

    So please get it right this St. Paddy's.
    Don't feed this old beef to your daddies.
    It may be much flasher,
    But a simple old rasher,
    Is what you should eat with your tatties."

    ©Frances Shilliday 2004