Fall is coming this month!
I know the East coast is just now getting hurricanes and it’s still ‘hotter than the dickens’ outside, but I’m totally stoked, stocked, and ready for fall. Bring on the pumpkin!
As I’ve talked about before, I didn’t eat red meat before I had Liam. That was, until I had shepard’s pie. I made an exception and it tasted delicious. While I was pregnant, I started eating red meat more regularly. Don’t ask me why, I guess the lure of bacon and hamburgers just got to me. Since then, I’ve continued to occasionally eat red meat.
As such, I decided it was prime time to make shepard’s pie myself, this time, making it taste like fall. With the help of McCormick’s new gourmet spice line, I turned this traditional meal into something really special. Making my family wondering what in the world made this dish taste so good! Just ask my husband.
Speaking of my husband, thank you for putting this gif together for me! 😀
How cool is that?
I elevated my everyday meal and to celebrate Liam going down for a rare nap during dinnertime, Logan and I had fun playing a game of Table Topics “Not Your Mom’s Dinner Party” Game. So fun! I found out things that I never knew about him, even after being with him for 9 years!
And there’s good news, folks. You can win this game, spices, and more if you just keep scrolling down!
Sorry, way too enthusiastic about giveaways and fall. I just can’t control myself!
Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie
- 2 sweet potatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)
- 1/2 pound organic ground beef
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- McCormick Bourbon Spiced Pork with Sweet Potatoes & Apples Spice packet
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Steam the sweet potatoes. Pulse the sweet potatoes and milk together a few times until smooth. Set aside.
- Brown the meat in a pan. Drain the fat. Stir in 1 tablespoon of McCormick spice. Set aside.
- Warm the frozen vegetables in a pot on low heat until thawed. Mix in 1 tablespoon of McCormick spice. Set aside.
- In two Au Gratin pans (or two individual-sized casserole dishes), spread the ground beef on the bottom of the pans. Then, Spread the vegetable mixture. Finally spread the mashed sweet potatoes on the top. Sprinkle with the cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and is light brown.
Prize: Elevating Everyday Meal Kit including:
- Samples of McCormick Gourmet Spices
- Bourbon Spiced Pork with Sweet Potatoes & Apples
- Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken & Potatoes
- Creamy Parmesan & Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Penne
- Sweet Basil & Oregano Bruschetta Chicken
- Garlic & White Wine Chicken Scaloppine
- Smoked Sausage & Pepper Creole Jambalaya
- Redbox Movie Gift Card
- Crate & Barrel Wine Glasses
- Vintage Anthropologie Apron
- Table Topics “Not Your Mom’s Dinner Party” Game
To Enter (Mandatory): Leave a comment telling me what fall food you’re most looking forward to or just say hey. Feel free to leave links for recipes!
Deadline: September 16, 2012 at 11:59am Eastern Time
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