Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day

My teenager requested actual Shepherd's Pie for our Saint Patrick's Day dinner this year. I'm still learning to cook outside my comfort zone (which consists of a standard rotation of about 8 different meals) and usually chalk up thematic success to food-coloring something green on this particular holiday. But I was willing to give it a try. I was able to search online and find a pretty simple recipe -- How did anyone cook before Pinterest? -- and the results, while maybe not aesthetically beautiful, did satisfy all the hungry boys in my house. It may not make the rotation, but will definitely be on the list for next March.

For dessert, I made an Irish trifle which was not at all Irish, but was listed under "Irish desserts" on Pinterest and did include my handy green food coloring, so it fit the bill for us. Plus also, it only asked for five ingredients and was quick and easy. My boys devoured this and the huge trifle dish that I thought would last all week was completely licked clean in just three days. Score two for mom on Saint Patrick's Day!

http://thecookinchicks.com/2014/03/st-patricks-day-brownie-trifle/

http://www.food.com/recipe/traditional-shepherds-pie-493431


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