In honor of the Royal Wedding, I decided to British it up a bit this weekend. I wanted to make a Shepherd's pie so I browsed a few recipes on the Internet and they all seemed complicated so I decided to make one up. I knew Shepherd's Pie was a meat pie with mashed potatoes on top so I based my recipe on that.
Easy Shepherd's Pie
1/2 small onion, chopped1 lb ground beef
1 8.5 oz can of corn
1 8.5 oz can of peas
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
salt, pepper, garlic salt, Italian Seasoning
mashed potatoes (I used the pre-made kind from the refrigerator section because they were on sale)
Cook the onion until it is tender then add in in the beef. Once that is cooked, add in the veggies, tomato sauce and tomato paste. Add whatever seasonings you want. Then let it simmer for a few minutes. Place that mixture at the bottom of an 8x8 pan and then top with mashed potatoes. Cook for about 30 minutes at 350 or until the beef mixture is bubbling and the potatoes are starting to brown.
Remember that Friend's Episode where Rachel tries to make an English Trifle but accidentally adds "beef sauteed with peas and carrots"? Yeah. That is what I was thinking about the whole time I was making this. I wanted to make a Trifle but without actually having to look up a recipe. So I just mixed a few things together that I thought would taste good. I think trifles normally have jam in them but I didn't have any jam.
My fake English Trifle (also this is low-fat)
fat-free pudding mix
small container of Cool Whip
carton of strawberries
a couple spoonfuls of sugar
pre-made angel food cake
Make the pudding according to the package. Then add half of the Cool Whip to the pudding mix. Save the rest of the Cool Whip. Cut the strawberries into small pieces and add a little sugar and water. Layer small cubes of the cake with the strawberries and pudding. Then add a layer of Cool Whip to the very top.
Now on to the Royal Wedding. My favorite fashion from the Royal Wedding was obviously THE DRESS.....I thought it was perfect for a princess. Very classy, simple, elegant, awesome. I liked Pippa's dress too and also the name, Pippa.
|pic from people.com|
|pic from people.com|
What did you think?
What is your favorite British food?