Repeating a firmly established rule – I don’t bake. But I did make the meat pies a couple weeks ago and they turned out ok and were well received. So, I was thinking about dinner this week and what was leftover in the fridge and/or available. Mashed potatoes from two different meals (actually white potatoes in one batch and red potatoes in the other) – I used the white potato mash. I also decided to try this as a surprise and treat for my Heart… he talks nostalgic-ly about pasties (as do my kids). So here goes:
I cooked up an entire pound of ground sausage (savory sage) and reserved 1/2 for another meal later in the week (probably burritos). I removed the meat from the skillet and sauteed chopped onions in a bit of the grease in the pan and then added a handful or so of frozen mixed vegetables. My thought was to make something reminiscent of Shepherd’s Pie. Once the veggies were slightly brown I returned the sausage to the pan. In a cup of boiling water I mixed in Bisto to make a gravy which I added to the hot meat mixture. I also added in some Worcestershire sauce and freshly ground pepper. The mixture simmered and thickened – I then removed it from the heat to cool.
Next – the meat mixture