Anyway, in honor of preparing ahead, I'm reminding you all of our Great St. Patrick's Day Experiment from a couple of years ago. You can read all the details here. Basically, though, we compared packaged corned beef brisket with making it ourselves and decided we liked the home-prepared version better. However, it takes several days of "brining" time, so it's not something that can be last minute. If you want to have it this year, put "beef brisket" on your shopping list this week!
What fun holiday traditions are you planning for March?