Today’s topic: Recipes

For those days when I am out and about and busy with shopping, gardening, or whatever else takes my fancy, I have found it very useful to have some easy recipes to hand that Glynn can prepare while I am out so when I get back my tea is ready and waiting!  Here is one of my favorites:

Margie’s Easy Shepherd’s Pie

1 lb mince
2 c mashed potatoes
4 oz cream cheese
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
2 tsp minced garlic
1 c beef gravy

  1. Preheat over to 375°F Brown meat in skillet and drain.
  2. Boil and mash potatoes.
  3. Mix potatoes, cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and the garlic until well blended.
  4. Stir gravy into meat.
  5. Spoon into 9-inch square baking dish.
  6. Cover with potato mixture. Don’t worry about it being perfectly even, the more rustic it looks, the better.
  7. Sprinkle with remain 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.

Top tip:  Make sure your orders are very specific that the pan must be emptied of boiling water and washed after draining the potatoes.  The first time I tried this I came home to find the pan burned through and still cooking on the stove – destroyed my best Tefal!

– Margie x