Wednesday, April 23, 2014

       So, you think you have it tough? So you think your life sucks...well GET OVER IT! It's spring time for heaven's sake. Time to rejoice, time for a new beginning, time for a drink and to check the freezer! Now... you see, isn't everything a little better? A drink and some more freakin' hamburger meat out of the freezer, this is what I call wondrous!! YOWZA, we're doin' 'Simple Shepherd's Pie'!
          This is what I've got:
        1. 2lbs ground beef (ground turkey really doesn't taste so great in this recipe but if you want to
              use it then who's stoppin' ya)!
        2. 2 jars of beef gravy, 1 beef & 1 mushroom instead would be tasty too (you can use gravy   
               packets if you've got em')
        3  1/2 cup chopped onion (like mushrooms? Slice up a few and sling them in there) 
        4  1-1 1/2 cups of frozen mixed veggies (thawed is best)
        5.  Approx 3 cups mashed taters (real ones, fake ones, depending on how  
              lazy your feeling :)   
        6.  butter or marg
        7.  salt, pepper & paprika 
          Here's what we'll do...enjoy another drink and get to cookin'!
             Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (WHAT? The hell you say)!
             In a large, deep skillet, brown ground meat until no longer pink. Drain.
             Toss all the veggies in with the meat and add a little glob of butter.
             Sprinkle a little salt (gravy has lots of salt already) & a good amount of pepper.
             Cook a few mins until vegetables are softened then add the gravy.
             Stir it around a bit until gravy warms through then spoon mixture into a greased 2-qt
             casserole baking dish. Top meat mix with your prepared mashed pots. Spread taters evenly
             over everything, Dot the potatoes with little blobs of butter and sprinkle with paprika.
             Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 mins until heated through and bubbly. You don't really need
             anything with this meal but do what the hell you want because it is of course...
             DERN TASTY!!!  Good Eatin'  :)