Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Very English Feast

I know what you're thinking: "Isn't that an oxymoron?" And I won't disagree with you. However, our recent discovery of Strongbow Cider has led to a bout of exploring British cuisine (yes, such a thing exists). So, we found a place nearby that sells the Cider, and then had the idea to make a dinner out of it. And what was on the menu? Shepherd's Pie.

Shepherd's Pie is Ben's new favorite. It's meat (ground lamb, to be exact), simmered in broth, rosemary, thyme, and Worcestershire with sauteed onions, garlic, carrots, corn, and peas, all topped with mashed potatoes and then baked in the oven for about a half hour. Traditional English--all food groups in one pot. You got it. Comfort food. And it has earned a rightful position on our list of favorite recipes.

We fell asleep soon after.

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