7.06.2019

# Daily Connoisseur cooks # Daily Connoisseur Recipes

Turkey Shepherd's Pie Packed with Veggies | Freezer Meal | Makes 3



You know how I like to cook... I like to make traditional family-friendly meals, usually without a recipe, and pack them with veggies as much as possible.



If at all possible, I like to double or triple the recipe and freeze the meals as well because (say it with me now) Being Chic is Being Prepared!



Today's video is a collaboration with the family from Easy Freezer Meals. If you want to see a professional's take on freezer meals, check out Eric and his family's videos. They live in Panama and run a freezer meal business. They have freezer meals for every occasion! Be sure to visit their channel and tell them I said, "hello".



OK, on to the turkey shepherd's pies.

I really just used what ingredients I had on hand and I urge you to do the same. If you don't have something that I am listing here, don't worry about it. Just substitute it for something else.

First, I sauteed 6 chopped carrots and two chopped onions in some olive oil.

I sprinkled the veggies with salt, pepper, ground turmeric, cumin seed, celery salt (I did not measure, but roughly 1/2 Tbs of each... also you don't have to use these spices... use what you have on hand and/or like. Salt and pepper to taste).

Add two cups chopped mushrooms and sauté.

Set vegetables aside.

Cook 5 1/2 lbs ground turkey (this is about four of those packs from Costco). Once it is browned, drain, and reintroduce the vegetable to the pot. Add 1 lb power greens (or spinach or kale... whatever you like).

Divide meat and vegetable mixture between three pans.

Layer shredded Monterey Jack cheese on top of meat.

Add mashed potatoes on top of that (I used roughly 9 medium to large potatoes)

If eating right away, put in 375 degree F oven for 30 minutes.

If freezing, cover properly and label your dish. You can bake this directly from frozen if you like at 350 degrees F for about two hours. Or, you can thaw in the refrigerator the night before and cook at 375 degrees F for around 40 minutes.

That's it! My message with these videos is that you don't need to overcomplicate things... Have fun experimenting in the kitchen and finding out what your family loves. If you have young children who are adverse to eating vegetables, pack your meals with them.

If you are not able to use casserole dishes for your freezer, these disposable foil casserole dishes (30 pack) from Amazon are helpful.

I hope you enjoyed today's video. Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you on Monday!


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4 comments:

NancyM said...

Hi Jennifer, I enjoyed the music from this video (in the background). Can you tell me what it was?
Thanks, Nancy

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thank you, Nancy! The first song is Grape Fields and the second is called, Candles and Wine. They are copyright free songs.

Megan said...

Dear Jennifer, thank you for all of your interesting lessons and the videos you share. I am stay at home Mom, and I would like to start working on my Etsy shop again. So I took your advice and I started waking up at 5:30 in the morning to get a head start for my family. Unfortunately now my one and a half year old is waking up at 5:30 in the morning and not going to sleep at bedtime. Do you have any advice on anything else I can do? Thank you so much - Megan

Gaju said...

Hi Jennifer, this is my first time commenting, but thank you for the recipe.