Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m thinking about making a shepherd’s pie for dinner, Irish soda bread, pick up some Killian’s Red. That all sounds great! At least to me…we’ll see what John thinks, ha. He’ll be flexible, I think, because we had a version of chicken & rice last night. A will be here for dinner, and of course there’s no way she (or most any other kid) is going to eat shepherd’s pie for dinner, so it may be a pasta or soup night for her. Usually she and John go out for dinner on their Fridays together, but a Friday/St. Patty’s combo is probably not a good night to take a child out for dinner. Do you think the restaurants and bars will be hopping with people (most of them decidedly un-Irish) drinking green beer (and martinis, and god knows what else) by 3 p.m.?? Hell yes! By dinner time – eek, not even a leprechaun should venture out into that crowd. So tonight, we eat-in. Cheers!
I had a GREAT day, visiting Stacey, Bowen, and Baby Cooper, and Stacey’s neighbor and angel-friend Caroline, who made Stacey the most beautiful scrap book of her pregnancy. Unbelievable. And Cooper! So adorable, slept the whole time, until it was time to eat. But hey, that’s what brand-new babies do, of course – sleep and eat. And poop, he pooped too. He’s right on track and settling into his new, sunny home, full of Stacey’s beautiful paintings.
I pulled off the shepherd’s pie for dinner (recipe posted in comments, below), delicious (with tons of leftovers for the freezer), and soda bread, and Killian’s Red. Mmmm…and filling. Not very moderate I guess, kinda heavy, I am stuffed. No dessert needed after that dinner, not even a cup of coffee. I should go for a long walk, whew. Hope you’re having a good St. Patty’s Day! I know little Cooper is, and even though he’s not Irish, he could almost pass for Irish with that amazing, adorable red hair. He’s a little doll. G’night Coop!