Although there isn’t a drop of Irish blood in my family tree, without fail every March 17th my mom would cook up a HUGE batch of corned beef and cabbage…I say huge because I’ve got 6 brothers and sisters, so 9 of us all together–we’re pretty much our own baseball team. We all devoured it, dressed in as much green as we could possibly find to cover us head to toe. And woe betide the sibling who forgot…our pinchers were at the ready, and we weren’t a gentle bunch!
My son surprised me the other morning. He came to the table during breakfast carrying three Everyday Food magazines and said, “Mom, I was looking through these and picked out three recipes I’d like you to make.” What? My 10-year old son was looking at cooking magazines? And actually found it interesting enough to pick out some recipes? I turned giddy. I instantly had visions of us spending hours cooking together, watching cooking shows together, talking about recipe ideas and interesting ingredients. I said, “Sure, of course! We can make them together!” He showed me the recipes, we tagged the pages, and the plan was set in motion.