My calendar just informed me that it’s March. Apparently this has been the case for a few days now.
It also informed me that there’s this holiday coming up where we all pretend to be Irish for a day, so I guess my recent craving for shepherd’s pie worked out pretty nicely.
Any dish where you have meat, veggies, mashed potatoes, wine, AND cheese all in one sloppy package is an instant winner in my book. And when you’re as busy as we’ve been lately, a dish that provides a family of two with instant comfort food for a week is a huge bonus.
Like yesterday for example, when I was trying to start working on this post, photographing the next one, preparing for a cocktail party, and talking on the phone all that the same time. Doesn’t work, in case you were wondering. At least lunch was taken care of – we had leftover shepherd’s pie.
Speaking of life and time saving phenomena, have I ever expressed my love for potato ricers? Absolutely 100% perfect, lump-free mashed potatoes every time. Or perfect, lump-free anything else you want to mash. Best $7 I ever spent.
So since I have literally nothing I need to accomplish today beyond relaxing and scarfing down leftovers from last night’s party, I’m just gonna cut to the chase.
Buy potato ricer.
Make shepherd’s pie.
Eat really, really well for a week.
There's a good amount of red wine in this recipe, so I'd recommend using something you would actually want to drink. And since there will be a good amount of the bottle left over, I'd also recommend drinking the rest with dinner. To make herb removal easier down the line, I tie the thyme and bay leaf together with kitchen twine.
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