Shepherd's Pie - Blast From The Past Series
Another one for my BlastFromThePast series (read about it here, http://personapaper.com/article/26168-blast-from-the-past---my-belated-musings )
One of my managers is Irish and her mom was here in the country for a visit last year.
My manager can't hide her excitement and a day before her mom arrived, she had asked me to accompany her to do some grocery shopping. She said she will buy ingredients so that her mom can cook her favorite dish for her, shepherd's pie. So shepherd's pie is a traditional Irish food and one of the things she misses is her mom's shepherd's pie.
Anyway, fast forward to my manager bringing trays and trays of shepherd's pie to the office. Her mom made nine trays of shepherd's pie. Three trays each of each variety, one made with lamb (which is the traditional one), one variety with ground beef, and another variety made from turkey (for those who are watching their weight, including yours truly) . So shepherd's pie is basically ground lamb (or ground beef or ground turkey, whatever you fancy) mixed with diced carrots, onions, and peas and topped with mashed potatoes and grated cheese and then baked until the cheese melted. It really tasted good and as I sampled all three, my favorite is the traditional one with lamb. I especially liked it with Worcestershire sauce.
Everyone in the office liked it so much that before my manager's mom left the country, she cooked another batch for the office.
Read my other BlastFromThePast post, HappinessInABox here, http://personapaper.com/article/26176-happiness-in-a-box---blast-from-the-past .
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