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  1. #1
    sf Guest

    Default cottage pie

    I haven't eaten this since I was a kid when my mother made it with
    Campbell's tomato soup. :-|

    My version had no canned soup and the tomatoes were oven dried by me.
    The rest of the filling was hamburger, onion, carrots, corn, peas and
    a small mildish chile pepper. Seasonings included thyme and
    Worcestershire sauce. The potatoes were whipped with their cooking
    water (no milk or cream) and a small amount of grated parmesan cheese
    was added to it. I love the taste! http://oi51.tinypic.com/opt1v.jpg



    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    bulka Guest

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    On Oct 14, 4:27*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > I haven't eaten this since I was a kid when my mother made it with
    > Campbell's tomato soup. * *:-|
    >
    > My version had no canned soup and the tomatoes were oven dried by me.
    > The rest of the filling was hamburger, onion, carrots, corn, peas and
    > a small mildish chile pepper. *Seasonings included thyme and
    > Worcestershire sauce. *The potatoes were whipped with their cooking
    > water (no milk or cream) and a small amount of grated parmesan cheese
    > was added to it. *I love the taste! *http://oi51.tinypic.com/opt1v.jpg
    >
    > --
    >
    > Never trust a dog to watch your food.


    Folks are gonna argue about cottage or shepherds' or whatever.
    Essential ingredients, forbidden ones. Dosni matter. Peasant food,
    comfort food. It is starting to get seasonably cold here and this
    kind of thing is often up. Presentation can be prettied up for
    company.

    M

  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "bulka" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Oct 14, 4:27 am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > I haven't eaten this since I was a kid when my mother made it with
    > Campbell's tomato soup. :-|
    >
    > My version had no canned soup and the tomatoes were oven dried by me.
    > The rest of the filling was hamburger, onion, carrots, corn, peas and
    > a small mildish chile pepper. Seasonings included thyme and
    > Worcestershire sauce. The potatoes were whipped with their cooking
    > water (no milk or cream) and a small amount of grated parmesan cheese
    > was added to it. I love the taste! http://oi51.tinypic.com/opt1v.jpg
    >
    > --
    >
    > Never trust a dog to watch your food.


    Folks are gonna argue about cottage or shepherds' or whatever.
    Essential ingredients, forbidden ones. Dosni matter. Peasant food,
    comfort food. It is starting to get seasonably cold here and this
    kind of thing is often up. Presentation can be prettied up for
    company.

    ----
    Mine is never the same twice. I just use whatever I have in the house.



  4. #4
    ravenlynne Guest

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    On 10/14/2010 4:27 AM, sf wrote:
    > I haven't eaten this since I was a kid when my mother made it with
    > Campbell's tomato soup. :-|
    >
    > My version had no canned soup and the tomatoes were oven dried by me.
    > The rest of the filling was hamburger, onion, carrots, corn, peas and
    > a small mildish chile pepper. Seasonings included thyme and
    > Worcestershire sauce. The potatoes were whipped with their cooking
    > water (no milk or cream) and a small amount of grated parmesan cheese
    > was added to it. I love the taste! http://oi51.tinypic.com/opt1v.jpg
    >
    >
    >


    Yum! I should make that for lunch one day for myself. Mr. Raven won't
    eat mashed potato. very picky.

    --
    Currently reading: Batman Year Two: The Reaper

  5. #5
    Bryan Guest

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    On Oct 14, 4:54*am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >
    > *Peasant food


    Like gruel.

    --Bryan

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    Goomba Guest

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    sf wrote:
    > I haven't eaten this since I was a kid when my mother made it with
    > Campbell's tomato soup. :-|
    >
    > My version had no canned soup and the tomatoes were oven dried by me.
    > The rest of the filling was hamburger, onion, carrots, corn, peas and
    > a small mildish chile pepper. Seasonings included thyme and
    > Worcestershire sauce. The potatoes were whipped with their cooking
    > water (no milk or cream) and a small amount of grated parmesan cheese
    > was added to it. I love the taste! http://oi51.tinypic.com/opt1v.jpg
    >


    This is the recipe I've been using (using half lamb, half beef) and it
    is amazingly goooooood!



    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Shepherd's Cottage Pie

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Beef Lamb
    Main Dishes

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    3 pounds russet potatoes
    1/2 cup cream
    1 stick butter
    2 teaspoons kosher salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    ==========================================
    3 tablespoons oil
    2 cups finely chopped onion -- `
    5 medium carrots, finely chopped
    4 large cloves garlic, minced
    24 ounces ground lamb
    24 ounces ground beef, 95% lean
    1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
    3/4 teaspoon black pepper
    5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    3 tablespoons tomato paste
    1 1/2 cups chicken stock
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 cup frozen corn kernels
    1 cup English peas

    In large skillet saute the onions and carrots in oil but do not brown.
    Add garlic and cook for another minute or two.
    Add beef/lamb to skillet and brown breaking up as the meat browns.
    Drain excess fat when meat is browned.
    Add flour and toss to coat meat, and then cook briefly. Add remaining
    ingredients and cook for 10 minutes. Let cool briefly while making and
    mashing the potatoes.
    Layer meat in the bottom of casserole dish and then put the mashed
    potatoes on top, sealing to the edges.
    Bake at 375 degrees for aprox. 30 minutes.

  7. #7
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

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    On Oct 14, 4:27*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > I haven't eaten this since I was a kid when my mother made it with
    > Campbell's tomato soup. * *:-|
    >
    > My version had no canned soup and the tomatoes were oven dried by me.
    > The rest of the filling was hamburger, onion, carrots, corn, peas and
    > a small mildish chile pepper. *Seasonings included thyme and
    > Worcestershire sauce. *The potatoes were whipped with their cooking
    > water (no milk or cream) and a small amount of grated parmesan cheese
    > was added to it. *I love the taste! *http://oi51.tinypic.com/opt1v.jpg
    >
    > --
    >
    > Never trust a dog to watch your food.


    I made this recently myself. Wonderful comfort meal! Similarly, I
    seasoned the meat with sauteed onions and mushrooms, worcestershire
    and thyme (they both go so well with ground beef!) I used a drop of
    wine in mine, instead of the tomato. Also, I only had carrots and
    green beans in the house, so those were my veggies. For the topping, I
    mashed a couple of russet potatoes with chicken broth, lite sour
    cream, salt and pepper of course, some white cheddar cheese and
    horseradish.

    Yours looks delicious. Mine was too. The nice thing about this sort of
    meal is that it's very adaptable to what you have in the house. My Mom
    made it often. I don't remember how she made it or how it tasted. I
    just remember it looked so beautiful in the Corningware dish, with the
    topping of mashed potatoes, sprinkled with paprika. She made it very
    deep. Mine was more shallow. She must have used worcestershire in
    hers, though, because that seems to be a common ingredient in all of
    the recipes I have seen for this.

  8. #8
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "ravenlynne" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:i96nu3$bbv$[email protected]..
    > On 10/14/2010 4:27 AM, sf wrote:
    >> I haven't eaten this since I was a kid when my mother made it with
    >> Campbell's tomato soup. :-|
    >>
    >> My version had no canned soup and the tomatoes were oven dried by me.
    >> The rest of the filling was hamburger, onion, carrots, corn, peas and
    >> a small mildish chile pepper. Seasonings included thyme and
    >> Worcestershire sauce. The potatoes were whipped with their cooking
    >> water (no milk or cream) and a small amount of grated parmesan cheese
    >> was added to it. I love the taste! http://oi51.tinypic.com/opt1v.jpg
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Yum! I should make that for lunch one day for myself. Mr. Raven won't
    > eat mashed potato. very picky.


    My one SIL won't eat them either.



  9. #9
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Oct 14, 4:27 am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > I haven't eaten this since I was a kid when my mother made it with
    > Campbell's tomato soup. :-|
    >
    > My version had no canned soup and the tomatoes were oven dried by me.
    > The rest of the filling was hamburger, onion, carrots, corn, peas and
    > a small mildish chile pepper. Seasonings included thyme and
    > Worcestershire sauce. The potatoes were whipped with their cooking
    > water (no milk or cream) and a small amount of grated parmesan cheese
    > was added to it. I love the taste! http://oi51.tinypic.com/opt1v.jpg
    >
    > --
    >
    > Never trust a dog to watch your food.


    I made this recently myself. Wonderful comfort meal! Similarly, I
    seasoned the meat with sauteed onions and mushrooms, worcestershire
    and thyme (they both go so well with ground beef!) I used a drop of
    wine in mine, instead of the tomato. Also, I only had carrots and
    green beans in the house, so those were my veggies. For the topping, I
    mashed a couple of russet potatoes with chicken broth, lite sour
    cream, salt and pepper of course, some white cheddar cheese and
    horseradish.

    Yours looks delicious. Mine was too. The nice thing about this sort of
    meal is that it's very adaptable to what you have in the house. My Mom
    made it often. I don't remember how she made it or how it tasted. I
    just remember it looked so beautiful in the Corningware dish, with the
    topping of mashed potatoes, sprinkled with paprika. She made it very
    deep. Mine was more shallow. She must have used worcestershire in
    hers, though, because that seems to be a common ingredient in all of
    the recipes I have seen for this.

    My mom never made it and I don't know why. I have some of her old cookbooks
    and she did have recipes for it.

    The first time I had it was in high school. A friend made it. I loved it!



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    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 07:01:15 -0400, ravenlynne <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Mr. Raven won't eat mashed potato. very picky.


    The up side of his pickiness is there's more for you!


    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

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    On Oct 14, 7:18*am, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Oct 14, 4:54*am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > *Peasant food

    >
    > Like gruel.
    >
    > --Bryan


    You are like gruel. It must be nice to be the self-appointed arbiter
    of good taste.
    What comes out of my cat is more interesting to me than you and your
    opinions.

  12. #12
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: cottage pie

    On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 11:46:45 -0700 (PDT), "Catmandy (Sheryl)"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Oct 14, 7:18*am, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> On Oct 14, 4:54*am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > *Peasant food

    >>
    >> Like gruel.
    >>
    >> --Bryan

    >
    >You are like gruel. It must be nice to be the self-appointed arbiter
    >of good taste.
    >What comes out of my cat is more interesting to me than you and your
    >opinions.


    I'm betting to your cat as well

  13. #13
    Chemo the Clown Guest

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    On Oct 14, 1:27*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > I haven't eaten this since I was a kid when my mother made it with
    > Campbell's tomato soup. * *:-|
    >
    > My version had no canned soup and the tomatoes were oven dried by me.
    > The rest of the filling was hamburger, onion, carrots, corn, peas and
    > a small mildish chile pepper. *Seasonings included thyme and
    > Worcestershire sauce. *The potatoes were whipped with their cooking
    > water (no milk or cream) and a small amount of grated parmesan cheese
    > was added to it. *I love the taste! *http://oi51.tinypic.com/opt1v.jpg
    >
    > --
    >
    > Never trust a dog to watch your food.


    Man, that really looks good...specially on a cold day!

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Oct 14, 7:18 am, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> On Oct 14, 4:54 am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > Peasant food

    >>
    >> Like gruel.
    >>
    >> --Bryan

    >
    > You are like gruel. It must be nice to be the self-appointed arbiter
    > of good taste.
    > What comes out of my cat is more interesting to me than you and your
    > opinions.


    lol

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    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Bryan <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Oct 14, 4:54 am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> Peasant food

    >
    > Like gruel.
    >
    > --Bryan


    Or canned chili.




  16. #16
    Stu Guest

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    On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:44:25 -0500, "Nunya Bidnits"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Bryan <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Oct 14, 4:54 am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Peasant food

    >>
    >> Like gruel.
    >>
    >> --Bryan

    >
    >Or canned chili.
    >
    >


    Who the hell eats canned chili??

  17. #17
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: cottage pie

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Stu <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:44:25 -0500, "Nunya Bidnits"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >Bryan <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> On Oct 14, 4:54 am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>> Peasant food
    > >>
    > >> Like gruel.
    > >>
    > >> --Bryan

    > >
    > >Or canned chili.
    > >

    > Who the hell eats canned chili??


    Bryan is a true connoisseur of canned chilis.

    I'm not a big fan, but for a chili dog, that's my usual.

    I used to have a friend who often had canned chili for "lunch". Like
    Bryan, we were janitors, but we worked nights, so "lunch" was about 8 or
    9 PM. He bought the very cheapest store brands. There were no
    facilities for heating, so he just opened up the cold can, and dug in
    with a spoon. Sometimes I found it hard to watch.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  18. #18
    Chemo the Clown Guest

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    On Oct 15, 3:39*pm, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > In article <kd1hb6lo3cuknphnskqpep2lonblq5q...@4ax.com>,
    >
    >
    >
    > *Stu <s...@foodforu.ca> wrote:
    > > On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:44:25 -0500, "Nunya Bidnits"
    > > <nunyabidn...@eternal-september.invalid> wrote:

    >
    > > >Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > >> On Oct 14, 4:54 am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:

    >
    > > >>> Peasant food

    >
    > > >> Like gruel.

    >
    > > >> --Bryan

    >
    > > >Or canned chili.

    >
    > > Who the hell eats canned chili??

    >
    > Bryan is a true connoisseur of canned chilis.
    >
    > I'm not a big fan, but for a chili dog, that's my usual.
    >
    > I used to have a friend who often had canned chili for "lunch". *Like
    > Bryan, we were janitors, but we worked nights, so "lunch" was about 8 or
    > 9 PM. *He bought the very cheapest store brands. *There were no
    > facilities for heating, so he just opened up the cold can, and dug in
    > with a spoon. *Sometimes I found it hard to watch.
    >
    > --
    > Dan Abel
    > Petaluma, California USA
    > da...@sonic.net


    Of all the canned chili...Stag is my favorite.

  19. #19
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Goomba" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > sf wrote:
    >> I haven't eaten this since I was a kid when my mother made it with
    >> Campbell's tomato soup. :-|
    >>
    >> My version had no canned soup and the tomatoes were oven dried by me.
    >> The rest of the filling was hamburger, onion, carrots, corn, peas and
    >> a small mildish chile pepper. Seasonings included thyme and
    >> Worcestershire sauce. The potatoes were whipped with their cooking
    >> water (no milk or cream) and a small amount of grated parmesan cheese
    >> was added to it. I love the taste! http://oi51.tinypic.com/opt1v.jpg
    >>

    >
    > This is the recipe I've been using (using half lamb, half beef) and it is
    > amazingly goooooood!
    >
    >
    >
    > * Exported from MasterCook *
    >
    > Shepherd's Cottage Pie
    >
    > Recipe By :
    > Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
    > Categories : Beef Lamb
    > Main Dishes
    >


    (Respectful snippage)


    IMHO, Shepherd's and Cottage pie should not be confused. One (Shepherd's)
    contains lamb, cottage pie has ground beef. In my house, never the twain
    shall meet. But hey, if you like mixing it up, go for it. I find the taste
    of the two meats to be distinctive and something gets lost in the
    translation.

    Jill


  20. #20
    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 16 Oct 2010 12:51:34 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > IMHO, Shepherd's and Cottage pie should not be confused. One (Shepherd's)
    > contains lamb, cottage pie has ground beef. In my house, never the twain
    > shall meet. But hey, if you like mixing it up, go for it. I find the taste
    > of the two meats to be distinctive and something gets lost in the
    > translation.


    Some people find lamb too strong (as well they should because we call
    mutton "lamb" over here - another government approved scheme to pull
    the wool over consumer's eyes) so mixing the two meats tones down the
    muttony flavor.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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