Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Experimental Shepherd’s Pie

Posted by 9 years ago 14 Comments

This was last nights dinner. Out of all my videos this one may be the longest, most boring example of parenting ever! In all seriousness here is just a sneak peak on catastrophes that happens…

  • Ryan has entered the “Why” stage and he doesn’t stop talking.
  • I get “Bonked”
  • That glass incident that wasn’t worth a fight
  • Toddler Camera Shake that I’m unaware of
  • LOUD off camera toddler laughs and screams
  • Off camera toddler water gurgling and bubble blowing
  • Realizing I didn’t have enough sweet potatoes
  • The fly incident with a burst of sunlight
  • Screen saver going on
  • And many more…

Let’s just put it this way, if I wasn’t recording I think I would have screamed at him! It was just one of those, “I’m a toddler and I’m not going to stop” moments. You other mom’s know! ;~)


It was GOOD! The meal, I mean. A fabulous, lite, comfort casserole meal! I’m not going to post any details. When I make it again I will measure and calculate nutritional information. For those on Weight Watchers, I estimated 4 servings, 4 points each.

Oh! in case you are wondering here’s the link to info on Shepherd’s Pie.

Update: We made it again! Check out our new Shepherd’s Pie video!

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    July 23, 2008

    Hehe...Ryan made me laugh! I love watching him eat that pepper. I think you would have had enough sweet potatoes if Ryan hadn't eaten most of them!


    July 23, 2008

    Hey Roni, I have been watching your videos for awhile and I love them and I honestly can't wait to try this one! I have never been a fan of sweet potatoes, but I am going to venture out and try them in this recipe. Thank you so much for your blog and GLB! I have been so inspired by you and have gotten so many tips and ideas! THANKS! P.S. I absolutely love that your "toddler" is in these videos. I think it adds so much to them! I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old and my 3 year old acts almost the same exact way as Ryan!! You are doing an awesome job! Melissa

    Melissa Colley

    July 23, 2008

    "That was a funny movie" from my almost 4 yr old daughter! HA HA, I had my 2.4 and 3.5 yr old daughters watching and I said, "see how hard it is to be a Mommy" Love it, and boy you kept your cool! Thanks for another great recipe, ever since the Spaghetti Squash (which I happen to have one in the mcro right now) I have been a HUGE fan! thanks for the weight loss (I swear my spaghetti squash).


    July 23, 2008

    I just caught the end of the video that you put at the beginning and I have to say I can SO RELATE with you and Ryan! My DS was 4 in April. The bug thing is driving us insane too. I always tell him he's a boy-he's not supposed to care about bugs! And the why stage...oh gosh that's fun! ;) My DS never stops talking either. I think it's a first born thing. But Ryan is so cute! I love it when he's in the videos!


    July 24, 2008

    This video was hilarious! Shepherd's pie in the UK is made with ground lamb, peas, gravy and mashed white potatoes. Your version looks so much nicer that we are going to try it this weekend. Thanks Roni for another great recipe.


    July 24, 2008

    whew...You pulled through during tough times. Although he might have been a partial distraction it would not be the same without the toddler. It is just a phase that we will all have to patiently wait through. ;-) Oh....PS....Attention ALL RONI fans...I submitted Roni to the Oprah show via . If you have a free minute please log in and recommend her too. She has inspired so many and could possibly inspire more with the right help. Maybe we will get to see Roni (and Ryan) on TV!!! Oh...what if she made the Oprah book club w/ her cookbook. Get to work bloggers! :-)


    July 24, 2008

    2 things. first, christy? I DID TOO!! we need to get roni on there!! and next? I can not wait for my own Tornado to watch this video... M.


    July 24, 2008

    That recipie looks great, you're so crafty in the kitchen. BTW, your arms are looking very buff! All that winter weightlifting gave you great tank top arms!


    July 24, 2008

    Hi Roni, Thanks for the great video! I made a vegetarian version of this tonight and it was great! You can check out the post I made about it here:


    July 25, 2008

    "That's where bugs live" LMAO... love it, love it :)


    July 25, 2008

    Ryan seems like a normal 3 year old. I have one just like it... bug convo and no stop talking... I think we live similar "mom" lives, just miles apart.


    July 26, 2008

    You truly do keep your cool! I get frustrated with DD quite easily! I have eaten Shepherd's Pie for years - my mom's recipe anyway. I've never thought of using sweet potatoes, I'll have to next time! Here's how we do it: can of green beans, layered on bottom of 9x13 mix ketchup & worcestershire (to taste-I like mine ketchup-y) with 1 lb browned ground beef. layer on top of green beans add a layer of mashed potatoes top with grated cheese bake at 375 until cheese is melted I don't measure my ingredients, just throw them together! Next time I make mine, I'll use ground turkey, sweet potatoes, and reduced fat cheddar cheese to lower the points value! Thanks for all you do - You're amazing!


    July 28, 2008

    Wow, I just made this for lunch, and is it ever yummy! I cleaned out my vegetable drawer and threw in a hodgepodge that would have been unusable in a few more days had I not come across your fantastic idea. I made mine sans meat, cooked the veggies with a pat of butter and added a splash of soy sauce to darken the flavors, shook in some Italian seasoning, which REALLY added a bang, and some hot pepper flakes. Great stuff. I love the toddler, BTW, he really makes the videos, even when he's being, well, a toddler! You're a great mom! I get a big kick out of seeing him gnaw his broccoli and pepper so possessively! And yes, he ate quite a bit of your sweet potatoes, no wonder he didn't want to try it after it was all done, he was full!


    July 28, 2008

    Roni, I made this tonight varying some ingredients. It was so amazing and the texture and flavor was phenomenal!! I don't wanna pot ehre and tae fomr yours as you have not posted your recipe so I am going to email it to you with WW points and a pic :) Feel free to share it if you want to. Darci