Monday, August 23, 2010

Shepherd's Pie

I think I'll make this for dinner tonight.

Shepherd's Pie

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
salt and pepper
frozen corn or mixed vegetables
mashed potatoes
grated cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef and onion (add garlic if you like) . Season with salt and pepper. Heat corn or mixed vegetables in small amount of boiling water, drain. Place meat mixture in bottom of casserole dish, add layer of corn, and top with mashed potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

I did something different than usual tonight and added an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce to the meat mixture. Not like I normally make, but not too bad either. And it looks pretty, yes?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Breakfast Time

I suppose I could eat eggs for breakfast, but I really like cereal. This past week, after eating Rice Chex for most of the year, I sampled a box of Honey Nut Chex. I found them to be yummy. They will make a good change every once in a while. I really do love my Rice Chex, especially with a sliced banana and a handful of raisin on top, and sometimes I eat Corn Chex, but it's nice to find something that will double as a midnight snack too.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Ground Beef and Beans

Our local grocery store marks their own gluten free products. It makes shopping easy and being gluten free a little less expensive. I wish I could tell you I buy gluten free mustard and ketchup, but unfortunately it doesn't say so on the bottles...

Ground Beef and Beans

1 lb. ground beef
1 large can gluten free baked beans
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 T vinegar
1 t. salt
2 t. gluten free mustard
1/2 c. gluten free ketchup

Cook ground beef and onions. Add all ingredients except beans. Pour beans into a casserole dish and put meat mixture over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Serve alone or over rice.

Monday, August 02, 2010

A New Favorite

Just recently I was perusing the cereal aisle of the local grocery store when I came upon something wonderful! Gluten free snacks! I have, in the past, eaten those crunchy Nature Valley granola bars, knowing they weren't entirely gluten free, but enjoying them none the less. Now I have found a new snack, Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch. The come in almond, peanut, or cashew and are great for tossing in my purse for that "suddenly hungry" moment, or to munch when the world around me is enjoying cookies and cake. I like the peanut ones best.