I really like to cook. I’m okay at best, but it’s something I genuinely enjoy doing. I like having the freedom of adding spices and ingredients as I please (I don’t follow directions that well so baking doesn’t always turn out so well for me). When I go grocery shopping with Eric, I always ask him think of something new he wants to eat and recently he requested mashed potatoes. I decided to turn it in to a complete dinner by making a variation of Shepherd’s Pie (used this recipe but changed a few things–no parsnips for one). I used ground beef instead of the traditional lamb and added lots of veggies like zucchini, mushrooms and red peppers.