When my Mom used to make Shepherd’s pie, I would hover around in the kitchen to watch and see what she was doing. For such a simple dish, it always seemed to fascinate me for some reason. When I was really little, she would pull up a stool next to her so that I could watch. As I got older, she started letting me do some of the steps for her. By the time I was a teenager, I was making pretty much the entire thing by myself and she was the one that was sitting and watching.
It was always a nice bonding time for us, no matter who was doing the cooking and preparations. We spent a lot of time talking about what was going on in my life and she taught me all the life lessons that I needed to know to fix any issues that I was having.
When I saw this recipe on All Recipes, I think I got a little teary-eyed remembering those days from so long ago. This is exactly the way we used to make this when I was a kid. Now I make it, and my daughter is the one watching and talking to me. What a terrific tradition!
Recipe and photo courtesy of All Recipes.
I like to make this when my brother and sister are coming over to visit. They never picked up on Mom’s cooking like I did, so it’s a real special treat for them. We always can clean out the whole pan without any issues. It brings back memories of our childhood too, so we just sit around and eat and eat and talk and talk. It’s one of my favorite meals to make when I need a little bit of comforting. Check out what they are saying about this recipe over at All Recipes:
“Very good. Every bit as good as what I’ve purchased in Irish restaurants.”
You aren’t going to find a better recipe for Shepherd’s pie anywhere else!
4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1/4 cup shredded Kraft Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
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