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My next step in my Budget “Re-hash” is figuring out what my family likes to eat. Alright, let me re-phrase, what they LOVE that I prepare. I think if I can make a hard copy list of that, and then know to bulk buy those ingredients, that should cut down on some costs?

One of the obstacles I have come across is that my family eats more than they used to. So the quantity I prepared, say 2 years ago, is nowhere near enough now. That is when I waste, cooking too much, or run out, not cooking enough. I am going to prepare each family favorite and figure out how much I need to keep family full and satisfied 🙂 I will compile a list of the grocery needed to provide meals for a month when I am finished!

My first recipe re-vamp is for my Shepherd’s Pie. This revised recipe feed my family of five and provides enough for an extra teenage boy at the table. I guess this would be a leftover plate, if we did not have company.

 I have just realized I should invite one of my oldest son’s friends to dinner each recipe change for an accurate rating!!!!

3 pounds ground beef

2 cans white corn niblets

8 cups mashed potatoes, cooked – I used 4 packages Idaho Instant 4 cheese potatoes

1 envelope brown gravy mix

1 envelope onion soup mix

Preheat oven to 350. Brown ground beef and drain. Transfer beef to a 9×13 pan and add both envelope mixes and 1 cup hot water. Stir together. Spread corn evenly over beef mixture. Last, spoon prepared potatoes on top, in a nice even layer. Cover with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes. Enjoy!


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