This week’s meals could all come under the heading of comfort foods. Tonight is one of my favorite meals. Shepard’s Pie. The first time I had this was at my Aunt Marie’s house. I was staying there with my Cousin Karen. The house was on Morse Street and it was the house my mom grew up in. It was a two or three family house. Anyway… I loved the meal and when I got home I was raving about it. So my mother starting making Shepard’s Pie and it was as good as my aunt’s.
It is such a simple recipe.
Chop an onion. Saute the onion in olive oil, about a tablespoon of oil over medium heat until the onion is translucent. Add ground beef, 3/4 to 1 pound is plenty. Brown the meat and add frozen mixed vegetables. Season with salt, pepper and thyme. Pour the meat and vegetables into a baking dish.
Make mashed potatoes. Yes you can use the instant potatoes. Spread the mashed potatoes over the meat mixture. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.