When the fall season arrives I enjoy making more hearty and heavy meals for the family. Shepherds Pie seems to fit the need of a warm wholesome and tasty meal for the cooler weather seasons. I put together this recipe from memory so here is what I came up with. Not all shepherds pie is made with a crust. If you would rather leave out the crust you can just spray your baking pan before pouring the filling in the pan.
Preheat oven to 400 deg.
Before making the filling or crust boil 4 large potatoes. Mash the potatoes, with butter, milk, and season to your taste.
2 to 3 chicken breasts cooked in skillet with 1 tsp olive oil and cut into small pieces
5 medium carrots roughly chopped and boiled
1 cup cooked peas
1 to 2 bullion cubes ( your taste)(chicken broth can be substituted)
1 chopped onion (cooked with the chicken)
2 cloves chopped garlic (cooked with the chicken)
While the chicken is cooking prepare the crust.
2 cups flour(chilled)
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup cold butter cubed
3 to 6 table spoons ice water
In a chilled bowl add salt to flour and mix, cut in butter until crumbly.
Slowly add water until the dough forms a nice ball.
Do not over kneed.
Cover with a flour towel and let rest.
After the chicken, onions and garlic are almost done add about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water to the skillet and break up the bullion cubes over the chicken stir and allow to simmer.
To thicken the broth add a tsp of corn starch in to a 1/4 cup water and slowly stir into the simmering broth.
Now add the carrots and peas. Once the broth is thickened turn off the flame and let it cool a little while you roll out the crust.
Roll out the pie crust and place into a baking pan.
Pour the filling onto the crust. Spoon the mashed potatoes over the top of the filling and spread out to cover the filling.
Bake for about 25 to 30 min. or until the topping is browned and the crust is done.
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I am thrilled to be able to share My Memories Suite with my readers! My Memories is so much more than a digital scrapbooking software. You can make scrapbook layouts, photo books, cards, invitations, thank you cards, gift tags, party supplies, calendars and even videos. My Memories Suite is very easy to use and rated # 1 by Amazon and TopTen Reviews.
From the time I became a parent, scrapbooking has been a hobby of mine. This was the first time I have ever used digital scrapbooking software. I was a bit apprehensive because let's face it, some software can be confusing, time consuming and can just end up making you frustrated.
I am happy to say I found My Memories Suite to be very user friendly. I was able to make a Christmas card, Birthday invitation, thank you note and a few scrapbooking pages in no time at all! I have to admit, My Memories Suite can become addicting. That is just how easy and quick it is. For those of you who might not have plenty of time to relax and enjoy scrapbooking, My Memories Suite has quick pages. Quick pages are already creatively designed and all you need to do is drop your picture in,and voila, a perfect page that is ready to save, print or share. For homeschooling parents you can make flash cards and many other learning projects. I was able to quickly make some nice flash cards for my grandchildren.
I made the flash cards with some of my memories graphics and also some photos I had on my computer.
The photos make a nice addition to the flash cards to make the cards a little special for each child!
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We all find some time in our day where we just don't know what to do first. What I mean is my list of want to do and need to do is so long I can not decide what I should put on hold and what I should attend to right now. I am sure you all know what I am talking about. I have gotten to the point today to just give up on my list and just blog a little and take a break from everything! I am going to pick a movie on Hulu (which I have not done in months) pop some popcorn and relax!!! Hope you all enjoy your evening.
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are you a member of Zulily? If you have not signed up yet now is the time! Zulily sales are amazing. I am so happy to see such great deals I am getting the Strawberry Shortcake outfit for my granddaughters and the Sweater Vest Set for my grandsons. I also want to get the grandchildren the clogs but I have to think about it some more. Lol, Whats not to like about spending on the grand kids!
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I want to say thank you to my awesome followers of Grandma Bonnie's Closet and I want to celebrate the opening of Grandma Bonnie's Wee Classroom! To celebrate this occasion I am having a Classroom supplies giveaway!
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I just wanted to let everyone know My New Blog Grandma Bonnie's Wee Classroom is now up and running! I hope to be able to post about my adventures in helping my children home school my grandchildren. While traveling between their homes and them visiting Grandma and Grandpa's home we should have plenty to teach and learn. Stop by and check out our classroom and follow if you like. I hope you all have a great weekend!
I have been looking to save on our grocery bill. With coupons I can stretch our budget and still be able to enjoy our favorite food brands. Every penny saved is one step closer to our Disney vacation. Please enjoy the savings.
Since school has started back I have been on the look out for some bargain school supplies. I would like to add a little extra fun to my collection of educational games and materials. Here is what I found this week.
While looking over the Target Dollar Bins I cam across educational flash cards. I picked up the alphabet, number and animal flash cards.
I also found a nice mini lunch pail.
While out shopping at the Dollar Tree I picked up some magnetic numbers and alphabet letters. I put them in the metal lunch pail so my grand son would be able to play with them in the car while we are traveling.