SOL 3/13 Corned Beef and Cabbage Equals Love
|13 of 31 for the Slice of Life Challenge from Two Writing Teachers|
Every March, Grandma would buy corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots at least a week in advance. She was convinced that if she didn't do this, she would miss out on our St. Patrick's Day meal. She would study each cut of meat, looking for the piece that had just the right amount of fat. I always wondered why she went to so much trouble for a meal, but this meal always meant something special to her. It meant memories of her own family and traditions. It meant a shared meal with loved ones, even if it was just for one night.
Today, I carry on my grandma's tradition of preparing for St. Patrick's Day. I buy my corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots. I will have it ready to go for my family (even if none of them particularly like the cabbage), and I will think of great times spent with my grandma.