If you have the time, plan a New England boiled dinner
featuring steamed cabbage (traditionally cut into quarter heads, not chopped or diced), steamed potatoes, steamed onions, and steamed carrots.
* Cabbage, however, does can nicely, especially in things like good old "Boiled Dinner
," a Northwoods staple (carrots, cabbage, onions, potatoes and ham or corned beef).
That's my version of Wales' national dish, which can be found all over the world in its various forms (think of Pot-Au-Feu, Bollito misto or New England Boiled Dinner
, for example).
In New England their boiled dinner
has a chicken as the centrepiece, and in the West Indies no celebration is complete without spicy fried chicken and the accompanying peas and rice.
Jane spent a morning picking dandelion greens with Mabelle, our ninety-year-old cousin, then stewed the greens up with salt pork according to practice, as she made red flannel hash out of leftover boiled dinner
, grinding up beets to make the redness according to practice.
Finish boiled corned turkey with a baked-on glaze for a variation on a classic boiled dinner
. Cold cooked corned turkey fills in for corned beef in Reuben sandwiches, in a cold salad, and in hash.