I saw that container of gravy in the freezer on Sunday, when I was pulling out the raspberries out of the freezer for my jam. Made a mental note to use that container when I next made shepherd's pie.
Monday lunchtime, I remembered about the gravy, so pulled it out of the freezer, along with a pound of ground beef/mince. Figured I would make mince and mashed potatoes, as I had left over mashed potato from the day before.
Started to cook the mince and thought I'd add plenty of veggies to it. So popped out to the garden to see what was going on with the zucchini, only to discover that there were three mammoth ones and a smaller one. So cut one of the large ones up to put into the mince. However there was too much, so ended up shredding the rest of it to freeze. Still have two more mammoth ones and the smaller one to deal with another day!!
After adding all the veggies, it was a big pot of mince and gravy; and when I looked at how many mashed potatoes I had, I knew there wasn't enough. So went outside and got the rest of the potatoes I dug up the other day and peeled and cooked them.
I ended up with a meal of mince and potatoes for supper, plus there was enough left over for two shepherd's pie's for the freezer. Not bad from a container of gravy and a pound of ground beef/mince.