So Sunday, Comfort Food Required

B586045D-A3C6-4B3C-B700-05AA3BDBF3C6Since our world is turned upside down and a normal Sunday supper was out of the question, a comfort food meal seemed like the proper way to go. Comfort food by description is something that just makes you feel good. Right now feeling good is as important as eating well. There are a number of things we consider as comfort food meals, what I had, determined what I made. luckily what I had allowed me to make our favourite of the things we call comfort food meals. Shepherd pie is hands down something that makes us feel good eating. It’s also something I totally enjoy making, I just find it fun to make. It doesn’t allow me to play in the kitchen because I make it the same all the time. I think given how screwed up things are we should all be making more comfort food meals. Making meals that are your favourites or ones that make you feel good have always had there time and place, as they should. What we are all living through has changed that in my mind at least. They have a new job in this world of worry and fear. That job is now to being a smile to us and give us a little pleasure where we have none. So make something you really enjoy and smile at the joy it gives you.

It turned out to be a fun day for me, made a meal that we enjoyed eating. Shepherds pie is a great meal no matter what day you have it. Also it was fun getting updates on my son’s first attempt at making my scalloped potatoes. They turned out great so hopefully he makes them often. But time for the shepherds pie.

1 pound ground beef

1 onion diced

1 rib celery chopped

1 carrot chopped

1/2 cup frozen peas

1/2 teaspoon thyme

2 cloves garlic minced

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon flour

1 cup beef broth

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

3 cups mashed potatoes

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Preheat a frying pan on medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook breaking it up until it’s browned. Add onion, celery, carrot, garlic, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium cook for about 10 minutes stirring often. Add thyme and flour, cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly, pour in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, stir until thickened. Remove from heat, stir in peas and let cool, when cool transfer to a casserole dish. Top with mashed potatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 45 minutes.

About Graham Stewart

This is me on a bad day.
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1 Response to So Sunday, Comfort Food Required

  1. Pingback: So Sunday, Comfort Food Required — How I Cook — by Graham Stewart | homethoughtsfromabroad626

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