The Feast of St Patrick’s Day at the Crane Home

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The Feast of St Patrick’s Day at the Crane Home

I am sitting here late on Sunday night smelling the aroma of Corn Beef and Cabbage along with Shepherd’s Pie in the oven at the other end of the house. 

It is an amazing smell that I have grown accustomed to every year for the past 30 years.  It is a time that the whole family and many friends always look forward to since my lovely bride always takes these things very seriously.  The results are very tasty and the family and friends that it attracts are so precious.

For many in Wisconsin, it’s about green beer and an impressive amount of it is consumed around here.  But for us it is about the meal and family, and it is always nice to see how the kids and friends will plan their schedules around when Sally will be providing this tasty meal.

I know that many people don’t think that they like the taste of cooked cabbage, but that is only because they have never had it done right, many have come here for this annual event and discovered how great cabbage can taste when married to the proper mix of corned beef and spices, along with a scoop of shepherd’s pie.

And then when all of our guests have had their fill, Sally exclaims, who wants pie?

We are generally too full for pie, but a small slice of chocolate and mint pie with green creamy mint topping cannot be resisted.

Let me know if you will be stopping by and we will put another plate on the table.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!





 Jared Shelburne


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You sure make it sound inviting Bob, thanks for the invite!

Mar 16, 2014 11:43 PM #1
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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You definitely make it sound exciting.  This morning I woke to the smell of corned beef.  Jean started one in the crock pot last night.  Unfortunately I'll be late for dinner tonight, as I have a closing at the end of business an hour from our house.


Mar 17, 2014 12:57 AM #2
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
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Bob- this sounds like a wonderful tradition!  My family does the same thing- although many consume a lot of beer too- as we are very Irish!

Mar 17, 2014 01:52 AM #3
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
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Bob this sounds so delicious... enjoy every second of this beautiful tradition of yours...  PS... I love cabbage...

Mar 17, 2014 01:59 AM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

You will now need to post your secret family recipes.

Mar 17, 2014 02:12 AM #5
Nick T Pappas
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Bob, corned beef & cabbage has also been a long time favorite of mine.  As many times as I have been in Wisconsin...I don't think I've ever had a green beer.

Mar 17, 2014 06:56 AM #6
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Bob my friend you can have it.  Even the green beer.  Debbie has told me will be having a 'GREEN' salad for tonight's big dinner... Go figure.

Mar 17, 2014 07:53 AM #7
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I wish I could stop by. You have me hungry. I do love corned beef and cabbage. I also love shepard's pie. Thanks for sharing your tradition with all of us. I envy you the tastes of day you get to experience. 

Mar 17, 2014 02:10 PM #8
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Bob,  Now you did it. Just looking at the photo of corned beef and cabbage makes me hungry.  Somehow I can smell and taste it at the same time. Since today is the next da. I hope you had a great time and enjoyed the food.

Mar 18, 2014 03:13 AM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Bob, That actually sounds delicious. I have loved corned beef and cabbage since I was little and came to love shepherd's pie as an adult. What a perfect combination.

Mar 18, 2014 12:13 PM #10
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Save me a place at the table for next year!  It completely forgot to make corned beef and cabbage this year!

Mar 18, 2014 01:29 PM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Bob -  That sounds like a great tradition.  I am sure it was quite a feast including the green beer.

Mar 18, 2014 08:21 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Bob, it is nice to have tradition and a consistent predictable event. How fun and Green Beer:))!, Endre

Mar 19, 2014 03:56 PM #13
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