Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wonderful people in my life

I have already mentioned Jill and her unceasing overseeing of my continued recovery from shoulder surgery, but I neglected to include my praise for several other people who mean the world to me...Nicole, my aide/adopted daughter ( I love to "adopt" the awesome girls that God has put in my life) goes way beyond her job description in caring for her patients. She helps me put things in the attic (even in the sweltering summer!), she often brings me treats in the morning, she brings her precious pup (lol) Misha, a pomeranian/daschund mix little boy with her so I get to love on him for a couple of hours. Her personality is awesome...we giggle like two girls and talk non-stop when we get together every morning. Compassion is her middle name! I love her I said, God blessed me richly when He brought her into my life. Her daughter, Zarra, is 2 and a precocious little girl...soooo cute and way ahead of her age. So I gained another granddaughter too!
My 12 year old granddaughter, Sydney, has also been great..she has come and stayed with me twice lately. She is on the swim team and greatly enjoys it. Are all 12 yo girls going on 30? Tuesday we made Shepherd's pie for easy recipe for it. Her favorite tv channel is the food channel.
If you would like, here is the recipe I use to make Shepherd's pie.

5- lbs white potatoes
2 pounds ground beef (or turkey if you prefer)
2 large cans tomatoe soup
1 large can green beans
2 beef boullion cubes
2 lbs shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 sticks margarine or butter
1/4 cup milk

Peel and slice potatoes in thin pieces, cover with water, add salt to taste, and boil until tender. Keep in hot water until the rest of the ingredients are ready to mix.
Drain can of beans, place beans in saucepan with one cube boullion, simmer for 30 mins to 1 hour, depending on how much you like southern beans( cooked to death).
When beans are almost done, in skillet cook hamburger with one cube boullion until done, drain grease.
Add tomato soup heat until hot.

Drain potatoes. Place in mixing bowl with two sticks of butter, mix on high until smooth. Add about 1/4 cup milk and beat on low until mixed.

Have oven preheated to 400F. Place meat/tomatoe mixture in large baking dish or pan, at least 9x13. Add beans and mix. Place mashed potatoes on top of mixture, spreading to cover all over. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the potatoes until well covered.

Place in preheated oven (400F) and bake about 20-30 mins until the cheese melts. serve with veggie salad or fruit salad. Enjoy!

I guess I have rambled on enough for now, so I wish you all a blessed day!

1 comment:

Jill said...

Mmmmm, this is a very tasty comfort food! (This is Jill, the one she keeps making blush & cry with all her kind words) so I've had it, even helped peel potatoes this time. I couldn't let the one-handed wonder, Joy, attempt to, although I'm sure she would have, and it probably would have been really fun to watch, but way too dangerous.
I have my 'mommy no-no finger' all limbered up and will use it on her in an instant. She even got 'Two Fingered' one day when I caught her trying to carry semiheavy stuff down her hallway!! Oh, hehe, I was rambling, I just wanted to say, yes this recipe is both easy and enjoyable!