Monday, October 20, 2008

Walkin' On Sunshine Day 15

"After dinner sit awhile,
after supper walk a mile."
~English Proverb

How are the sunshine walkers doing? We only have six more days left! :-)

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie
8 servings

for filling
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 pound ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup beef broth
1 cup crushed tomatoes in puree
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 1/2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
for mashed potato topping
6 cups peeled and chopped potatoes
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
salt to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Cook potatoes. Meanwhile, make the meat filling. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and celery in the butter, stirring often, for about 5 to 6 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until beef is done. Stir garlic and flour into beef mixture. Stir in beef broth, canned tomatoes, herbs, and worcestershire sauce. Gently simmer for several minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer mixture to a large buttered casserole dish. Preheat oven to 400°. Mash cooked potatoes with butter and sour cream, adding milk until desired consistency is reached. Salt potatoes to taste and spoon evenly over filling. Sprinkle cheese and paprika over top. Bake for 20 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool for several minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Magic Muffins

This recipe comes from the back of the Malt-O-Meal box! We love Malt-O-Meal in the fall and winter and these muffins are yummy, too!

Magic Muffins
12 servings

1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup Original Malt-O-Meal hot wheat cereal, dry
1/2 cup sugar
2/4 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 400°. Combine all ingredients; stir until moistened. Pour into greased or paper-lined muffin tin, filling cups 3//4 full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until center is firm to the touch.