I don't eat meat (except fish and shellfish) very often, but I get very excited when corned beef goes on sale. I've always liked corned beef and it can be difficult to find at other times of the year. I usually buy several packages around St. Patrick's Day and freeze for sandwiches and hash during other times of the year.
I'm far from being Irish; however, I do wear lots of green and I cooked my corned beef last night. I wasn't hungry at dinner time, so I put it in the fridge. I cooked the veggies this morning and I'm having corned beef, cabbage and other veggies for lunch. I was going to have that for dinner tonight as well, but the doggies got at the cooling veggies while I was doing my hair. When I went to put the veggies in the fridge, the plastic container was on the floor, all the carrots were gone, green beans were getting scarfed down and the potatoes had been tossed aside. I'm just glad the cabbage wedges were still cooking at that time and they didn't eat any. That would have caused a nightmare to their digestive tract and a nightmare for my carpet.
Back to the corned beef, I bought a corned beef round this year because it's leaner, but it's not as good as regular brisket -- ended up way drier and tougher than l expected. Should I have cooked it differently or should I just avoid buying round vs. brisket? I simmered it at a low temp for a couple of hours. With brisket, it was usually falling apart tender at that point. The round was more expensive, too.