This was my attempt at recreating High Rock Cafe’s wonderful Shepherd’s Pie. I came pretty darn close! It was delicious! Lots of work though.
- 2 t. olive oil
- 1 c. onion, chopped
- 1 c. carrots, diced
- 1 c. celery, diced
- 2 T. flour
- 1 beef bouillon cube
- 1 c. water
- 1 t. thyme
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/4 t. pepper
- 1 T. soy sauce
- 8 oz. ground turkey
- 4 cups kale, steamed
- 1# potatoes, peeled & diced
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 T. skim milk
- 2 T. low fat sour cream
- salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cook the potatoes and the garlic. Steam the kale.
Heat the oil in a pan, add celery, onions and carrots. Cook for about 3-5 mintues. Add the turkey and cook through. Add 2 T. flour, thyme, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Stir in beef broth and soy sauce and simmer until thickened. Stir in the steamed kale.
Use 4 individual dishes to prepare the pies. Divide the turkey & kale filling evenly among the 4 dishes. Place the prepared mashed potatoes on top of each pie. Bake for 20 minutes, then add some cheese to the top of the potatoes and bake another 10 minutes or so.
The total for the pie with potatoes AND cheese was 9 points+. Hot, delicious and a thumbs up from the whole family. The portions were just right for hubby and I, but the kids will be eating leftovers for lunch today. 🙂
Not much else to report. I decided on a day of rest today since my hamstrings and chest/arms are very sore. I’ll be back at it tomorrow!
Here’s the upcoming week…
- Monday – Zumba, Dentist appointment for C, her first cavity! Ugg..
- Tuesday – Baraboo in the morning, bake muffins in the afternoon for snack day, Parent Club at 5:15
- Wednesday – My first day of work at Weight Watchers! AND weigh-in (more on that in a bit)
- Thursday – Parent Teacher conferences at night
- Friday – Zumba, early release, girls are going to a friend’s for a play date
- Saturday – Zumba, canned good movie in the morning
- Sunday – Hilldale Mall for C’s artwork.
Okay, on to weigh-in. I’ve been really motivated since I found out I’ll be working for WW soon. As you know, I’m over goal right now and I’m not happy about it. So since Thursday I have not been snacking after supper. Yeah, I may have a cappuccino, but I have not been injesting 5-10 points worth of carbs. I can feel it a bit in my body this morning and the scale is showing major improvement!
On to other things, the girls slept until 8am this morning! I thought they would never wake up, I had a good 3 hours of quiet before they got up. Nice! It’s hard to believe it’s almost noon and they aren’t driving me nuts! LOL
Have a great Sunday!