It’s the beginning of March, so that means two things, 1) a new love blog hop theme and 2) prepare for your Pinterest feed to become flooded with St. Patrick’s Day recipes (assuming it isn’t already)!
Not one to disappoint, I’m here to add to that list of recipes. Shepherd’s pie is one of those things that hubby has mentioned in passing that he’d love for me to make and I just never have. With love blog hop choosing March as #Irishlove, I decided the time was finally right.
Truth is, while I used beef in this recipe, I wanted to go with ground lamb – but my local co-op didn’t have any and the stands at the farmer’s market only sells beef, pork or turkey. Here’s a little thing about city life (or more like my life), if I can’t walk to get it, then it can be replaced with another item. Getting on the subway or the bus on a weekend is a chore, a 15 minute run to the grocery store will end up turning into two hours. Not worth my time – beef tastes just as good.
As the Guinness addition? It’s #Irishlove! What is more Irish than a pint of Guinness?! In fact, the 8 hours I spent in Dublin on a layer, that is one of the first things I enjoyed, of course after an Irish breakfast!
Me & a perfectly poured Guinness at a pub in Dublin!