Friday, March 28, 2014

passport to fun // Dublin

this past Saturday we had our third Passport to Fun adventure! for March, i thought it was fitting to travel to Dublin, Ireland! i tried to pick out food that Thomas loves, and Ireland was so easy! one of his favorite meals is shepherd's pie - in fact, he brought it up a few times about a week before our date which i thought was funny!

i've never actually had shepherd's pie, so i just found a recipe and made it my own. we both thought it was delicious, but i'm not sure how authentic it was! it was very easy to make though! i don't think it normally has cheese on it, but Thomas loves cheese so i added some lactose free cheese on top so we could both enjoy!

i also made a simple salad so we would at least have something that was healthy! plus, almost everything for the salad was green so that helped with the Irishy feel! i realize everything being green in Ireland is a huge stereotype, but so much green definitely reminds me of Ireland! and for dessert, i went with Lucky Charms - another one of his favorites!

Shephard's Pie according to Robyn

2 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1 cup beef broth
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 carrot
1 can green beans
1 can creamed corn
2 betty crocker loaded mashed potatoes
4 oz shredded cheese

1) cook the ground beef & mix in beef broth and worcestershire sauce
2) spread out beef at bottom of a 9x13 dish
3) add in all the veggies and mix together
4) spread mashed potatoes on top of the beef/veggie mixture
5) add shredded cheese on top of the potatoes
6) cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

what's your favorite Irish dish?


  1. So much fun! I love the idea of Shepherd's Pie for Ireland, especially since it's one of my boyfriend's favorites. We're planning on setting up our Passport date ideas this weekend =)

  2. I had no idea Shepard's pie was Irish, we had that for supper yesterday!

  3. This is such a fun one! I love shepherd's pie :)

  4. You are so creative Robyn, I just love it!
    What a fun idea!

  5. I love Lucky Charms. So much. I am an adult now and can eat them whenever I want! Take that, Mom ;)

  6. i have loved them all so much, but this one was so fun!! :)

  7. ahh cool!! :) this was my first time having it! i think it's Irish/British! :)

  8. thank you, Amy!! it has been so fun to do all of these :)

  9. they are SO good!! yeah, mom! take that! :)

  10. ahh cool!!! it is my husband's favorite too and i can't believe i have never had it until now! oh good! i'm SO glad you're going to join in on the fun!!! :) please blog about your dates when you do them - i'd love to see what you come up with!!