Monday, January 2, 2012

In need of green- shepherd’s pie

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There’s nothing better on a cold snowy day than good old shepherd’s pie.  My heritage is both Italian and Irish, but this Irish dish is not one that I had much at all growing up. 

I love to make my beef stew part in a heavy cast iron pot, sautéed onions and garlic alongside carrots in the medley of beef, broth, and herbs.  The one veggie I was missing is peas.  What’s a shepherd’s pie without a little green?  Since I was out of peas, but in need of green, I folded in some spinach to my mashed potatoes and baked to perfection.  Sorry – no photos of the baked pie.  It looked and smelled so good that I dug right in and forgot to take the final picture!  You know that means it was tasty!

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