Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Weeknight Shepherd's Pie


2 C Cooked, Cubed beef (I brown up ground beef most times)
2 C frozen mixed veggies, thawed and drained
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 C half and half (I use milk)
4 TBSP butter, melted
1/2 C parsley (dried)
2 C mashed potatoes

Preheat oven to 400. Lightly spray or grease a pie plate. Put beef, seasoned lightly with salt & pepper in. Mix veggies with 1/4 tsp thyme and add to pie plate. Mix together half and half, a little salt, and pepper with egg. Carefully add potatoes. Mix well. Add 1/2 of parsley and mix. Spread over top of pie plate. (you can cover the entire top, or make the "ring" found in traditional variations) Drizzle with melted butter. Bake for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are golden and slightly crispy. Serve hot, with hot beef gravy.

As you can see, this is a "leftover" pie. However...I make it with "fresh" ingredients, using instant potatoes, instant gravy, and just brown up the beef, and drain it. One of these nights, I'll make it with actual leftovers...I guess...

Hope you enjoy this, and let me know if you find any yummy variations...you know, with chicken and mashed sweet potatoes or something...

1 comment:

Miche said...

hey! I came over from adventures in babywearing (i too heart steph!) anyways, I wanted to let you know that though I am new to babywearing, both my kids love it. my youngest loves the cuddly ones, like ring slings, pouches, bjorns, while my oldes loves backpacks. I havent tried an ergo or mei tai yet, but will be getting one just for my toddler because he loved the backpack a friend let us borrow-and he had never been "worn". also-people telling you not to spend too much-I would agree to try out a few before going crazy, so then you know what kind you like-like my fav is the ring sling, so I would definatly spend money for a good one now, but with the pouch, it is ok, but not my fav, so I wouldnt spend heaps of money on one. I got all the ones I have used off ebay or craigs list and love them.

Hey and remember-YOU are the mama and God gave you your baby because you are the best mama for him/her-so dont let others get you down-do what works for you and what makes the both of you happy :) babywearing or not, time and love is really all that matters :) take care and good luck!