Enjoying a rainy afternoon & a Shepherds pie recipe

We had a storm move in. 


It was the perfect afternoon to light some candles, turn on the fire place, put on some Christmas music and knock out some blog work. 

I’ve been keeping a secret from you guys for awhile now, but don’t you worry, I will be revealing it very soon.  I promise it will make you very happy.  Smile


Around dinnertime I broke away from the laptop to make a Shepherds Pie.  It’s actually one of the few things I can make.  Because I want what’s best for you, I’ll give you the recipe.   

Cut up and boil 2 pound of potatoes until soft.  I used golden, but any kind will work.

While they’re cooking, brown one pound of ground beef with onion, garlic, sea salt & pepper.  Drain and put into a casserole dish.  Layer frozen mixed veggies.  I used carrots, peas, corn & green beans.

Mash the potatoes like you normally would.  I added sea salt, pepper, a little butter & milk.  Then layer them on top of the veggies & meat.

Top with cheese and bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. 

I made a little mushroom gravy on the side which turned out to be a great idea.  I mean who doesn’t like a little gravy on an avalanche of meat, potatoes & cheese?  #amiright


Speaking of food…


The folks at NuttZo sent me a cool package.  Maybe they heard this wanna be blogger say I’m not a fan of nut butters & it broke their hearts?

In an effort to branch out and try new things, this creature of habit is excited to try three of their most popular nut butters.

Grab 3 spoons & line ‘em up.  


I’ll do a review on them soon, but I am digging the chocolate.  I can just imagine dipping a banana into it.   

Do you know how hard nut butter is to photograph? 


Yeah babe, you know I had to brand that pic.

What’s your favorite thing to do while it’s raining or snowing?

I know you guys are huge nut butter fans, what is you absolute favorite flavor & brand?

What should I pair with it?

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11 Comments on “Enjoying a rainy afternoon & a Shepherds pie recipe

  1. I put NuttZo on seriously everything…started with yogurt, then squash, now chicken and broccoli….hahah I am definitely addicted.

  2. This reminds me of an experiment I had with making chocolate peanut butter hummus.

    Give it a try. So good and it’s protein heaven!

  3. I love secrets!

    I have never tried anything other than peanut butter, but always wonder about the other nuts out there. Can’t wait to see what you think!

    Living in W WA we get our share of rain and my favorite thing to do it curl up with a good book, or a classic movie…like Gone With The Wind, or anything black and white really. My 2 1/2 yr old loves it when I drag in the slide from outside and the balance beam and turn the living room and hallway into a playground for her!

  4. When its raining and cold while I am at work, I dream of being on the couch under a quilt watching a good movie:) Then I want a grill cheese sandwich and some soup! The butters all look good. Excited for your secret:)

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