Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Hot Tub

The first thing that comes to mind when I say Hot Tub - is dad's boat that's sitting in the quansit ... it was named Hot Tub.

I resent the hot tub for many reasons.

1. It was an unplanned, spontaneous purchase by my husband.
2. It makes my cats huddle near the door because between the hot tub and the dryer vent there's warmth there.
3. It's obnoxious.
4. My kids keep telling Corey how much they LOOOOOVE him. (as if ...)
5. It's way too hot.
6. I hate the idea of taking care of it and have no idea how to do so.
7. It costs more than what Corey had told me it would cost.
8. If it breaks I'll resent it more.
9. I don't like being hot and cold at the same time.
10. It needs to have water added to it because that jet is no longer relaxing my neck where I get horrible muscle aches from hitting my head on the side door while in labour. Corey seriously - get on that will you?

Okay - 1 good reason for it ... come on ... still resenting over here ...

Shepherd's Pie


If it has pie in the name, without looking at the recipe, one should be able to assume it needs a pie crust. Usually - I got recipes covered. I do the 'steps'. I read it all the way through, I make sure I have what I need, I prep and then I bake/make. It's the way it's done.

Buuutttt  ....

I was on a roll and wanted to get it done, since it was a special request. So I thought, I'll make the pie crusts first! That way if I screw up, I can try again and I don't have everything sitting here waiting for crusts. I made the pie crusts with some lard I've had for years. Oh yeah baby ... years. ;)

Then, once I was all done, I carefully wax papered the layers and placed them in the fridge, saving two round balls for tops. I sat down proud of my accomplishment and started looking at recipes.

Sidenote : Corey ALSO THOUGHT they needed pie crusts.

Not one single picture had a Shepherd's pie in a crust ... I was dumbfounded. That's right. Dumbfounded.

So. Now I had 4 pie crusts, and two round balls ... and nothing to do with them. SO I made Corey bring home some apples and I made apple pies, and a coconut cream pie and I have one crust left over that I will make chocolate pie with ... or whatever.

2nd sidenote : The shepherd's pie - sans crust - was pretty damned good anyways.