Thursday, May 19, 2011

Homework Help Needed!

My oldest is taking a food study class at school..... His end of the year project consists of him picking a country and cooking something for the class. He decided to go with Wales, seeing as I grew up there... And wants to make Shepard's pie, well.... because it's one of his favorites. However I know the recipe we use is probally not traditional....I use hamburger meat, potatoes and cheese...... And his teacher told him it's an American dish..... ((Personal, I think she's confussed... but then again, I might be wrong?)

>>>>Thought I'd insert a cute pic of me (Yes! I've showed it before... what can I say, it's a favorite!!)... This was taken when I lived in Wales.... And horseback riding was my life! I was soooo disappointed when we moved to the US and found out it was too expensive to ride.


I Loved Wales..... And would do about anything to raise my kids there... Life was just simpler!

So back to the food......

Is Shepard's Pie British?? Is there a 'traditional' recipe?


What is it that that serve custard on? Some kind of pink cake? I LOVE custard!!

I remember Yorkshire pudding with gravy, although I don't think that's an easy recipe for a bunch of 10 graders to cook.....


Not only does he has to do a presentation.... and cook it... but he also has to have loads of info on it.... So I may be back with more questions......

Thank you in advance:)

FYI- Finally got my washer fixed today! I will leave the drama out of it... I'm just happy to wash cloths again..... didn't have the money to go to the laundry mat- luckily we have a lot of clothes.... well.... lol.... Now I know what clothes fit and what cloths don't.... It was very depressing getting to the bottom of my pile cause it was all tooo small for me, this time last year, I was 40 lbs lighter.... Now I'm back to my regular size again:)

And on the mini front.... I'm up to my ears in custom orders right now:) And as usual I have tons of half started projects that need to be finished..... I need direction, lol.

Well Ok then.... I'm off to try and at least get the stuff on my bed done so I have some where to sleep tonight, lol.


Until Next Time......

8 comments:

Sharon said...

I think traditional Shepherds Pie is made with minced left-over lamb roast, we used to have it on Monday Night.

A. Wright said...

Origin of Shepherd's pie: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060918121843AAHhJ0F

That link gives a nice long answer, but in short I've no clue why the teacher assumes it to be American.

Every single place I looked said things like: The first mention of shepherds' pie as a named meal in its own right was in 1885 (as cited by Jane Grigson) but undoubtedly the dish had been around long before. Probably historically, any dish with a potato topping was referred to as a cottage pie and today in the UK the differentiation still stands

Unless the Natives make it, then it probably originated overseas...just sayin'

Ana Anselmo said...

I know nothing about shepard pye...if it was a Portuguese traditional meal, I could help...
love
Ana

Michelle said...

As far as I know it's British. Cottage Pie is made from left over lamb, Shepard's Pie is made of minced beef.

Michelle xx

Caseymini said...

Katie, I found this one too... http://www.fellwalk.co.uk/londonfood2.htm Sure looks British to me.

There is a similar dish in France and elsewhere, but it looks to me like the oldest mentions are English.

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nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Katie, here are some links to help you, the second one has a shepherds pie recipe. I love shepherds pie xxx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_cuisine

http://uktv.co.uk/food/homepage/sid/470

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