Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (October 17, 2010)

Sunday Snippets is a catholic carnival hosted over at RAnn’s blog. Come link up your favorite posts from this week!

Here’s what’s been going on here Simple Catholic Living:

Saints and Scripture Sunday: Sing to the Lord.

Monday: Shepherd’s Pie Recipe. (One of my family’s favorite dishes!)

Tuesday: My top ten favorite scents. (What’s yours?)

Wordless Wednesday: Peaceful Moments. (Candles galore. 🙂 )

Fearless Friday: Prayer of Saint Teresa for those with hectic lives.  (And who doesn’t?!)

Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

My contribution to this week’s recipe roundtable is one of our favorites: Shepherd’s pie*. It is a frugal and tasty meal that’s easy to put together. I’ll often put it together earlier in the day and the just throw it in the oven to bake it off at dinner time.

Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie


  • 2 lbs cooked ground beef or turkey (I usually season my beef with salt, pepper and garlic powder)
  • 2 cans green beans, drained
  • 1 can tomato soup, NOT watered down
  • 2-3 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • Grated cheese, to taste


  1. Layer the beef at the bottom of a 9×13 dish.
  2. Layer the green beans on top of the beef.
  3. Layer the tomato soup on top of the green beans.
  4. Finally, layer the mashed potatoes on top of the tomato soup.
  5. Sprinkle grated cheese on top of mashed potatoes, if desired.
  6. Cook in a preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes or so until it is heated through and tomato soup is “bubbling” up.

Quick Notes

  • To half the recipe, use 1 lb of ground beef, 1 can green beans, and use up to the 1 can of tomato soup.
  • You can use fresh green beans, if you want. If you do, you might want to cook them separately first for a few minutes to start the cooking process first before adding to the pie. I’ve tried putting them in the pie without cooking them first but they didn’t soften and were too hard for the pie.

*I forgot to take a picture of the shepherd’s pie when I made it! Sorry! I will try and remember to take a picture next time I make it and post it. 🙂

(This post is also linked to Works for me Wednesday.)

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Peanut Butter Playdough

Tasty Fruit Tarts