Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shepherd's (or Cottage) Pie

After searching through lots of different recipes for Shepherd's pie, I decided to combine a couple and kinda make up my own recipe. So, I used the recipes here and here and below is what I took from them and used. Rodney doesn't really like cream of mushroom soup, so I thought the addition of ketchup and worcestershire sauce (which he LOVES) would tone the flavor of the soup down some yet still leave the meat mixture creamy.

Shepherd's Pie
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 (10.5 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  •  dash of onion powder 
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can vegetables of choice (optional. my husband is pretty much anti-veggie, so ours will be on the side)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (I used instant because that's what Rodney likes, but if you prefer real mashed potatoes that's fine too
  • 3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat until beef is browned. Drain fat. Mix in cream of mushroom soup, onion powder, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, and veggies.
  3. Put beef mixture into an 8x8 casserole dish and sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly over the top.
  4. Spread mashed potatoes over cheese and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake about 30 minutes or until the mashed potatoes are golden brown. 
  6. Enjoy!

Faux Burlap Thanksgiving Printable

I love burlap, so this awesome faux burlap thanksgiving printable caught my eye. I love it! Check it and all the other wonderful things out at Craftily Ever After.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pinecone Shaped Pompom

Our tree has a woodsy/rustic theme to it, so this pinecone shaped pompom by resurrection fern would be the perfect addition to it. Plus, pompoms are just so much fun to make!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Crochet Covered Christmas Balls

I'm already getting ready for Christmas, so while searching for crafty Christmas fun I found these cute Christmas ornaments!  Check them out at Meet Me At Mike's.

Easy Fall Leaf Pillow

When I saw this leaf pillow at Tattered and Inked, I knew I wanted to make one! So, after a trip to Wal-Mart, a strange look from my husband (he totally thought I was crazy) , and lots of stuffing, I had me one of these cuties.

It really is easy to make and comes together in no time. I only had two problems. One was deciding if I stuffed the front or back because there was a layer of interfacing inside. I stuffed the back side mostly because I always make lumpy pillows so I thought that would help (and it did). I also had problems with the silky back fabric fraying a bit, but I was able to tuck it in and sew it shut and it didn't look deformed. Definitely worth the $3 I payed for the placemat. Hopefully I can catch  them on sale and stock up so I can have all of the colors!

Dare to DIY

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sock Zombie!

I love how cute these are! Check out the tutorial by Becky Stern on how to make your own sock zombie at Craftzine here.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Barbie Clothes

My niece asked me to make her Barbie some clothes, and Jess at Craftiness is not optional recently posted a few different tutorials that are so super cute! Check out all the awesomeness here.