Keep your word…

My girl told me that she promised my sister, her godmother/aunt, that she would make shepherd pie for her upon her request and good grief! She did not tell me until the other day that it was way back in November last year. Well, with the COVID-19 MCO/partial lockdown, she would have a lot more time on her hands and would not have any difficulty getting down to doing it.

I bought three packs of the Aussie wagyu and we ate two for our lunch that day and there was one pack left in the freezer…but of course, using that, it would mean she would be making cottage pie since she would be using beef, not lamb.  Ah well! Beggars can’t be choosers. LOL!!!

I went and bought potatoes, carrot and celery and told my girl that she would be able to make the pie now to keep her word. No, I did not bother to help her – I just let her manage on her own but I think the doting mum did lend a hand and gave her two cents’ worth about the do’s and the don’ts, not that she’s not into making pies a lot herself…or not that I can remember.

Soon, my girl was cooking the filling…

The filling

…and it did smell great with all the herbs and spices that she added.

She also made the mashed potatoes for the pie cover…

The mashed potatoes

…and after sprinkling the top with some parmesan cheese…

With a sprinkling of parmesan cheese

…that I managed to grab hold of, she put it in the oven to bake for a while.

Not long after that, it was done…

Cottage pie

We sent my sister’s share to her house and had this…

Cottage pie, cross-section

…for our lunch when we got home.

Everybody enjoyed it to the max – we thought it was good and yes, my sis sent word that she too thought it was great.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

10 thoughts on “Keep your word…”

  1. OMG…Aussie wagyu some more. Looks so tempting and delicious.

    Too bad I cannot eat beef.

    Yes, gotta keep your words right?

    Yes, as they say, janji jangan dicapati!!!

  2. The fillings itself looks so good and can eat on its own with rice. The pie looks great with the potatoes and cheese add on. Mel is both good in cooking and baking.

    Yes, would make one great beef stew, great with rice or as sauce for pasta. She enjoys it, just that on working days, she will not have the time, work perfect.

    1. I bought 1 baked and 1 unbaked from my friend. We ate the baked one first.

      Lucky you! Getting one from a friend!

  3. Melissa’s cottage pie looks so scrumptious! Made with Wagyu beef no less. I bet it tastes way better made with beef cubes like this instead of minced beef. I really have to make cottage/shepherd’s pie one of these days.

    Yes, it was good, more bite to it – nicer than minced. It’s so easy to make.

  4. Shepherds Pie is one of my favourite dishes. I also like it as a vegetarian version with lentils.

    Oh? Never came across a vegan version. I’m more a meat person but I sure don’t mind giving it a try.

  5. Must be very satisfying with beef cubes instead of minced beef.

    Much nicer. More bite to it! I do not like the frozen minced beef here – it is all white which shows that it is mostly fat! Not nice at all!

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