Posted by Nicole
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you’re celebrating :)
I’m back in LA. The flight this morning was really bumpy and Los Angeles is surprisingly raining harder than Northern California was. Talking about weather is boring, though. Let’s talk about last night!
Our kitchen was in full action. Both ovens were warm and we were all scooting around each other to get to the kitchen and fridge and sink and cabinets and liquor (……I’ll explain later).
My mom and David worked on the lasagna. My mom is talented and can throw together random ingredients to create an awesome recipe. The lasagna included noodles, a blend of ricotta/cottage/mozzarella cheese, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, onion, and three types of tomato sauce. On top, she put marinated sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and mexican oregano.
The two hours it cooked were torturous. It smelled delicious in our house and we all couldn’t wait to dig in.
While the lasagna was cooking, Lauren and I got to work on 2 dozen drunk cupcakes. The special ingredients were Guinness, Whiskey, and Baileys.
Lauren whipped up some Baileys buttercream frosting…
I made the cupcake batter, filled the tins, and baked them up. (FYI, the ironing board works well when you run out of counter space.)
Lauren made the chocolate whiskey ganache to fill the cupcakes.
And then frosted them to perfection!
Back to dinner- it was so so good. One course was all we needed. My mom, David, Sam, Lauren, Kyle, and I almost finished the entire pan of lasagna!
So sooooo good…
^ That times at least 3.
For dessert, Sam shared some homemade truffles. Three ingredients only- crushed Oreos, cream cheese, and melted chocolate.
It was a fun night to end my trip home :)
Q4U: Did you make any special treats for St. Patrick’s Day?