Sheppard’s Pie & Smallville

After work on Saturday, we were ready to kick back and enjoy the rest of our “off-day.” Time for some of that number #14!  We decided to cook a meal and watch one of our current favorites, Smallville.

We both watched Smallville before ever meeting one another…. When I was in High School, it was one of my many weeknight viewings, but it has been quite some time since I’ve seen the super Clark Kent in action. As for D, he owns 5 season on DVD. It’s safe to say he’s seen them once, or twice!

With Smallville secured, we went grocery shopping! In hopes of avoiding our regular pasta on pasta on pasta dish, we ventured out into the Sheppard’s Pie world. D craved, E tried! We must forgo the typical loaded-with-meat pie because I’m a “vegetarian”… with a few exceptions. We’ll get into that discussion later, but D is always eager to try non-meat substitutions with me! We just get him a bratwurst or two on the side, and he’s good to go!

Ingredients:
Frozen Mixed Veggies (corn, green beans, carrots, lima beans, whatever your heart desires, etc.)
Sliced Mushrooms
1/2 Red Pepper
Sliver of Onion
1/2 a can of Beef Broth
Mashed Potatoes
Cream Cheese
Shredded Cheese
Biscuits

Directions:

  1. Boil the veggies in water until they are cooked. {follow the bag – the beauty of frozen items!}
  2. Chop & sauté the mushrooms/onion/pepper in olive oil.
  3. Combine the cooked and sautéed veggies into a saucepan and simmer them in some beef broth.
  4. Make the mashed potatoes [instant, baby!] and add as much or as little cream cheese as you want to the mix on low heat.
  5. We cooked it all in a square, glass, brownie dish – layer the bottom with your veggies and cover them with a thick layer of mashed potatoes.
  6. Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top!
  7. Bake for 30-ish minutes on 400 degrees.
  8. Nom!

Nothing too fancy, but man ‘o man, stinking delicious. Feel free to substitute real veggies for the frozen ones. We were hungry…. what can I say!

Mushrooms, Pepper, Onion Mix

Mushrooms, Pepper, Onion Mix

All the veggie goodness!

All the veggie goodness!

Cream Cheese Potatoes

Cream Cheese Potatoes

Voila!

Voila!

photo credit :: E – iPhone 4S

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