Sloppy Joe Casserole with Cornbread Topping
Confined by a casserole dish and a crisp layer of cornbread, this appearance by Sloppy Joe isn’t such a mess. For an easy weeknight dinner that’s especially good for kids (or the young at heart), make the filling and serve on grilled sour dough or soft rolls.
Lamb Shank Shepherd’s Pie
This recipe strays a bit from what you may know of beef-based shepherd’s pies. But it’s true to its title with a shepherd’s requisite lamb. For best results, make the stew a day in advance and the topping, the day you plan to serve the pie.
Mac and Cheese
When I make macaroni and cheese, which is often—we keep a version on the menu most days at the Market—I like to use pasta shells that really hold the sauce (if childhood tells us anything, isn’t that the point?). Contenders include orecchiette, ziti, penne, ditalini, conchiglie and, of course, classic elbow noodles.
I love classic Greek moussaka: baked layers of eggplant, tomatoes, minced meat and béchamel sauce. But I tend to find the traditional use of lamb too rich for the mix, so I often opt for ground turkey, which has plenty of depth, especially when spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice.