Thursday

[cooking] Shepherd's Pi

For Pi Day (3.14), I made Shepherd's Pie:

Shepherd's Pi

This always feels like a labor intensive meal- and it's mostly the mashed potatoes' fault. Peel the potatoes, boil the potatoes, rice the potatoes... Okay, when I write it out it doesn't sounds so bad but... it is.

While the potatoes boil, I work on the meat- ground lamb browned, drained. Saute onion and garlic. Then add the meat back to the pan and add some other stuff (maybe a little tomato sauce, a few shakes of Worcester sauce, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper). Layer the meat into a casserole dish, then frozen corn (I don't even bother defrosting), then mashed potatoes. Then bake for 30 min.

Last night I evened out the mashed potato surface and piped the numbers on top as Dollar read them to me. The nozzle was a little narrow and the potatoes were a little thick- Dollar was watching me work and asked, "Should it be that difficult?" To which I replied, "IT'S MASHED POTATOES!" Next time I'll use a larger tip.

I wrote Pi out to 34 digits (hard to read, even after browning the top under the broiler for a few minutes). All the extra numbers made the pie more delicious:

Shepherd's Pi

And now leftovers for daaaaays.

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