Thursday, February 18, 2010
Comfort Food: Shepherd's Pie
As the pie baked in the oven, I went outside to run an errand. In the cold and the dark, I walked along an icy path. It was tedious going, trying to find my grip. Before long, I'd pulled what I needed from the car and, hugging my arms at the elbows, hurried back to the front door. The heavenly smell greeted me again when I came in--the smell of warmth, of onions and potatoes and savories cooking somewhere close by.
This pie is a keeper. I would suggest the fresh rosemary if you can get it. I'm sure this would be at least twice as delicious with lamb. Lastly, I'd suggest adding a little more broth than called for to prevent the bottom layer from getting dry. I admit also that I should have let it brown a little longer . . .