I made a Shepard's Pie last night for supper. It was quick and easy - mostly because all the ingredients were pre-made!
- Ground beef (I used the vegetarian substitute this time to make-up for "a little less meat" Monday, but I brown my ground beef before I throw it in the freezer, so this is prep-free for me)
- 1 pkg gravy
- Vegetables (frozen, canned, or leftover)
- Mashed potatoes (leftover or instant)
Put as much meat (or fake meat:-) at the bottom of your casserole dish. Make the gravy as per package directions. I like my gravy a bit thicker, so I added a bit of flour (mixed in water) once it got boiling in the microwave. Pour the gravy over the meat and mix. Layer vegetables on top. I partially cooked my frozen veggies to cut down on cooking time. Mix shredded cheese with potatoes (as much or as little as you like). Spread on top.
I cooked this for 1/2 hour at 350 degrees with the lid on.
We ate our Shepard's Pie with some leftover asparagus, beans and cooked carrots. There wasn't an spoonful left over!
If you want to check out a great food blog, you should check out my friend, Kyla's called Simply Foodtastic.
By the way, I used instant mashed potatoes. Hugh and I quite like them. We get them at Costco. Nothing beats the real deal, but cleaning, boiling, and mashing takes a tremendous amount of time and work I don't have on a weeknight!