Whole 3 - 3 1/2 pound corned beef brisket (or large whole ham)
Small whole red potatoes
Medium white potatoes
Put water in large pot to start to heat. Place whole corned beef in water. Cover. Cook 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
Cut stock end off the cabbage then quarter the cabbage.
Peel carrots and cut off the large and small ends. Cut carrots in half.
Wash potatoes but don't peel, put red potatoes in whole. Cut white potatoes in half.
Put vegetables in pot starting with carrots and potatoes, cabbage goes on top. Cover and cook 1-1/2 hours more.
Remove vegetables from pot and drain.
Remove corned beef and place on cutting board and slice.