This is a super easy one-dish meal that gets gobbled up quickly at my house. My younger daughter is rather picky about what veggies she’ll eat, but she loves Brussels sprouts – go figure. So this is a go-to weeknight meal for us, and I love to sometimes pair it with wild rice on the side.
I’m excited to share a truly Irish recipe with you today! This Shepherd’s Pie was a HUGE hit with my kids (and my husband, too). Enjoy!
This is another dish that’s easy enough to throw together for a busy weeknight meal, yet pretty enough to make for dinner guests as well! I recently made this recipe when my parents were in town (with a big salad on the side), and the serving platter was completely empty by the end of dinner. I absolutely love meals that are so much easier to make than they appear. :)
Cooking a whole chicken is economical, easy, and delicious. Once you decide to give up conventional, factory-farmed meat (that’s oftentimes laced with antibiotics and synthetic hormones) and switch to the humanely-raised, organic variety instead, it’s no secret that the price goes up. To offset this increase in cost you can do two things – select cuts of meat that are less expensive per pound and/or eat less meat all together (when it comes to chicken, the whole chicken is one of the least expensive per pound). For all those who have never cooked a whole chicken before…have no fear because it’s easy to do! And this applies even for people like me who don’t like to actually handle or touch whole, raw chickens. :) I normally cook whole chickens in my slow cooker, but have recently become fond of roasting chicken as well (details below).
How to Safely Defrost Meat
Now before you get started, it’s important to make sure you aren’t trying to cook a chicken that’s currently sitting in your freezer…