week four

10-7-13

Yesterday, my sister-in-law and niece came over. My sister-in-law really wants to sell her (not used, price tag still on them) clothes online, so while she was doing that, I putzed around on Etsy looking up “examples” of people’s wares because I finally want to start selling things I’ve made on there. It is overwhelming to think up a logo and all that stuff. I have no idea what I am doing.

Before they showed up, I made a Shepherd’s Pie and another chocolate cake.

shepherd's pie close up of shepherd's pie

I didn’t cook enough mashed potatoes so a thin layer covered the beef.

I didn’t measure but there is onion, half a green pepper, one carrot (although there should be more), and celery cooked up first, then the beef was cooked separately. I added the veggies back then added a whole can of tomato paste and some flour, plus salt and pepper. Added a can of broth and cooked it up for a few minutes until it looked like spaghetti sauce. Lastly added some frozen peas then put all of it in the bottom of the pan.

While doing that, boiled potatoes, then added butter, milk, and some sour cream, salt and pepper, then put that on top of the beef.

350 degrees F for about twenty-five minutes. You’re supposed to broil the top to brown it but, eh, I forgot.

 

10-12-13

It has been a completely uneventful week cooking and/or craft-wise. Tuesday, I did officially start the process of getting my son into preschool and this morning, I did get a text from an ex asking about that project I mentioned last week. I still plan on doing that but in a more modified manner. Apparently, a lot of people have issues being filmed talking honestly.

I did make a meatloaf and mashed potatoes yesterday.

meatloaf and mashed potatoes

 

The meatloaf was easy.

1 lb ground beef

1 slice of bread soaked in milk (drain the excess milk before adding it)

1 egg

salt and pepper

Mix and put together in pan and cook at 350 degree F for an hour.

 

The mashed potatoes started off as scalloped, but after cooking up onion in butter and adding salt and pepper and pouring some milk over them, then sprinkling parmesan onto it. I cooked them at 400 for ten minutes then decided to smash some of them.

Turned the oven down to 350 and put them in for another half hour.

I like my mashed potatoes smooth so used my masher then a fork, but it still came out lumpy in some parts.

Also, it just occurred to me but I did make mashed potatoes more than once this week.

About that business stuff, I still have no idea what I am doing. I’m probably overthinking it as I usually do about everything. I am researching where to go to do business cards and I’m heavily leaning towards Vistaprint.

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