Friday, January 14, 2011

Not For Company But Damn Good

I almost didn't post this because I know the photo looks like what Ina would call a "dog's breakfast."  It's what I refer to as a "not for company" meal.  But regardless, it's damn good.  Just not purdy.  And it freezes great so you can eat it for single girl dinners later in the winter.

Once again the crappy blackberry photo quality.

Not For Company Casserole

* Meat (pork sausage, ground turkey, whatever you like)
* Half a bag of potatoes
* Mashed potato makings (sour cream, butter, milk, garlic, whatever you like)
* 1 bag of frozen baby peas
* 1 bag of frozen chopped spinach
* seasonings of choosing

* Pre-heat oven to 350.

* Peel, chop, boil and then mash potatoes.  Add whatever you like in your mashed potatoes.  I love garlic, fat free sour cream, some butter, milk and pepper.  Use whatever you have on hand.  But be sure to season well.

* While potatoes are boiling, brown meat.  This time I used a tube of pork sausage so it was already seasoned fine, but if you use ground beef or turkey, be sure to season well to taste.

* In 9" x 11" (or something close to that size), layer the meat on bottom.  Then add the green veggies- I used peas and then spinach.  Add any seasoning.  I added a bit of garlic and onion seasoning.  Then layer on the mashed potatoes like a thick layer of frosting. 

* Bake until the top starts to get a bit of a golden tone to it.  Really you just want to make sure the frozen veggies and everything else are nice and hot.  I'd say about 25minutes.

It's sort of like a very easy and very flexible Shepherd's pie.  Again, it ain't purdy.  But it's exactly what you want after shoveling your driveway.  It's family worthy- not boss or impress-upon company worthy. 


REBrown said...

My grandmother used to make this for us all the time! I haven't had it in years....I may end up making it next week.

Just Add Walter said...

sounds yummy -- as a "sort of" single (since my husband travels 5-6 days of the week) girl I am gonna have to make that asap!

AJLinBoston said...

Looks delicious! I'm going to try it with ground turkey.

Nicole @ Wohler's World said...

This sounds like a pretty quick and easy meal to make. It seems like it would fall in the comfort food catergory, which is always a good thing!


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