Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dinner's Ready!

A recipe just isn't a recipe until I've taken this out, added that and oh, yeah ... who said it needed to be cooked in that kind of a dish? Yes--it's all about customizing at Casa MG.

A couple of weeks back, I took this recipe from BHG (which I admit is one of my favorite magazines) and made it my own. Here's a peek at what it morphed into:

"Like Shepherd's Pie. But not." (so named by Jo.)
  • leftover Thanksgiving turkey breast (diced)
  • 1 16-oz. pkg. frozen mixed vegetables
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (2 cups)
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • leftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes


1. Preheat broiler. Heat diced turkey through. Stir in frozen vegetables. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Stir in half the cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

2. Dump into greased, oven-safe casserole dish. Top with potatoes; sprinkle remaining cheese. Broil 3 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese is melted.

It took all of fifteen minutes from the time I walked into the kitchen until the meal was on the table, and the kids ate every last bit of it. I call that a success!


Luke said...

Oooo! Wheat-free and looks tasty. I'm in!


Homeschool Housewife said...

I am totally going to have to try this. There are just not enough easy, healthy, meals that kids actually like out there. Much less one that uses the leftovers I don't want to just throw out in a week.

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