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So yeah, beef got expensive and has stayed expensive. The current drop in gas prices may cut price, but we won't know until next year probably.
GOOD POINT!!! You know what I just realized? I couldn't care less about St Patrick's day, it's more of an excuse to have an idea for a menu and to explore a dish I wouldn't have otherwise cooked. But I can live with celebrating the day after!! Great idea.
I feel pretty much as you do about SPD, FF. Not a huge fan of corned beef. If I had an extra fridge or freezer, I would stock up on turkey, after Thanksgiving. I luv turkey.
Although... I wouldn't mind trying one of these triple-decker, turkey etc. sandwiches in San Diego.
I'm seriously considering just getting a couple packs of corned beef and throwing them in the crock pot for tomorrow morning's meal in the park. I could also boil some potatoes and throw them in to rewarm in the morning. Hmm...
St. Patrick was a stick-up-his-arse ascetic anyway. Strange to celebrate him with food and beer, he would not approve :)
Yeah stop shopping price per lb, just final cost of package. Costco needs to do something about cost of their packs, just way to high. Saw one for $110.00 was a big chunk of beef over foot long. I starting to thing costco and bjs savings aren't there anymore, do better in a super market.
We took my wife's mother to a good local restaurant for Mothers Day- it was packed to the roof and service from the harried staff took forever. We went a favorite local Irish restaurant for Saint Patrick's Day- the bar was full, the tables were full, the aisles were full. The servers couldn't get through and it was literally difficult to raise your drink to your mouth when we finally got served
I was probably the only one of Irish descent (my mother's side) in the place, aside from some of the staff.
Since then, if we're going out for a holiday meal, we go a day or maybe a week later.