Wow, look at me, such a great housewife I am, apron on and everything. I actually just threw it on for the picture :) trying to pull off the domesticated look. (oh, and my sweet daughter took the picture, that's why my head is cut off)
Okay, I'm not really that great, this is one of the very few days I actually cooked. I'm working on that one.
Don't you feel like dinner can be SO overwhelming sometimes? I try to plan out a weekly menu, put together the grocery list, and have it all ready to go. Rarely does it ACTUALLY happen, but hey, I'm tryin. I would like to be sure that my kids are getting healthy meals every night, but it can be quite the chore to actually pull it off. I do have a few tips up my sleeve, but I assure you, I don't always FOLLOW the tips I share. I'm just trying each day, just like the rest of us moms.
I'm pretty proud of this one though:)
So, the other night I made a yummy dinner, typical American meal, meat, mashed potatoes, and some veggies. I made way too much mashed potatoes and just HATE left overs, nobody ends up eating them, but I don't like to through it out. So what I did, and often times do now, is I googled mashed potato recipe's, and this is what I found. I also happened to have all the ingredients to make it!
So this is what I made the following night with my leftovers :)
Simply Recipes Shepherds Pie. I've eaten this before, but this was my first time actually making it :)
Here's all you need. The leftover potato's are in the ziploc. That's another one of my tips, although not very "GREEN" of me. I like to put leftovers in ziplocs so I can just throw them away if we didn't eat it all, and not have to wash the dish. I'm saving water that way though right? So, that's being green???
You just pretty much saute the onions and brown the meat. I know the meat looks gross, but my sister actually taught me this trick.
Buy the family size hamburger (also save money that way), then divide it up, adding about a pound of it into it's own ziploc. Flatten it once it's in the bag, date it and toss into the freezer. Then when you're ready to use, it thaws out much faster :)
And here's the finished product!!!!!! Proud moment for me :)
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