Carnation Evaporated Milk sponsored these recipes, providing me with free milk and a little grocery budget to whip up something good.
I made two recipes from their holiday guide, which you can find on the web site The Cooking Milk.com. Then I made my Shepherd's Pie, using Carnation Milk instead of regular milk (it's a one-for-one substitution). That recipe is below, but first look at this:
I also made these:
Now -- here is my version of Shepherd's Pie, a hearty dish for colder days.
1 pound ground beef
4-5 large carrots
1 bag of frozen peas
2 C beef broth
Salt & pepper to taste
3 T cornstarch
Worchesteshire sauce to taste
Cheddar cheese (slices or shredded)
My potato peeler hard at work.
The Mashed Potatoes: You peel 'em, you boil 'em in water, you cook 'em for 30 minutes, you mash 'em with a potato masher, you add lots of butter, salt, pepper, and maybe some sour cream or cream cheese, and milk. I substituted Carnation Evaporated Milk this time.
Preheat oven to 350. Brown the ground beef and pour off fat. Add chopped onion and diced carrots, broth, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes until carrots are tender. Add peas.
Dissolve 3 tablespoons of cornstarch in 1/4 cup of water, whisking in a small bowl. Stir into beef mixture and keep stirring until it is bubbling and has thickened. Add worchesteshire sauce to taste. (I add about 1/2 teaspoon.)
Pour into a deep baking dish. Like this:
(You can also add more cheese on top of the potatoes before baking it. More cheese is always a good idea.)
I sent her home with food. It worked out well for everyone.
Thanks also to Carnation and One2One Network for this fun opportunity! Check out more of their holiday recipes here.
And visit darling Rachel for all the other Mouthwatering Monday recipes.