Enjoying a rainy afternoon & a Shepherds pie recipe

We had a storm move in. 

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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

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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

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Speaking of food…

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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.  

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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? 

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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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