Usually for Thanksgiving, we travel to Southern California to visit and spend time with my boyfriend's family. They've always had a tradition. This year, with full time jobs and no school vacation time, we decided to stay home so we could take more time off for Christmas and the New Year. So we made a smaller dinner, just for the two of us. It was delicious, and I'd like to thank Alton Brown for his delicious shepard's pie recipe. Andy made us a beer can chicken and creamed spinach as well, but since this is my blog, you get to see the steps for my part of the meal, the shepard's pie. I truly apologize for not being able to implement sensory internet and provide you with the smells that accompany these pictures. They would make you go weak in the knees...promise.