Friday, November 5, 2010

Shepherd pie...

Or rather, cottage pie. Turns out, if it is shepherd pie, it is made with ground lamb. Ground beef makes a cottage pie. I guess that's because shepherds watch sheep, not cows.

Anyway, tonight it was cottage pie and roasted Brussels new favorite way to make them. Cut them in half, and put cut side down on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Roast at 375* for about 30 minutes, until tender and browned. Yum.

The cottage pie was yummy too. Browned ground beef, diced onions, quartered small mushrooms all browned up together. A little salt, pepper and dried thyme. Gravy made with 1 1/2 cups beef broth/stock and 3 tablespoons wondra flour...shake it up in a jar witha few dashes or worchestershire sauce and pour in pan with the rest. Bring to a simmer until thick. Pour it all into a baking dish and top with very soft mashed potatoes. Spread them over the whole top, trying to seal the edges to keep it from bubbling over. Dot with a little butter and bake with the Brussels sprouts for about 20 minutes.