We don't like tomatoes and I don't eat beef or pork. I cook for one, two, and whole parties up to 200. If it's not husband approved, it's not going on here and he's even pickier than me. I hope you enjoy my tips and recipes.
Just pulled my 3rd crop of lettuce from my salad garden!! I’m very excited to eat it, however, now I have a major case of the creepy crawlies!!
So tonight I made a version of Shepards pie. I skimmed a few recipes to learn what a shepards pie is. My version was a hit!
From the night before, I had some leftover mashed potatoes and 1 lonely burger. I also had about 1/3 lb ground venison left in the frig.
1/3 lb ground meat
1/4 c chopped carrots
1/4 c chopped onion
1/4 c corn kernels
1/4 c peas
1 leftover burger
1 1/2 - 2 c left over mashed potatoes
1/4 c water
Salt and pepper
Brown the meat into crumbles. Crumble up the leftover burger and add to the pan. Add all the veggies and water and cook until heated through and tender. Place in a small baking dish. Mix 1/2-1 c mashed potatoes into the meat mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with the remaining 1c mashed potatoes. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
Hubby like it so much, he finished off the dish.
My mother in law had surgery and we needed to get her prescriptions filled for her. She told us to go ahead and get our own groceries while we were waiting for her meds. In the pharmacy area of the local Kroger (30 minutes from my house, 5 minutes from her’s), in the diabetic isle was TONS of gluten free products: Xanthan Gum, Gluten free flours, cornmeal, cake mixes, brownie mixes, pancake mixes and more. It was like GF nirvana!! Being from a small town, it’s been pretty hard for me to find GF items. So if you are struggling to find GF items, check unlikely places like the pharmacy department of your grocery store.
I was watching Rachel Ray the other day and noticed how she mixes her meats for a lot of different recipes. I normally don’t but last night, I used 1 part ground turkey and 1 part ground venison (about a half pound each). I browned the meats into crumbles, added half a bag of 3 pepper and onion mix and 3 Tbsp of taco seasoning.
My husband ate it on tortilla wraps and I ate it as a taco salad using lettuce from the garden with corn tortilla chips. Dinner was really good and he got his “extra serving of gluten”.