hey guys! i hope you have all had a chance to enter my simply switches gift basket giveaway! if not, make sure you do ASAP.
you already saw my breakfast, i am about to give you the recipe for my lunch (i had leftovers) and my snack was the same as yesterday. i am making chicken piccata for dinner and ice cream for dessert. flavor yet to be determined. i did the 30 minute jackie warner circuit DVD for my moves today. now you know.
the reason i am rattling everything off so quickly is because i have a LOT to do before my trip and really, unfortunately, not much time for blogging.
i leave you with the recipe for my latest and greatest creation.. oh my gosh, this was incredible! yes, i am tooting my own horn here. this one is a winner. don’t let the sub par photos fool you. it’s a new staple in the meals & moves household! side note: whoever entered the giveaway and signed the simply switches guest book as “julia” and said you were there from meals & miles.. my blog name is meals & moves :)
onto the shepherd’s pie!
this is BFL friendly and will make your husband happy. if you have one, that is.
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- splash of milk
- cooking spray or olive oil
- 12 oz lean ground turkey or chicken
- 2-3 celery stalks, diced
- 2-3 carrots, peeled & diced or ~15 baby carrots, diced
- 1/2 medium red onion, diced
- several dashes of worcestershire sauce
- 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
- 1.5 cups steamed green beans
- salt & pepper
- asiago or parmesan cheese, for sprinkling
put potatoes in a large pot. cover with water and bring to a boil. boil until potatoes are fork-tender.
meanwhile, dice your celery, carrots & onion.
give your begging pup a carrot. it won’t hurt.
sauté celery, carrots & onion in a well oiled pan over medium-high heat. add a few dashes of worcestershire sauce for good luck.
add your ground turkey and cook thoroughly. don’t be afraid to use some salt and pepper, either. add more worcestershire sauce while you are at it.
add the tomato sauce and mix well to combine. make sure all your veggies are tender.. if they aren’t, keep cooking the mixture until they are.
mash your potatoes! add the splash of milk, salt and pepper so they taste perfect. the amount of the milk, salt and pepper is up to your taste buds.
have your favorite person (in my case, marshall) test out the ingredients to make sure they are all perfectly tasty.
time to assemble!
first, layer the meat mixture in an oven safe dish like so:
then, add your green beans:
next, add the mashed sweet potatoes:
finally, grate some cheese over the top:
cover it with foil and bake for about 30-40 minutes at 375 degrees.. or until the cheese is nice and bubbly and the pie is warmed throughout.
this recipe makes four very generous servings, here are the nutrition stats per serving:
well, i will be back tomorrow. i promise i am planning to tackle topic #4 of the 30 day question challenge! there’s just no tiiiime today!
1. what is the last recipe you made and loved so much? it can be yours, it can be someone else’s.. leave a recipe link if you have one! if it is that good, i want to make it!
2. how far in advance do you pack for a trip? i am sooo the night before packer..
xo. janetha g.
xo. janetha g.