Corned Beef & Cabbage

1 3 lb. corned beef brisket
1 head cabbage
8 peppercorns
6 cloves garlic
4-5 parsnips
1-2 turnips
2 bay leaves
1 lb. carrots
6 potatoes
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
3 whole cloves
1/2 t. Old Bay seasoning
1/4 t. black pepper

Wash brisket, cut slits in meat and insert garlic and cloves. Place meat in crockpot and cover with water. Add bay leaves, peppercorns, Old Bay, 2 sliced carrots and celery.

Heat on high 30 min. Skim foam.

Quarter cabbage, cut potatoes, carrots, turnips and parsnips in 2 in. chunks. During last 2 hours add vegetables and cook until tender. Remove bay leaves and discard.

Total cooking time 8 hours.