My mom made the best Shepard’s Pie that wasn’t
Cottage pie? We always called them Sheperd’s pie but that wasn’t really what they were. They were Cottage Pies and there is a distinct and singular difference. A shepherd’s pie is made with lamb while a cottage pie is made with beef or pork…or a combination of the two. It can also have lamb but it would still be a cottage pie in my book. Does it matter? It may so to some, but not to me. I love either of them.
At Clean Slate Farm we try to make the most of what we harvest from the garden by preparing several different types of soup and freezing them in convenient two cup portions. It’s really a great meal to come into from the cold after barn chores or shoveling snow. Fall just seems to be the time when, like squirrels, we start stocking up on meals we can pull from the freezer, thaw, and heat. This Cottage Pie recipe is one that fits that task to perfection. – Follow the tracks for more