I hope everyone had a fun St Patrick’s Day weekend. Did you do anything Irish inspired to celebrate the holiday?
I spent Friday night at a puppy socialization class with my boyfriend and his English Bulldog Winston. There were 5 other puppies there that night and they all had so much fun running around, playing with each other, and learning to interact.
I didn’t take any photos because I was just having fun petting the other puppies and watching them play. There was a golden retriever puppy that had her super fluffy puppy fur still. She was so incredibly soft. She felt exactly what I imagine a cloud would feel like! (I had to share a photo of Winston even if it wasn’t taken at puppy socialization, because who doesn’t like a photo of a cute puppy?)
Winston had a lot of fun like he always does when we take him there. He started out running around fast, and by the time we left he was definitely worn out and moving a lot slower. He’d successfully gotten out all of his excess puppy energy.
Rhubarb Schmubarb Beer
Once we got back from puppy socialization class, we decided to split a beer. This Rhubarb Schmubarb one from Rogue was delicious. It was made with strawberries and rhubarb as you can tell from the can. I didn’t taste much of the sweetness from the strawberries, but the sour rhubarb really came through. It was perfect because I really like sour beers.
St Patrick’s Day Dinner
My boyfriend and I decided to make a St Patrick’s day inspired dinner on Saturday night. He put the corned beef in his slow cooker on high for 6 hours along with some little potatoes and carrots. Later on in the cooking process he added a bag of shredded cabbage.
The kitchen smelled amazing at the end of the cooking process. The corned beef turned out super tender and flavorful. The carrots and potatoes were perfectly cooked too along with the cabbage. It was super easy to make too, which is always nice.
Corned beef is actually a favorite of mine, but I usually only end up having it once a year at St Patrick’s day. I clearly need to make it more of a priority at other times during the year.
The Umbrella Academy
A couple weekends ago my boyfriend and I started watching The Umbrella Academy on Netflix. We’re three episodes into it now and I have to admit that I’m liking it more than I thought I would.
It basically follows a group of young adults who have superpowers and grew up together as they try to prevent the end of the world in 8 days. The only actor I recognized from it is Ellen Page.
It’s an action packed show with a bit of a sci fi/superhero slant to it. Give it a try if you’re looking for something new to watch on Netflix. I think you’ll know if you like it or not pretty quickly.
Cupcakes from Sweet Relief
I decided to pick up some cupcakes from a favorite bakery of mine, Sweet Relief. Every single thing I’ve bought from them has been absolutely delicious – and so pretty. They really know how to decorate everything from cupcakes to cookies.
They had some St Patrick’s Day inspired cupcakes, so I went with Bailey’s (on the right), salted caramel (left), and vanilla (unpictured). My boyfriend said that the Bailey’s one was really good, and my salted caramel cupcake was delicious too.
It’s always a treat to go buy something from Sweet Relief for me. You can tell everything they make is created with really good ingredients because it’s always delicious. It’s probably a good thing I don’t live anywhere near the bakery or else I would be by there a lot more often.
What was one highlight of your weekend? Share about it in the comments below.