Monday, February 4, 2013

Double Duty

Despite owning easily 50 or more cookbooks (all of which have been paged through profusely, but rarely actually cooked from), I recently purchased yet another one, entitled Fix It & Freeze It Heat It & Eat It.  I was lured in by the promise of recipes that freeze easily and thus can save you time on busy days (of course, that's only true if you remember to take it out of the freezer far enough in advance, but that's another post.)  One section is devoted to recipes you can make and eat that night and then freeze a portion and make something different with it another night.  So, I started with something simple and a few weeks ago I made the homemade sloppy joes.  While making it, I doubled the recipe and then just the other day used the sloppy joes to make a modified Shepard's pie.

This dinner was all about putting something together quickly and thus the use of pre-made mashed potatoes.  The other ingredients were shredded cheddar, green onion and obviously the defrosted sloppy joe mix.

I spread the mix in the bottom of the casserole dish and then mixed the potatoes, cheddar cheese and chopped up onion all together.

And spread that on top of the meat.

Out of the oven it wasn't the prettiest dish in the world but the taste wasn't half bad.

I recently came across and pinned another double duty recipe for herbed turkey thighs that you can then take and use in a wonderful sounding turkey pita with cucumber salad.  Next time I see turkey legs on sale I might just give it a try. 

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