Day 245: Baked Awesome

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This is the lovely before picture of my taters, onions, corn and maters bake. In the center was a small pork roast that (surprisingly) came with a pop up timer. I was totally prepared with my meat thermometer but instead I put my faith in the little green button.

This bake was pretty difficult to gauge because potatoes suck up any amount of seasoning you throw on them and the tomatoes and corn were canned which means they were pretty darn bland too.

Maybe not my best experiment ever but I was ultimately pleased with the result. It tickled me how very similar my before and after pictures were. Please note the steam.

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Day 174: Shepherd’s “Pie”

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Much like calling pizza a “pizza pie” it I’d just wrong. Savory pies shouldn’t be called pie. Think of quiche, that’s in a pie plate with a pie crust but it is not sweet.

Make this casserole last week and k was super pleased with the outcome. My friend and I made the potatoes from scratch, grated the cheese, opened the bag of frozen veggies and cooked the (still frozen) ground beef.
We also added a can of diced tomatoes and a can of whole kernal corn.

Shepherd’s pie is so worth the effort. The step most people forget is that you must season all three parts or it will be super bland.
Season the meat while cooking, the veggies once dumped in the baking dish and the potatoes while mashing.