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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Country Cove’s Version Of Shepard's Pie !


Only with out the Shepherd and lamb lol !

The weather was chilly yesterday and Papa and I like to have hearty suppers when its chilly ! Kind of stick to your ribs type foods , keeps ya warm,  full  and cozy !

We were both raised by British and Canadian parents and ate hearty  foods in colder weather !


This is for two !  And some left overs as well hehe !

I have 6 medium peeled potatoes cut in half boiling , Half a pound of ground beef  with half a sweet cooking onion chopped cooking and  a cup of mixed frozen veggies ( peas, green beans, carrots and corn ) on the go ! I mix with my ground beef   a bit of whistashashire sauce ! that's what we call it lol and a splash of HP sauce or brown sauce  as they call it in England .


Once your meat and veggies are cooked combine the two in the meat pot with some of the veggie water for a bit of gravy and stir together . Then put in dish whilst you drain and mash the taters !


As you mash your taters add  one table spoon of butter or margarine and a splash of milk , mash and blend . After I mash the taters I like to use a fork to give them a bit more of a whipped texture ! Just something I learnt from my Mama Smith !


Place mashed whipped potatoes over meat and veggies and evenly spread with a fork  , then run the fork over the potatoes to get this design !


Then pop in the over just before supper time heat and bake at 350 for 20 to 25 min and it comes out piping hot and the  potato is slightly crisp and golden brown ! MMM !


                                  Then the part I don't like so much , the dishes !


I could put the pots in the dishwasher but knowing my luck I will need them at a later date lol !

I find that most dish soaps don't remove the potato starch that well  from your pots unless you scrub the heck out of them and by that time you just had a major work out  !

Mama Smith’s trick for getting starchy sticky cooked potato off your pots and lid  . Old fashioned Cow Brand Baking soda . Pour a little  in your pot and on the lid , gently scrub with your scrubby , rinse well and   Voila ! clean as a whistle !

Miggy was out side the entire time , but when I let her in she went straight to the counter and did the sniff , sniff  lick her chops, what smells so good mum ?



            Miiiggggyyyy ! Get away from that !!!!!! That’s Mama and Papa’s supper , if your a good girl  you may have some with your supper !

The weather is all over the place one day its chilly the next it’s warm , like today sunny and warm  Mother Nature is playing tricks on us again .

                            Until next time hope you all have a great day !

                                          Country Gal


Lois Evensen said...

Looks yummy! I have an identical Corning Wear dish that I use often. I get a kick out of your stove. I haven't seen one like that for a long time - probably 50 years. It was so easy to control the heat with them.

Barbara Rogers said...

What a delicious sounding dinner! Love your pics of Miggy. She's so cute, and you capture her moods.

DeniseinVA said...

Oh boy, did this take me back. Love your "whistashashire sauce", that made me laugh. For me this is not only a comfort/cold weather food but a nostalgia food. If I haven't mentioned it before, I love your header photo and your last shot where she is sniffing the air.

Crystal said...

I love sheperds pie, but find it can get soooo dry. Haven't made any real oven food here cause its still been hot in the daytimes so heats up the house, yesterday was 27, kinda crazy for end of Set.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

One of my favorite dishes, all year round !
I make mine with the Coleman's Shepherd Pie mix from Publix, lots of taste and wonderful brown gravy.
I will give your version a whirl, it looks simply delicious !!.

Muffy's Marks said...

Even without the shepherds, your pie looks and I'll bet tasted delicious. We are dutch/german heritage and like hearty meals in the fall and winter.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love hearty, rib sticking food when it gets cold. The recipe looks delicious.