Monday, 6 June 2011

Not Shepherd's Pie

Hello my dear readers. I am still in my stick-at-home-and-be-a-hermit situation. My room has turned into a mess of papers and my dad has been nagging me to study in the downstairs computer room because my room turns into an oven during the day. I'm too lazy to move my paper 'nest' downstairs so sad to say, I've seldom ventured down.

Speaking of ovens, I made pies the other day for my parents' cell group hosting. My mummy asked me if I had any ideas for the food and I jumped at the chance to make shepherd..err..cottage pie??

Let's straighten this out for once. The pies that I made are essentially a meat filling topped with mashed potatoes and baked in the oven with a sprinkling of cheese on top. Now, I've always called them shepherd pies but Ben told me that shepherd pies have lamb fillings. So if you don't have lamb in it, it's not shepherds pie. So..fine, I took to calling them cottage pies since I normally use minced beef as the filling and that's the 'official' term for beef filled pies. But this time, I used minced chicken instead. I Wiki-ed and apparently cottage pie is only for beef filling. So the conclusion is, I will call my pies CHICKEN COTTAGE PIES.

Ta Da!!!

My mum sparked the idea for 'mini' ones using the muffin trays. Hehe.

Happy to report they disappeared quite fast. Cottage pies are perfect for those who love pie but have not mastered pastry making yet. You can always buy ready made filo pastry to make an actual pastry pie but cottage pies are so easy and fuss free that you won't mind not having pastry in it. They're yummy too!! I mean, who doesn't like mash???

So that's one of my kitchen produce since coming back. I'm ITCHING to make chocolate chip cookies but I guess I'll have to wait until exams are over before I mess around the kitchen again. I know I'm not the only one who is up in steam over exams. Good luck to those taking ACCA and CAT papers!!And not forgetting those who are worrying over assignments and their respective exams!!!

Just some random pictures I took a few weeks back when Yoong came for a visit.

The path is long and hard, the journey will not be easy and the destination is yet unknown.
But I will persevere!!!

0 squeaked:

Related Posts with Thumbnails