Easter follow up

Easter was great, beautiful morning at church with the family. Pastor Henry and Dan baptized me, many people stayed to watch the baptisms. We had 9 people at the late service all being baptized it was an incredible experience.

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Then I came home and before I could start dinner I took poor Echo to the vet.

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She had a bordatella shot last week and it seems like she has kennel cough symptoms now 😦 Luckly the new vet I found is amazing and wonderful, they were open Easter Sunday and only charged their regular price. The vet and staff were so sweet and attentive, and they even called the next day to see how she was doing. I’m so thankful to have found them, and Exho seems to be doing much better.

After all that I finally got to making Easter dinner! I didn’t get many photos but we had:

Spiral Ham glazed in Brown sugar and Pineapple
Mac & Cheese

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Gluten Free Mac & Cheese

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Stuffing

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Sautéed Red potatoes

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After Dinner, we waited for the food coma to pass and celebrated my Sister’s and James’ Birthdays

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Plus I got to see moms little dogs that I don’t get to see often anymore! That’s Noni and Cooper. I didn’t get a pic of Coco but she’s a tiny Maltese that is my dads little girl.

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How was your Easter weekend? Did you celebrate ? Cook? See family ?

Also check out:

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Shepherds Pie

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For St. Patty’s day Lindsey and I decided to make shepherds pie! Here it is!

Shepherds Pie

• Start by peeling and chopping 3-4 large Potatoes.

• Boil in salted water until fork tender.
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• Chop 1 onion, 3 carrots, 1 bunch broccoli, and 4 cloves garlic.20130317-200000.jpg

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• Sauté veggies together until softened.
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• Deglaze partway through with White Wine.20130317-202251.jpg

• Add 1 LB Ground Beef to veggie mixtir20130317-202351.jpg

• Cook until beef is cooked through.

• Add 1/2 C. Guinness, 1/2 Can Green peas. Cook liquid out. 20130317-202727.jpg

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• Drain Potatoes and add to a mixing bowl, with 2 TB Butter . 20130317-202849.jpg

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• Whip up with mixer, Add 1/4C Half & Half (or heavy cream), salt, and pepper.

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• Separate meat mixture between two baking dishes (or 1 large).

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• Pipe mashed potatoes onto meat mixture. (Or scoop and level)

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• Bake at 350 for 30 minites

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Enjoy!

Also check out:

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site