Today has been the best day!
I’ve got almost all the laundry done – just one more load to fold and bring up – and I did the laundry while watching 2 episodes of One Tree Hill :)
Sadly, the sun never came back out this afternoon. It just stayed gray and overcast, but that is good cooking weather. It makes me want comfort meals, and lucky for us, that’s what was on the menu for tonight.
I had some roast leftover from a few nights ago, along with the veggies that cooked with it, so I cut up all the leftover roast into tiny bite sized pieces and added in some Worchestershire, tomato paste, and frozen peas.
While prepping that, I made some mashed potatoes with 2 huge potatoes, salt, pepper, some milk, 1 Tbsp of butter, and 2 laughing cow wedges.
I layered the meat and veggies into a baking dish and topped it with the potatoes.
Since I heated up the meat/veggie mixture and the potatoes were already hot, I just put it in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes until the edges were bubbling and the potatoes were starting to brown.
Shepherd’s Pie with leftover roast is awesome! Definitely better than other recipes I’ve made where you cook the meat right before layering it in the dish.
We had wheat yeast rolls + salad to round out dinner.
I love casseroles like this, but they never look pretty once you scoop it out of the dish.
For the baking project, I got to use a new mix that I got from my favorite VeggieGirl :)
The other day, we were emailing back and forth about the Barefoot Contessa, how much we love her and her husband and her brownies and I came home to find these Barefoot Contessa mixes on my doorstep. Thank you so much!!!
I had never used her mixes before, and I think I’m officially addicted already. The ingredient list was great, and all I needed to add was butter and an egg – how easy is that?
The house smells amazing – Nick just ate one and said they were awesome so I’ve got to go get one of my own ;)