Recipe and new weekly thread

Recipe and new weekly thread

Just because I’m not posting weekly menu’s does not mean that I am not cooking! In fact, I’ve still been cooking every week, and just tonight I made a Shepard’s Pie. Since this recipe for Shepard’s Pie is SO easy, I decided to post if for all of you. It’s my own variation of a Martha Stuart recipe I found a long time ago.

1-1.5 lb. ground turkey or beef (I use a 93/7 turkey cause I don’t eat the red meats or pork)
Garlic Salt
1 can green beans
1 can sweet peas
1 can sweet corn kernels
I can cream of chicken soup
Mashed Potatoes
*optional: shredded cheddar cheese

-Boil 8 medium potatoes in a pot of very salty water
-While the potatoes boil, brown your ground turkey with oregano and garlic salt to preference
-Once meat has browned, mix in glass bakeware (that has a lid) with the cans of green beans, peas, corn, and cream of chicken soup
-Drain potatoes once they have boiled to very soft and then mash with butter and a little cream or milk
-Cover meat and veggie mixture with a layer of potatoes
-Sprinkle cheese over the potatoes
-Cover glass bakeware with a lid and put in the oven for 20-25 min at 375 degrees

**I use organic canned veggies for this recipe. I am looking into revamping this idea once I do some further research on BPA’s on canned food items. In the meantime, I’m still using the canned organic veggies from Publix. I also make my own mashed potatoes, however you can use already made or instant mashed potatoes. It’s your preference. I prefer using the yukon gold potatoes as they make a GREAT mashed potato.


Ok, so while I was mashing these potatoes today with my Kitchenaid hand mixer it got me thinking about different household items I can’t live without. I decided that I’m going to start a weekly thread (starting today) about top 5 items used throughout your house that you just can’t live without. I’m doing this because as I nest and get rid of things this summer I kind of wanted to figure out what things some of you use around your home.

This weeks thread will be the Top 5 Tools You Can’t Live Without in Your Kitchen. Mine are:

1) Pyrex mixing and bakeware with lids
2) Corning ware set with both glass and plastic lids
3) Kitchenaid stand mixer
4) Kitchenaid hand mixer
5) Pampered Chef Batter Bowl with Spout

Ok, your turn. What are yours?

One thought on “Recipe and new weekly thread

  1. Well I am in the middle of my kitchen remodel and in week 2 of a very strict diet, so I am going to do 2 Can't Live Withouts. 1. Microwave2. Blender3. Magic Bullet Blender4. Disposable Solo Cups/Chinaette Plates5. Measuring CupsYes I realized I am killing the environment, but it's just for a few more weeks and I can wash dishes in my bathroom sink-yuck!Normal Can't Live Withouts1. Great Knives2. Color Coded Cutting Boards3. Pyrex Measuring Cups4. Cuisenart Food Processors5. Cast Iron Skillet


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