TODAY | February 05, 2013
>> in today's kitchening what's on the menu? a little southern comfort . chef bobby dean is reworking his mother's recipes into lighter, lieber versions from mama's table to mine. everybody's favorite comfort foods . at 350 calories or less.
>> wow. is that possible?
>> right. it is. want just my mom's recipes, but really traditional comfort foods . 350 calories or less was something that we felt like we could hit and still maintain flavor.
>> i can't wait. with the shepherd's pie, you wouldn't think you could to it.
>> this is something that everybody's mom and dad at home. can i put you to work? we're going to lighten this up. we're going to use skim milk.
>> and a little -- yes. yukon gold .
>> they're a little more -- what's the word?
>> you whan i'm going to say?
>> a russert would need lots of butter and all that stuff. no, no, no, baby.
>> i do it my way.
>> she does.
>> a little salt and pepper .
>> you're stirring carrots, and i'm adding a pound of lean turkey.
>> lean turkey.
>> did you all do shepherd's pie at home?
>> i love shepherd's pie.
>> we don't have real -- you just continue to do that.
>> i just want to show you how much butter now he uses as opposed to his mother, which is a gallon.
>> my mama would be mad at that amount of butter. she would be mad.
>> do you want me to put that in here?
>> my mama is going to be real mad.
>> what else do you put in here?
>> a little bit of thyme.
>> do you think --
>> do you know who my mother is snoo sn she's terrifying. low sodium chicken stock . this is -- i said this earlier, but it's really incredible, and half a cup of this there's only 15 calories and no fat grams at all. we don't have real fun so we're doing this quick.
>> potatoes are ready.
>> are they?
>> look what you have done. look at your hard work that you ladies have put in here.
>> that's all done.
>> shepherd's pie.
>> how long do we cook that?
>> this is going to be in the oven for 30 minutes . what we would do is take the potatoes that kathie lee was working with and top our shepherd's pie with it. this is the finished product, and it's good.
>> it's --
>> put a fork in there.
>> we don't have a dish. just got g right at that time.
>> accompanied by green bean casserole . these are super southern.
>> you can't do it. i tried. just didn't work. it fell apart. do you like it?
>> needs a little salt though, i have to be honest.
>> well, do it. who needs a plate?
>> are you kidding?
>> i love it. this looks like my mama's house.
>> do you want to try this?
>> wait until you see what the crew does after you leave.
>> that's chocolate cheesecake. i don't have a huge sweet tooth , but when i do want something sweet, it's a cheesecake.
>> by the way, delicious.
>> thank you so much. thank you so much.
>> tomorrow it's a big day . guess what, we're going to celebrate.
>> you're going to be drinking again tomorrow.
>> tomorrow wine day wednesday.