I don’t mean to sound too much like Jerry Seinfeld, but what’s the deal with mattress pads?! We’ve been sleeping on the worst mattress ever for… um 10 years. What’s so bad about it, you ask? We hacked it from a condo my mom sold and the new owners didn’t want it so obviously the poor college students would take it. At 20, I didn’t think twice about it. But now, as an adult, I’m pretty sure this is in the top 5 grossest things I’ve ever done.
I’m a sucker for Chinese food. It’s one of those indulgences that are few and far between because rice is such a big part of it. I just love that saucy goodness that coats the rice and it’s so sweet and salty and savory.
So I might be a bit of a dessert snob. Brownies have to be fudgey, cookies have to be gooey, and cakes have to have a heck of a lot of icing. I like what I like. Aaaand I like chocolate.
Let me start by saying this isn’t the prettiest recipe I’ve ever made, but man, it was tasty!! I’ve never had shepherd’s pie before. I didn’t even know what it was until my friend (hi Katherine!) offered to make it for me after Nolan was born. It kind of sounded magical. Like, everything I love but all mixed together in one dish.
This was quite the day. My youngest son is 6 months and was up for an hour last night crying 🙁 I can only guess he’s teething (pretty much what I say anytime I have no idea what his deal is), but this has been a pattern for the last week.