Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table. ~ Bob Ehrlich
SUNDAY SUPPERS #1 – NEW ENGLAND BOILED DINNER
One of the the traditions I would love to see make a comeback in our country is time spent around the table at dinnertime. Wouldn’t it be great if cell phones were put away, the TV was turned off and families paid attention to one another? There are many things that have fallen by the wayside in this technological, social media age. It is an easy trap to fall into and I have not been without my share of shortcomings. I want to get better.
With this in mind I am starting a new series on Sunday Suppers. Each recipe will be simple to prepare without a lot of fuss to make sitting down as a family easier and more enjoyable. I will post each Sunday Suppers recipe on Saturday in hopes that it will give you inspiration and a little extra push to take at least one meal out of the week to enjoy with your family without distraction.
Do you have a tradition for meal time in your family?
What is your trick to keep your family engaged during dinner time?
Blessings to you and your family and enjoy your Sunday Supper.
- 1 (3-4 lb) Corned Beef Brisket
- 6 carrots, scrubbed well and cut in half
- 3 large turnips, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
- 1 cabbage, cored and cut into 6 wedges
- 1 large onion, cut into 6 wedges
- 6 medium potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
- Sea Salt to taste, optional.
- Place brisket into large dutch oven, add seasoning packet and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 2½ to 3 hours, until tender.
- Add carrots, turnips, cabbage and onions and more water, if necessary. Simmer additional 30 minutes.
- Add potatoes, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender.
- Season with sea salt, if necessary.
- Remove brisket, thinly slice across grain. Place on platter with vegetables.
- Serve hot.
New England Boiled Dinner adapted from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook: New England Boiled Dinner
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