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   Wilarrbie posted on Recipes  Ok, good cooks in Luciland. I am having company for St Pats and I have 2 pkg of corned beef. I COULD boil them as I always have, but looking for maybe cooking differently this time. Anyone have experience with the results of corned beef in a pressure cooker? Also, back in the Chicago area we could find corned beef that was made for roasting - but I haven't seen that much here in rural Mo. Can you roast a "point" cut even tho it says to boil it? How about crock pot? Thanks!
March 16 at 22:16 EST .

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   Surfhut  I'm way late to answer in time to be helpful, but here's a link from Ree Drummond who bakes her corned beef:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2014/
03/corned-beef-and-cabbage/
March 17 at 20:06 EST .

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   Wilarrbie  Thanks Surfhut. I compromised. Boiled the 2 pieces for a couple hours, THEN put in oven for a couple more til tender..they were pretty good - not too salty. Add horseradish and yum. Will be having sandwiches later in the week too! Like meatloaf - almost like the leftover sandwich better than the dinner meal!
March 18 at 00:38 EST .

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   Ynaught  I'm even later, but I wanted to share this recipe that was the absolute best corned beef I have ever had. It is boiled then glazed and baked and sooo scrumptious from the glaze!
http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/main-c
ourse/beef/glazed-corned-beef-cabbage-n.
html
March 20 at 10:23 EST .

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   Kidsmom  I am later still, but maybe for next year...
Take the corned beef and cook in a crock pot. Put it in pot, with juices, water to cover, add the spice pack, and 1 T caraway seed. Cook on low 8-10 hrs (for 2.5 lb corned beef ). It is utterly delightful. Tender as can be and slices well. I strain fat off of the juice and use it to flavor my cabbage. YUM!
March 23 at 14:47 EST .

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   Kidsmom  Correction on above; I use the juice, not the fat, to flavor the cabbage : )
March 24 at 06:46 EST .

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   Wilarrbie posted on Main Page The Lobby  As someone who was recently on the receiving end of your prayers, I can attest to the comfort and effect of the outpouring of concern and support. So many thanks to you all from me, and also a most sincere prayer for Bill and his Mom and family. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
January 23 at 18:54 EST .

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   Wilarrbie posted on Faith  Dear Friends - I need your help - with some words. Something I am usually not at a loss for. As some may know I have just lost my beloved husband of 30 years marriage after many years of illness. I will be fine in time, but as I write words of comfort to our children, I have reached a wall in the delicate art of conveying a message that includes all, is pointed at one but intends not to isolate that one or be so heavy handed as to let everyone else know. I have one adult child-in-law who is skeptic to the point of mocking ever so gently, the faith most the rest of us hold onto, some of us with confidence, some with desperation and some with a buttery, yet determined grip. I tell my kids, my family, that I love them and lift them all by name with all my heart and faith that God will bless each of us and guide us. I tell them that life is precious and love a priceless gift that binds us as family. I promise to keep what their departed father holds most dear -his family- "ever mindful of a further goal..." . And here is where I lose my words. I want to speak to the one who mocks, is skeptical, and to the rest too, and I admit to being the one with slippery fingers on my own faith. I shall never let go, but I have, and will falter. I am however, surprised at my own calm and reliance right now in the Lord in the face of the tremendous loss of the love of my life. I don't know how, or what to tell them is "the further goal." Especially the one who mocks. I know I mean that this life is the stepping stone, the temporary place, the launch to Heaven. When one is 70 and is prepared to leave, when the wife is 60 and tends to him - that is different to the children in their 40's. Yes, I need a pastor, but life's fallout and circumstance that is absent right now. We just moved to our present location - to better accommodate my husbands failing health. And so...please help me put words to what is "the further goal". Acceptance of Christ, a home in Heaven, yes, but how to say that in this time of loss? To bring closer that errant, mocking lost sheep we all love, and to bring us in a little closer too?
December 10 at 03:29 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Please accept all of our condolences, and prayers.
The very best way to show the ultimate goal is to let Him act through you during this time of loss. Lean on His strength, wisdom, and love, and your family will see this and it will make an impression. I used to listen to Dr. Dobson and his words still resound..." Don't miss it! Ultimately nothing else matters!" C. S. Lewis wrote the terrible, dry, words that "The mortality rate is one for one, and cannot be increased."
But with the Psalmist we read that "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, Thou art with me..." And we need Him there.
Longfellow wrote The Psalm of Life and says things beautifully...
A Psalm of Life
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tell me not in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou are, to dust thou returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each tomorrow
Find us farther than today.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act, - act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o'erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sand of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

I hope this helps. May The Lord bring you comfort!
December 10 at 06:38 EST .

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   Wilarrbie  Thank you all for your prayers, kind words, beautiful poem and links. I will take snippets from several and finish my letter now. And carry on a little stronger knowing I am a part of this group of kindred souls. Thank you for your help.
December 10 at 12:18 EST .

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   Surfhut  Dear friend, I'm late to visit this wall and discover your post. Many of us have walked the road you are now walking. You are amongst friends and in our prayers.
December 14 at 11:02 EST .

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   Wilarrbie posted on Main Page The Lobby  Looking for non-fiction good read on our criminal (in )justice system as told from cops/prosecutor POV, or defense atty with guilty conscience about knowingly defending the indefensible. Any suggestions?
December 22 at 04:24 EST .

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   Balogreene  No Defense attorney worthy of the name would ever admit to defending the indefensible. It's a mindset, everyone deserves a fair trial. I've seen debates with lawyers, and most defense attorneys have their own limits on what they will and will not defend. I'm not a lawyer, and I could never be a defense attorney, but, I agree. In our country our Constitution mandates a fair trial for everyone.

As to books, John Grisham writes fiction, but it is based on the truth of his career as a lawyer. Non-fiction, the only author I'm familiar with is Ann Rule. She is always on the cop's side, and sometimes helps the prosecution.
December 22 at 16:47 EST .

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   Wilarrbie posted on Main Page The Lobby  Ok, here goes. For what it's worth all the kids and grandkids live in another state so me and hubby founder w/out knowing what the heck facebook is, or walls and tweets and avatars. (nope, didn't see the movie either.) Had to read this for two days to figger out it has to be read backwards and the purple box is replies to previous post. That about right? 1st attempt, and will also try to attach image (I'm guessing that's what you mean-avatar?). Or not.
November 6 at 02:48 EST .

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