crockpot sheppard pie

Crockpot Shepherd’s Pie Recipe



The Ingredients.



3 cups leftover mashed potatoes1 lb. ground turkey or beef2 cloves garlic, chopped2 cups frozen vegetables (I used roasted corn and peas)1 medium onion, chopped finely, or 1 T onion flakes1/2 tsp seasoned salt1/2 tsp onion powder1/4 tsp black pepper1/4 tsp paprika (then a bit more for garnish)1 cup water2 cups shredded cheese
The Directions.Use a 4-quart crockpot—it was the perfect size. If have bigger one its fine doesn’t worry however it will cook faster keep this in mind before you start! Brown the meat and onion on the stove make sure you drain any fatNext mix in the spices and garlic you can do it in frying pan or just mix it all together your choice I would pick in the frying pan.

Make sure you spray the inside of the crockpot with cooking spray.
Next put the meat in the bottom of the crockpot and stir in the frozen vegetables.Don’t forget a cup water!
Next add two cups of cheeseNow mashed potatoes yes after the cheese and the meat.
If you like next sprinkle paprika your choice!

Make sure to cover it and cook on low for 6 hours or high take 3.
Once you pick witch one you’re going to do take lid off and cook high 30 minutes. You will see the potatoes to brown a bit on top!

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for about 3, then remove the lid and cook on high for 30 minutes to release the condensation and allow the potatoes to brown a bit on top. Everything is cooked already, so you’re just allowing the flavors to meld and the potatoes to crustily. 

What Family thinks….
I will make this again this is good meal to make when just sitting around house on cold day! Also, if you have kids who are picky like mine! It’s hard find anything for three kids agree on! 

We Pay Them HOW MUCH

Contract for 385,000 a year! Like really, I’m raising my kids so wrong! They need play basketball!
So, Cleveland signed on Andrew Bogut made it 11 minutes 38 seconds in the second quarter of his first game with the Cavaliers. Sad right not even a full minute! He ended up breaking his left leg. He couldn’t put weight on it and went for more test that night. Cav’s ended up losing the game 106-98 was this Bogut fault no because team should have backups. So, contracts guaranteed and they can cut him and find someone else but he still gets it all. However, what puzzles me most is how much he gets paid! He’s going be out the rest season and still gets his cut of 385,000. Why would we normal people get our full check if we got hurt at work. Maybe or maybe not but we would have to fight for this money right! I’d love get paid that much for my work!
The NBA is one of the highest paying professional sport! Here are the top 20 paid players with LeBron James being the top paid! To think just 58 players, make more that $15 million alone why another 433 players are making $1 million this year 2017-2018
1.       Harrison Barnes $22.12 million
2.      Andre Drummond $22.12 million
3.      Chandler Parsons $22.12 million
4.      Hassan Whiteside $22.12 million
5.      Anthony Davis $22.12 million
6.      Bradley Beal $22.12 million
7.      Chris Paul $22.89 million
8.     Dwight Howard $23.18 million
9.      Dwayne Wade $23.2 million
10.  Chris Bosh $23.74 million
11.   Damian Lillard $24.33 million
12.  Carmelo Anthony $24.7 million
13.  Dirk Nowitski $25 million
14.  Al Horford $26.54 million
15.  Kevin Durant $26.54 million
16.  James Harden $26.54 million
17.   Mike Conley $26.54 million
18.  Russell Westbrook $26.54 million
19.  DeMar DeRozan $26.54 million
20.  LeBron James $30.96 million

So, what does this show you. Get your kids into basketball so they can start taking care of you! Really any sport we follow everyone gets paid a lot! We all wish we could make that much! Honestly what I can say about LeBron James he does give back to Akron area! My son is in one of his programs and yes, we have had Cedar Point for free! Christmas time train ride. Also, great opportunists to help my son threw school! Now, if everyone would share their wealth in way! Whole point is why do we sign those type contract where they get the full amount honestly, I think it should be set up complete different! What do you all think?  

125 questions ask someone

Check this out questions to ask someone!
1. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
2. Can you play any instruments?
3. Choose a movie title for the story of your life.
4. Do you have any strange phobias?
5. Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
6. Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
7. In the evening, would you rather play a game, visit a relative, watch a movie, or read?
8. Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why? 
9. Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? And why?
10. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
11. If money was no object, what would you do all day?
12. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
13. How would your friends describe you?
14. What are your hobbies?
15. What is the best gift you have been given?
16. What is the worst gift you have received?
17.   Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
18. List two pet peeves.
19. Where do you see yourself in five years?
20. Have you ever had a poem or a song written about you?
21. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
22. If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
23. What would you do if you won the lottery?
24. What form of public transportation do you prefer? (air, boat, train, bus, car, etc.)
25. How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet?
26. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
27. If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?
28. If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
29. If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?
30. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
31. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
32. If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
33. How many pillows do you sleep with?
34. What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep (and why)?
35. What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top in?
36. Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
37. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
38.  Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
39. Have you ever had a surprise party? (that was an actual surprise)
40. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
41. What do you do to keep fit?
42. Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken?
43. If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce?
44. Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?
45. What three things do you think of the most each day?
46. If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
47. What song would you say best sums you up?
48. What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee?
49. Who was your first crush?
50. What are three things still left on your bucket list?
51. What did you want to be when you were small?
52. What does your child want to be when he/she grows up?
53. What is one thing that all of your love-interests have had in common?
54. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
55. What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator?
56. What is the worst pet you have ever had?
57. What is your biggest complaint about your job?
58. What is your biggest fear?
59. What is your child’s proudest accomplishment?
60. What is your favorite book to read?
61. What is your favorite cereal?
62. What is your favorite family vacation?
63. What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
64. What is your favorite thing about your career?
65. What is your proudest accomplishment?
66. What makes you laugh the most?
67. What motivates you to work hard?
68. What really makes you angry?
69. What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most?
70. What was the last book you read?
71. What’s your favorite type of foreign food?
72. Are you a clean or messy person?
73. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
74. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
75. What kitchen appliance do you use every day?
76. What’s your favorite fast food chain?
77. What’s your favorite family recipe?
78. Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
79. What’s your favorite family tradition?
80. What is your favorite childhood memory?
81. What’s your favorite movie?
82. How old were you when you learned Santa wasn’t real? How did you find out?
83. Is your glass half full or half empty?
84. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love?
85. What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?
86. What was your favorite subject in school?
87. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
88. Do you collect anything?
89. What was the last movie you went to? What did you think?
90. What was the worst punishment you received at school?
91. What was your childhood nickname?
92. What was your favorite toy as a kid?
93. What was your favorite TV show when growing up?
94. What would you change about yourself if you could?
95. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
96. What, if anything, have you ever re-gifted?
97. What, or who, are you a “closet” fan of?
98. What’s the strangest talent you have?
99. What’s your favorite flavor of Pringles?
100. What’s the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window?
101. On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are?
102. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
103. What was your first job?
104. If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join?
105. How many languages do you speak?
106. What is your favorite family holiday tradition?
107. Who is the most intelligent person you know?
108. If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?
109. What is one thing you will never do again
110. Who knows you the best?
111. What’s your favorite zoo animal?
112. When did you accept a dare that you later regretted?
113. Where and when did you have your first kiss?
114. Which storybook/cartoon character turns you on the most?
115. Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – over or under?
116. Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?
117. Who is your favorite author?
118. Who is your hero?
119. Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?
120. Would you rather trade intelligence for looks or looks for intelligence?
121. How often do you buy clothes?
   
122. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
123. What’s your favorite holiday?
124. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

125. What was the last thing you recorded on TV?

A-Z

My Top Picks where I want to go A-Z
Alaska
The great outdoors they say.
Barbados
Beautiful beaches in the world.
Cyprus
 Unspoiled mountain, sand, sun and see what else more can you ask more?
Dominican Republic
Would like to capital Santo Domingo say it’s the social hub of the island!
Easter Island
Love go see the carved stone sculptures of Easter Island the Giant Moai!
Finland
Exceptionally rewarding place to live. It’s the down to earth match to Nordic countries.
Greece
Mount Olympus and the Peloponnese are where I’d love go on the beaches!
Hungary
Thermal springs, thriving arts, music, and the wine! Can ask for anything more?
Ireland
Images of Guinness and Leprechauns!
Jamaica
White sand beaches, blue mountain peaks, handsome colonial towns and neon-lit nightlife. Perfect for couple get away!
Kenya
Kenya is more than safari – when you’ve seen the ‘big five’, go trekking with tribesmen, hike mountain peaks and scuba dive reefs in the Indian Ocean
Luxembourg
Country with a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and valleys, forests, and vineyards.
Mauritius
Is an Indian Ocean.
Netherlands
Hire a bike and discover tranquil islands, pretty canals, bustling cities and great beer and cheese.
Has become the Middle East’s adventure hub,
Puerto Rico
Lot more than sun, sea and sand. Discover rich reefs perfect for snorkeling.
Qatar
Offers desert drives and an outstanding Islamic art museum.
Reunion
Offers lush volcanoes, Creole cuisine and top diving with a French twist!
Seychelles
Ultimate beach spot? The unique creatures of Aldabra, the Indian Ocean’s Galapagos
Settle down to a cup of kava in this tiny haven of Pacific islands.
United Kingdom
Four countries in one, the UK is a land of stately palaces and soaring cathedrals, mellow cities and rural landscapes of vivid green.
Venezuela
Venezuela is where the Andes meet the Caribbean.
Western Sahara
Offers Atlantic surf, rare seals and serious desert
Yemen
‘Arabian Galapagos’ of Socotra island make Yemen a unique frontier destination.

Zanzibar
without doubt one of the most beautiful place to go with unique name.

Walk

Sometimes it’s nice to just take a walk on cold sunny day!

 Yup that’s right its March and we are bundled up again when just last week we could wear shorts and flip flops! Crazy but it’s Ohio for you within a day you can have all 4 seasons! 


  

Tips for mud roll the pants up make sure you’re boots fit the correct way! Don’t be like my son wearing two sizes to big so you fall right out the boots! Also water with ice you never know how deep it is yeah its mud puddle but you could go right threw it


 It’s nice to be able to enjoy times to walk threw places and nature because its best thing to have woods right in you’re back yard to enjoy! It’s better than living in a city where you have travel out the city limits to get someplace nice like New York City I always hated going as a kid sucked packed busy! Just awful place to me! Enjoy some the picture. 







Food Assistance


Food Assistance



How come people can get away with using the state system and others do not!  I’ve learned this past week people are really lazy and get away with a lot!  I’ve just lost my job back on February 23rd 2017 my own fault one little mistake turned big!  So now I’m job hunting because we cant live without money. So I went to our local Job and Family Services I have used them before when needed and I hated having use them really do.  Well, its been since 2015 I had food assistance. Yup right before I moved up in job I got fired from and I went hourly to salary. Sadly when I had the food stamps I let others who really needed food use it for those few months because I felt it was right. Maybe not but oh well right?  Well, okay so I’m filling everything out with the lady explaining I am looking for job I am trying and one I get one I dont want this. She stopped me said let us kick you off the system let us tell you are over income. Really shes telling me use system as much I can. Watch yeah I should had food stamps back when I step down from salary back hourly for my son but I picked not to and struggle little!  Now after filling this all out she asked about my children! I have a boy who 8 and daughter who 5 but due to bad divorce and shitty ex husband he has residential custody of her so cant claim her even though its joint custody. Now, my son long story short no father worry about!  So nothing free no more with the job and Family Services I guess. She tells me I have go job center and gave me window of 8 to 11 witch explain after drop my children off school it be about 9 that was fine. Now today I went job center and got explained because I have children and its only for food I have show up job center for 4 hours a month! Really 4 flipping hours! I’m not complain at all but this is what people have to do just 4 hours when they have kids and they can do a hour at a time. WTF!!!!  Oh and they help with child care so you can go there and also bus services. So I go orientation on Monday for a hour and I can leave then come back whenever make sure my papers filled out right and I can only use it up to 2 hours a day! So I cant finish my 4 hours in one shot! that the only shitty party because yes I would do that! As you all know this will continue on Monday to see how well this orientation is going! So Monday  night look out for blog posting the Orientation Job Center!    

LEGGINGS

Anyone can wear leggings! WRONG!!!!! WRONG!!!!!! WRONG!!!!!

Here is what people don’t say when they see someone walking next them in some Leggings!

We see the underwear mind you some granny panties all bunched up so bumps us in your butt. How is this sexy at all? Please explain to me! Than we have the leggings that fit way to tight so when you sit your butt crack still hangs way out! Once again really! Best one is leggings with a thong see right through and the thong don’t fit right! Like come on woman how is this any sexier! Also why do we wear short shirts with them and really small jackets! I’m sorry to any woman if this upsets you but curvy woman wear clothes that fit right!

No tiny shirts with leggings. Leggings are for working out also people wear them with cute longer shirt or hoodie! Even a small shirt with longer jack but make sure it covers your butt woman! This kills me how everyone turns it into awesome fashion when really makes other people want to throw up! I watched it for 3 hours today! At least 50 people came walking through door and 30 of them woman all with leggings! Let’s see I saw lots butts right threw them! I saw underwear bunched up I saw butt cracks I was thongs hanging way out! When you got do dance to pull those pants up your butt their problem gets bigger clothes I’ve learn hard way!


Best thing woman stop wearing leggings like they are jeans wear them the proper way woman! 

Tater Tot

Tater Tot
Want something to have for a few days? Want something to have for big family? Tater Tot is your pick don’t take long to prep it!
You will need backing pan! Cast iron casserole pan is the best and what I use most! I use it for everything! If you don’t have one those don’t worry, it’s not end world you can keep reading how make Tater Tots! Now Dollar General has awesome throw away ones and get it deeper one because it does help have lots room to what you want add!
Okay What Shall we get from food store! Now, I do have very picky three kids! They all like different things so cook suck if you ask me!
  • Ground Beef – 3 pounds I normally get
  • 2 cans cream of chicken or celery or mushroom you can mix and match one chicken and one celery is good mushroom I never cook with family don’t like it
  • Spray for the pan lots spray don’t matter name brand but I shop save money why pay more for name brand
  • 1 onion (if want)
  • 1 garlic (if want)
  • 1 bag tater tots this also depends unless want layer it
  • 2 bags shredded cheese mix match whatever the family likes


Alright now once you have everything you’re set to go!

  1. Pre Heat Oven 400
  2. Spray the Pan make sure all over upside because we will be filling it up!
  3. Cut onion and Garlic I cut it really small so my kids don’t see it! Also can skip this step call together! 
  4. Meat in skillet start browning it
  5. Can add onion garlic
  6. Drain the meat
  7. Dump meat into Pan
  8. Add Soup that you picked
  9. Mix it around the pan spread it out make sure you add the water just like you’re cooking it
  10. Lay some cheese down not all off it!
  11. Now tater tots I like them all up and leave no spaces at first than ill dump some over top like said can use whole bag or just cover the top!
  12. Now cheese I get cheese happy that’s why I said two because Spread it all over mixing it around!!!!
  13. Put in oven check after 30 minutes spin it around in over check about every 10 min now because this goes based off your oven hate say it not all same!! I like get mine nice brown with all cheese melted.
  14. Pull out oven let it cool off you can cut it see if looks good you! Will look runny don’t worry best part!


Now bowls best option to serve it in!

I hope you enjoy and understand this! I will be adding more just like this because I’m going to add things to it like other night I did layer of pepperoni after the meat! I’ve mixed the cheese bites recipe with it! Keep checking back for more cool recipes!



BAG LADY







Okay you see this car! Can we list a few things so wrong with this car please!
1.    Lots of Bags
2.    Bottles
3.    Can’t see in the car
4.    How does someone drive this car?
5.    What crazy person would live like this?
6.    Bet it smells nasty in the car?

She’s waving I think?





Come find out as driving around the car it an old lady! Looking closer at the picture I realize this is the bag lady! Let’s rewind back to 2007-2011 when I worked at Wal-Mart! A lady use come in shopping and have bags on her hand! It was crazy watch her shop with bags on her hands why not just wear gloves why bags make no sense! Well, I got stuck one-day lady wanted about 400 boxes crayons. Well, lucky us we just finished dumping all the boxes in big container because it was back school time! However, myself had to gather it and lady threw fit about me not having bags on my hand! Like really so I had always wondered stop seeing the lady for while than I had parted my way! Here she is 2017 with lots bags in her car! Does she remember me no! Didn’t know her bag problem was that much of problem. Just deep down let’s say it we all say glad I’m not that person right! 

Mac N Cheese Bites

Mac N Cheese Bites 


It’s hard to find something to make for a family when you have kids that all don’t like the same thing. I have this struggle with three kids everyday! I don’t like making three different meals because they all want to eat something different! Everyone loves Mac N Cheese! 


What you will need 


  • 8 oz elbows 
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese ( Shredded) 
  • 2 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg 
  • mini muffin pan
  • non stick spray 


Turn Oven on 400 and Spray the Mini Muffin Pan with the Non Stick Spray. Make sure you get it really good so it don’t stick bottom on muffin pan. I failed at this on few bad idea. 

Okay, now we need to start cooking 

Boil the noddles till they are nice and soft. Why are are doing this add the 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp flour and mix it into a RUE. Now a RUE if like me I had no clue what that is so you tube became my best friend for this. 

We take a pan over heat and start mixing want make sure not using metal on metal for this wooden spoon or a whisk would work awesome. You have make sure you keep mixing we want no clumps. At this point if you have a child that likes help have them help you!!! they can keep mixing. Once you have it mixed and has some color you can add more butter or flour if you wish to have more cheesy. It’s all up you’re family taste buds! 

Now once that done you add the milk keep mixing it didn’t say you could stop yet! 
Than add 1 1/2 cup cheese mix that all together along with the 2 oz cream cheese and don’t forget the salt and pepper. 

Off to the side mix a 1 egg beaten in a separate bowl we don’t want add it to the heat because we don’t want scrambled eggs! That be bad! 

Drain the noddles put in a mixing bowl add the egg and Sauce mix all together mix around really good.

Once that’s done taste it! 

Now this point you can add Bacon bits mix in if like however my kids PICKY so only few get Bacon bits. If you think anything else want add like hot dogs cut up really small works really well also. 

Now you take you’re muffin pan make sure you spray it earlier with the non stick! 

Scoop away into the muffin pan and push down on the noddles in each one. Take the extra cheese you have and Sprinkle over top add lots cheese little cheese its Mac N Cheese so just depends on you’re taste. 

Now stick it in over for about 15 minutes at 400 or until top is golden brown on top.

It all depends on you’re oven mine 400 it could be done in 10 minutes sometimes! 

Now once its Golden brown pull it out let it cool off. 

Now if you have left overs you can repeat for the oven or save the left overs in case someone don’t want the muffin normally one kids will not want the muffin how it always ends up at my house! 


You should be able take a spoon or fork and come right out muffin pan! Yes some will fall apart we are not Martha Stewart who makes it perfect every time! 


These Mac a Cheese Bites are great for just some snack or to add with dinner! It’s real home made Mac N Cheese instead of the box kind with powder!  


Hope you enjoy!!