You will need 4 large potatoes-peeled and cubed, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon chopped onion, ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 5 chopped carrots, 1 onion chopped, 1 pound lean ground beef, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon ketchup, 3/4 cup beef broth, ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash. Mix in butter, finely chopped onion and ¼ cup shredded cheese. Season with salt and pepper ant set aside.
Bring yet another pot of salted water to a boil. Add carrots and cook until tender but firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, mash and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add onion and cook until clear. Add beef and cook until browned. Pour off excess fat and stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add ketchup and beef broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Spread the ground beef in an even layer on the bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish. Now spread a layer of mashed carrots. Top with mashed potato mixture and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese,
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Don a bowler hat and head for my place. Manny is wild about Shepherd’s Pie. I’m told he spent quite a few years in London.
Welcome, my human family. I have spent a good deal of time praying for the future of free speech in your nation. The Obama administration is playing it fast and loose with your rights. I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you are on; intimidation of people who oppose the President’s policies is beyond dangerous. Despots do this kind of thing.
Your President Obama made it quite clear that he was out to “get” Fox News. Reporters from Fox were barred from some open meetings that friendlier biased news organizations were invited to. Now that your President is into his second term, he seems to have completely taken off the gloves. The IRS and the Justice Department have done their best to give Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status the “Obama runaround.” They have also set their sights upon journalists who dare to tell the truth and ask questions.
Your President Obama made his disdain for the Tea party well known. Somehow he managed not to notice thousands of people in Washington giving their support to restoring America to its roots and cherished beliefs. He encouraged his lackeys to disparage citizens participating in the Tea Party and his message reverberated across a nation willing to believe the lies and distortions.
Let me call this what it is. It is persecution, plain and not so simple. When reporters have to fear that the long and intrusive arm of the law is tapping into their private conversations and going through their e-mails, freedom of the press is dead and buried.
When conservative groups have to fear retaliation from the IRS and the Justice Department, freedom of speech is stone cold dead, as well.
What’s happening now is ugly, very ugly. My bug face almost looks beautiful when compared to the disgusting behavior of this administration. I urge each and every one of you to contact your representatives and tell them that justice must be served and that our freedoms are to be protected at all costs.
This time it’s the Tea Party and the press. Next time it may be you.
Let us pray…Manny…