So. Pears! No, not particularly Irish, but none of the tutorials I could find for cabbage or potatoes were calling out to me. Plus Mila loves pears. I don't even think she'd be able to chew up corned beef, despite having a full set of baby teeth minus two (2nd year molars this is not an invitation!).
I just didn't think they would turn out quite so gigantic, especially compared to the other felt food I've made so far. If I did this over, I'd scale down the pattern (found here).