Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Blogger Week #2- Post 6- Meghann's Perfectly Portioned Shepherd’s Pie

Hello Hello and Happy Wednesday Night!! Did you have a good day today? Mine went pretty well! Work was busy and then I got a tonnnn done around the house. Just as I was finishing up my house work, Josh called starving! I had plans to go to the gym before dinner (and I did- ran 2 miles, walked 5 minutes, took 1 hour of Body Pump!!) but knew that I had plenty of time to make Meghann's Perfectly Portioned Shepherd's Pie for him and prep mine for later! Meghann's blog, The Inner Workings of a College Graduate, is one of my favorite blogs! She is always making up such creative dishes (she has won BSI- 3 times folks!!). She is also a dedicated runner and is so inspiring to me ;) I doubled her recipe tonight so that there would be enough for two servings. Josh's (pictured below) was made with a regular white potato. I made mine with a sweet tato. I also added some turkey meatballs to Josh's pie(they were leftover from Aggie's Little Meatball soup that I baked up (rather than cooking in the broth)). Here is her original recipe:

Meghann's Perfectly Portioned Shepherd's Pie

3/4 cup cooked Lentils
1/4 cup Chicken Broth
1 tablespoon WW Flour
1/4 cup Corn
1/4 cup of Green Beans ( or Peas)
1 small Sweet Potato
Garlic Salt


  1. On the stove top heat up the lentils and onion.
  2. In a small bowl mix the chicken broth and flour and pour over the lentils
  3. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 -10 minutes or until sauce reduces
  4. Once sauce appears thick add the corn, green beans and spices
  5. Peel the sweet potato and microwave for 4 minutes
  6. Mash the soft sweet potato with some chicken broth
  7. Place the lentil combination in the mini loaf pan and then layer mashed sweet potato on top.
  8. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes, remove top with cheese and bake for 5 more minutes

(Turkey Meatballs)

Sorry that the white cheese on white potato didn't picture well ;). Great recipe Meghann! Both Josh and I loved it!
Do you guys have fun plans for the weekend? My dad is going to be in the area so we are going to go to dinner with him on Friday! I am SUPER excited.


VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for a recipe from the fabulous Meghann!!

My day hasn't been good - I'm quite ill :-(

Hope your week continues to go well!!

Aggie said...

I'm loving this version of shepherd's pie! Yum!

Sounds like a good day for you! I need one of those good productive days around the house too! I did get my 4 mile walk in so I'm happy.

My plans this weekend consist of watching the Gators in the SEC championship...and hopefully getting some Christmas shopping done. Have fun with your dad!

K said...

Great recipe!

This weekend I have another "business trip" BUT it includes eating at an amazing vegetarian restaurant so I'm really excited! How fun you'll be meeting up with your padre :)

Bridget said...

What a good little wife :) That shepards pie looks so good and comforting! I need to figure out how to get more time to make dinners more often!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

oh...... you made it!!! I wanted to try it out too ( I bought sweet potato specially to make it, but haven't made it yet, bad me!)

No plan for the weekend yet! Glad that you'll going to spend sometime with your Daddy, that's always nice!

strongandhealthy said...

Love that shepherd's pie recipe!

This weekend is my dad's birthday, so I'm going out to eat with my dad too!

Krista said...

I love the idea of using disposable loaf pans! Brilliant!

Jenn said...

I love lentils, but my hubby hates them. He might eat them this way way though. Mwahahahaha!

Fitnessista said...

that meghann comes up with some awesome recipes!
my day was bueno, too just busy!
have a wonderful night!

just me said...

yay for meghann's recipe! she totally rocks!

this weekend i'm going home again to get a car part installed so i can have a safe trip cross country...i'm also going to a craft fair with my mom...we love craft fairs!

Sharon said...

Wow, it turned out great! Delicious!

Lori said...

I'm doing the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Walk with my mom and sister-in-law this weekend. It should be a lot of fun. I hope to knock out some Christmas shopping too. Have a great dinner with your Dad!

Ashley said...

I love Meghann's blog too- all of you guys are so creative and your blogs are all so fun to read!

Esi said...

My Irish friend swears that shepard's pie is the only thing he knows how to make. I should send him this recipe. I'm going to a movie premiere this weekend! said...

Mmm ... another fabulous dinner choice! I agree - Meghann is fabulous and SO creative with her meals!

Have a great day! :)

Meghann said...

You are too sweet! Thank you so much for all of the praise! I love your blog as well and was one of the first ones I became addicted to. :) I'm glad you liked the shepherd's pie and I love you rvariation. My favorite part of recipes is how everyone can mold and change the food to meet their needs.

This weekend is my half! I'm so excited and so nervous! I'm also hoping to get a new lap top some time (crossing fingers!)

Holly said...

Shepherd's Pie always sounded so yuck to me - until I tried it and WOW! It is amazing!! I will put this on my list, for sure.

That's awesome your dad is coming into town! How fun!! I have some friends coming into town to visit, and of course watching football. :-)

MizFit said...

I havent had shepherds pie in years. we lived in england for a while and I burnt out on it---but reading this? I think my burntoutnessment is gone!

I know the Toddler would love it.

Heather said...

I didn't realize Meghann won three time! She is the best. :)

It looks great. I love your blog recipe testing days.

This weekend I really need to do some work for school.

Hangry Pants Heather

Maria said...

Looks like this dinner had it all!
Have fun with your dad!! My dad is coming to visit next weekend and I can't wait!
We don't have big plans for this weekend, just baking, watching sports, working out, the usual:)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Why have I not made this yet?!

lauren said...

looks delish! and my weekend is going to be busy! 2 friends of mine turned 30 today, so there will be two different celebrations going on this weekend - plus the ravens/redskins football game on sunday!

Emily said...

hey girl! I just wanted to say that i read your blog all time and love it! Charleston is one of my favorite places in the world, and im hoping to find a job and move there at the beginning of the year!

The Blonde Duck said...

What's total body pump? A toning class? The shepard's pie looks good!

Sara said...

This sounds great, my husband loves shepherd's pie.

Pearl said...

that looks great! josh is lucky! :)