So I went to type up my first post since being in California. Well, it was basically a blubbering mess of exclamation marks and the words beautiful amazing beautiful amazing over and over again. I wish I could describe better exactly how exciting this is for us to be here, and how much I love it, and how I gasp at the beauty every time I turn a corner. But the words I’m typing don’t do it justice. I loove it. That is all.
GUYS! We got an Apple computer. A MacBook, or something? I’m pretty sure it’s a pro too which means it gets paid for its super awesome skills and can no longer compete as an amateur. Also, it means that the awesomeness of my pine nut posts will skyrocket (come on, we both know that’s not possible). The awesome sauce bar is pretttay prettay high.
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.
Fact: candy will be all over the place this weekend. It’s a slippery slope for me. One chocolate Reese’s egg leads to another until I lose count. Normally I would seize the holiday excuse to forgo meals so I could spend the whole day eating candy. This year, I’m trying to be better and I’m thinking these peanutty fat bombs will be the key.
Two things: First, if you have been waiting on pins and needles with regard to my St. Patty’s Day dinner, let’s just cut to the chase. I bombed. The cauli mash was insanely good, and I will share it here soon. The Corned Beef, however, was no good. I probably drank a gallon of water last night because it was so damn salty. I’m sure it was some amateur mistake, and I know I should have done better research before diving in, but hey. I’ll get ’em next year. At least my Irish potatoes were on point!