Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's the Little Things

Thanks for all of the lamp love. I enjoyed reading all of the comments and had so much fun with the re-do.

Today is a great day for the next installment of "It's the Little Things."

This hot tea.

A plate of sunshine and Vitamin C.

Our fruit bowl.

Oh my, have you ever had Pepperidge Farms Peach Turnovers? They are really yummy and honestly could be a great winter dinner party dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This plate looks certainly looks like summer and is a bright spot on a dreary day. We received the smaller peppers in a co-op shipment and the large peppers in the back wait for my hubby's delicious stir fry.

Oh yum. Strawberries and Fage (pronounced fay-ah) greek style yogurt.

My daughter making oatmeal packets for her daddy to take to work. And some for us too.

We are having this for supper tonight.

I made it up up as I went along because we wanted tons of veggies and this bowl of comfort food is just what we wanted.

Choc Full of Goodness Shepherds Pie (Is that how to spell Choc?)

1 pound of lean ground beef browned (I used venison)
1 medium onion chopped
1/4 to 1/2 head of sliced cabbage
2 to 4 cups chopped spinach
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 large carrots shredded
1 to 2 cups frozen peas
1 can tomato sauce
1 T. Rapadura or Sucanat (I'm sure brown sugar would work too)
2 T. flour
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup water or more

Brown your ground meat until almost browned. Add in next six ingredients and cook until all ingredients are soft and cooked down. I will add in just a little olive oil and or some water and turn on low heat, stirring frequently.

After your veggies are cooked down, add in your tomato sauce and Rapadura and stir.

Sprinkle the flour over your meat and veggi mixture. Add in Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 cup water. Stir until thickened. You may want to add more water if this gets too thick.

Make mashed potatoes as you usually would. Spread mashed potatoes on top of filling and bake at 350 degrees until slightly browned.

Serve to happy and hungry family. They will love it, and you will know it is full of things that are good for them.

It really is the Little Things. And I'm so thankful for them all.


cindy said...

Love Celestial Seasons!


Victoria said...

Mmmm maybe I'll come for dinner. ;) Love your pretty fruit bowl. The peppers look delish too!

Sarah Kate said...

I love all of the fresh fruit and veggies. I have been considering shepherds pie. I have never made it before. I get in a rut of only making what if familiar and what I have seen my mom make. Time to branch out. Or just embrace other "mom's" cooking.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

That sounds yummy. I may try that for Sunday lunch and have something else to send home with my boy. I have been storing up food for him to take back after his visit this weekend. Thanks for sharing and love all of the little things you shared. Have a great weekend! Jackie

Amelia said...

The pictures really caught my eye with their vivid-just like a professional photographer.

Shepherd pie does sound good - real comfort food.

Have a wonderful weekend...just give thanks to God for all the blessings.

Carrie said...

Everything looks so good! Now I am hungry!

Darlene said...

Everything looks so delicious and the colors of the peppers are gorgeous and bright! Now I am ready to go find something to eat!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Yummy fruits and veggies! I just was at the fruit market today myself!

Oh, I must try those peach tarts. I love peach. Thanks for the tip.



the pleasures of homemaking said...

That looks like a good tea to have especially if you're feeliing a cold coming on. I love shepard's pie - it's great cold weather dinner!


Meg said...

I've never had those peach turnovers but they look really good!