Thursday, 30 April 2015

Cottage Pie...using what you have

This morning I've prepared cottage pie for tea. My shopping comes later this afternoon so I'm a bit low on fresh veg. Everything is ready to go, then all I need to do is a bit of stirring and assembling.

In the pan I put...
Mince, a chopped onion, 4 chopped carrots, a sprinkle of parsley and a few dashes of Worcester sauce. This is ready to go. After browning, I will add the oxo and boiling water, then the frozen mixed veg. The potatoes will be boiled and mashed too. After cooking the mince, it will be put into an oven dish with the beans stirred through. I will top with mash and sprinkle a little grated cheese on top. It then goes in the oven or under the grill. I cook the mince on top of the cooker to save electricity. 

I will share a photo of the finished product tomorrow! 

So simple, but so tasty! All in one dishes are really good when there's not a lot of fresh veg in the house. 

I tend not to stockpile anymore and stick to my meal plan and shopping list. I've found that this works well for us now. If anyone is interested in seeing my meal planning and groceries, please comment below.

Mandy xx