Sunday, 11 December 2011


"All the adults at work take leftovers in their lunches."

Someone told me this today when asking me to make a big Sunday night supper.  I'm not sure why "adults" were specified... Pretty sure there aren't any children at hubby's work.

This led me to make Rachael Ray's recipe for shepherd's pie.  It was your basic recipe with a couple of twists.  It called for gravy made from a couple of tablespoons of butter and flour for thickening, 1 cup of beef broth, and 2 tsps of Worcestershire sauce.  To top off the casserole I made mashed potatoes and then added a few key ingredients (as per Rachael's instructions).  You mix 1 egg yolk, 1/2 cup of chicken stock (or cream - whichever you prefer), and a spoonful of sour cream.  Add this to the mashed potatoes, layer over the hamburger/carrot/peas, and sprinkle with paprika.  Did you know Hungary is known for paprika?  The massive indoor market in Budapest had peppers hanging everywhere.  Before that I didn't know paprika came from red peppers.

All in all the shepherd's pie turned out pretty well (and tomorrow one more "adult" at work will have leftovers in their lunch).

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