I don’t know about you, but we always make way more food than we need for Thanksgiving so that we can have leftovers. I almost think that the leftovers are better than the original meal. I know it sounds wrong, but Thanksgiving leftovers are the bomb! Usually we have a pretty well balanced amount of leftovers. However, this time we had more leftover potatoes than usual. So, I decided that it was time to come up with a recipe that featured leftover mashed potatoes. This Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie features leftover turkey, gravy, vegetables all topped with a nice layer of potatoes. It was a hit and I am sure it will be a hit at your house!
- 1 pound top sirloin steak, or tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1/2 in pieces
- 2 tbs butter
- 2 tbs finely chopped shallots
- 2 (6-oz) packages sliced mushrooms
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 3 tbs all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 5 fresh thyme sprigs
Starch Starch Starch, I love Starch. This is the greatest meal I have ever had. It is based on one that I had a Bob Evans Restaurant. It is basically a Biscuit, topped with mashed potatoes, topped with chicken noodle soup. Amazing!! This was one meal that I was extremely happy that I had leftovers of.
I can not emphasize how much I enjoyed this meal. Noodles, potatoes and a biscuit, so many carbs, so frickin awesome.
Last week I made a pot roast and it needed a few sides. So I searched the internet to find a couple of sides to serve along with the roast. One was the Roasted Cauliflower that I posted about last week. Today I am posting about some exquisitely creamy, garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes. So tasty and full of flavor. They honestly take no more time than regular mashed potatoes so if you have a choice, I would always make these.
I shaved some slices of Parmesan onto the potatoes for this shot. It is unnecessary, but added yet another punch of cheese flavor to the dish.
I have said it and I will say it again. I love potatoes. They are tasty, filling, and go great with cheese. A couple of days ago I posted Braised Short Ribs. They were delicious and created some of the tastiest gravy that I have ever had. What goes great with gravy? Potatoes. What goes great with braised short rib gravy? Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes.
They were creamy and delicious. They had just enough goat cheese to taste the cheese without overpowering the potatoes. Amazing!!!
I am in full Turkey Day mode. To go with the turkey that I made yesterday, I decided to make some whipped red skin potatoes. Red skin potatoes are my favorite. They are not too starchy and they taste great. Since they have less starch, they whip up nicely. Plus, I like having the skins in the mashed potatoes. It gives the potatoes a homemade feel and further emphasizes to your dinner guests that you actually made real mashed potatoes. Another bonus, I think it looks cool.
Simple and super tasty.