St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
With two delicious choices!
Traditionally, Shepherd’s Pie is made with Lamb whereas Cottage Pie is made with Beef. Both of mine are made with Turkey…perhaps I should call them Prairie Pie?
It doesn’t really matter, what does is they are both delicious and you can substitute beef or lamb in either one if you choose.
I recently learned it’s a standing tradition to serve Shepherd’s Pie for St. Patrick’s Day…who knew? I mean I’ve been making it for years but never knew it was a St. Patty’s Day feast! What a great choice I must say…comfort food at it’s best.
My first option is with a cauliflower mash and it is to die for. It’s a lighter version using cauliflower and turkey, but you’ll never know. My addition of red and green bell peppers to the vegetables adds a flavorful spin to the traditional. It takes a little longer to make being you prepare the cauliflower mash, but you can make the mash a day or so ahead and keep it in the refrigerator until you prepare the pie. Or make the entire pie ahead and if more than one day, freeze until ready to bake.
My second option has a cheater tip making them super easy…using Simply Potatoes – Mashed. I kick them up just a bit to add a more homemade taste and you may find yourself hooked into serving these potatoes always with your meatloaf or beef stew. So easy and super yum. The pie itself comes together easily and I kept the traditional flavors of sage and rosemary.
Either choice will ensure a celebrated Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Dinner.
“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours. That stay with you all the year long.”