I love Shepards Pie. Now we have a new tradition, Bison Butternut Squash Shepards Pie. St. Patrick’s Day so brings out the little bit of Irish in all of us. I grew up in South Bend, Indiana and Notre Dame and the fighting Irish were part of my heritage. How could I transcend this traditional recipe and still keep it’s integrity? I so love mashed or as we would call them smashed potatoes. My gosh, that is what made this recipe comforting. I hope this version represents the true essence of what The Shepard would find comforting. Let’s keep the pie, add a leaner meat, and increase the nutritional aspect with the butternut squash. Oh, and with keeping with our theme; let’s not skimp on taste. So we are not settling. Never, ever. The pungent flavors of the black bean jalapeno addition totally transcends this recipe to its height. Stand tall, layer and let it me good!
Let’s make every bite count. Why put a morsel in your mouth that is not calorie worthy, or for that matter….nutritonally worthy. Please read your labels. You have a wonderous beautiful body. Pretend it is a car, let’s say it’s a Porsche. Would you not treat it right, baby it, give it a squeeze, wax it, insure it. Go for check ups, oh and I bet a regular oil change would never be missed. OK case and point, take care of the things that matter. Trust me, don’t do snail maintenance, it doesn’t work. You deserve and will benefit from thinking and eating smart. So on this St. Patrick’s Day 2015 think like the saints would, May the sound of happy music, and the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after. And may the luck of the Irish bless you and yours.