Most of you know how much I love to cook and share recipes when I can and here I have decided to share at least one recipe a week with you. Not sure yet if I want to feature it always on a Sunday (might do it more for a weekly Monday post) but for this week I shall be posting this one today. This recipe is adapted from a recipe found on the back of an A1 steak sauce bottle. Anyone in my family knows how much I love steak sauce and here in the US A1 is my favourite brand. However, for the sake of making it easier on anyone reading this blog, your favourite brand of steak/brown sauce will do well to substitute if you can’t find A1 in your local supermarket or grocer’s. So, feel free to use Heinz or HP sauce to substitute. The recipe in its original form is rather simple but I like to add a little more to such things so I will share with you my own take on this simple but delicious dish.
CHEDDAR POTATO PIE
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 onion, choopped
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- fresh or dried oregano
- splash of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 cups hot mashed potatoes
- 1 cup shredded red cheddar cheese
- Heat oven to 350ºF .
- Saute mushrooms, onion and garlic over low to medium heat and add meat and season with salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce to taste. Once onion is slightly translucent in large skillet; drain. Add steak sauce and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
- Spoon into 1 1/2 qt. baking dish and spread evenly.
- Spoon prepared mashed potatoes on top and spread evenly over meat mixture.
- Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and sprinkle mixed dried herbs over the cheese.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until heated through (165ºF).
It’s really quite an easy recipe to follow and a quick meal to prepare. Just a few notes on my personal preparation; for the hot mashed potatoes I used some nice red potatoes and made my mash from scratch. I dislike packaged potatoes but if you’re pressed for time or don’t like to make your own mashed potatoes you can always use the package variety. I don’t recommend it at all as fresh ingredients are always the healthier option and more flavourful. Regarding the herbs I also used fresh herbs in the meat mixture. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, perhaps a nice vegan meat substitute (vegan mince) would work very nicely for this pie and as for the cheese I would use the Daiya brand over others but any other cheese alternative would probably work as well. If you’re not a fan of ground beef, chicken, turkey, lamb or pork would be other alternatives for this simple style pie.
I’d love to see what you do differently if you decide to adapt this recipe yourself or if you use it as is please share a photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #wlksinbeautyrecipes. I’d love to see who’s making food they find here.
I served this with a nice summer vegetable medley and had a glass of cranberry-raspberry juice with it.
Photography by: Nadia M. Perez Bugler
Recipe adapted from: A1 Sauce Bottle
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I know I said I was going to keep up to date with the ICAD posts but life has been just hectic and I’ve not had the chance to post them weekly here. I have, however, posted most of them on my personal Instagram account and you are more than welcome to have a look at the rest there. ☺ Here I am sharing cards 32-38, dated 2nd July through 8th July 2015. I’ve been enjoying experimenting with different techniques and for those dates did mostly doodles. Other cards have included painting, mixed media, collage and more. I used Letraset ProMarkers and Tria Markers for these along with Pitt Pens and Micron pens for the drawing aspect. So, without further ado, here they are!
ICAD 2015, Card 32: Bubbles
ICAD 2015, Card 33: Sleepy Cheeks
ICAD 2015, Card 34: Rose Ambition
ICAD 2015, Card 35: Texture Study
ICAD 2015, Card 36: Metallic Waves
ICAD 2015, Card 37: Chalkboard Style
ICAD 2015, Card 38: Summer Berries, Strawberries
Tennessee Volunteers Index Cards
Faber-Castell Artist Pitt Pens in black
Sakura PIGMA MICRON Pens in black
LETRASET Promarkers (Pastels)
LETRASET Tria Markers (Brights)
CRAYOLA CRAYONS in Yellow Green
ALL ART WORK was hand-drawn and coloured by me, Nadia M. Perez Bugler. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 2015
Yesterday evening I had the opportunity of going out to dinner with my mom and her friend from France who also came with her mother. We had a lovely time out on Anna Maria Island and used the 45 minute wait for a table at the Waterfront Restaurant to wander along the pier and take some stunning photos of the evening. I’d like to share a few with you all now.
Linked up to: Fawns & Fables’ Wonderland Link Up for photography. ☺
I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction in which I would like to take Walks in Beauty which is why I haven’t updated it much lately. Ideally, I’d like to have a main focus on this blog and the focus I’d like to give it is plain and simple but requires a lot of effort, of course. I want to make it into a true expat lifestyle blog and focus mainly on the area of the UK I will soon be residing permanently in, Dorset. I want to bring you, my readers, closer to the place I have come to love and feel most at home at. I want you to see it with me as I go about daily life. I’d like to take you to where I shop, where I go for walks, share my kitchen adventures with you and invite you to share Dorset’s magic with me from the comfort of where you are. While I am here in Florida waiting to complete my visa application process I will be sharing throughout the next few weeks photos and moments from my time in Dorset last year which I did not previously share while I was there. Also, I will continue to research the area surrounding Bridport, the market town I will be residing in, and sharing what I find with you here.
Aside from that though, I really want to share with you what is going on in my life as I wait here in Florida as well so you will be able to catch a glimpse of life in this peninsular tropic. Aside from the heat, it’s really not such a bad place. *wink*
There are also some very lovely places to visit here in the Tampa Bay area and I will share with you some of my favourites so that if you come to the area you will fall in love with it.
So, stay tuned for new blog posts and a few other new things along the way…