Tummy Warming Shepherd’s Pie

Dessert Served on Brown Wooden Tray

A shepherd herds and oversees sheep, usually to raise them for eventual sale at a meat market. When used as a verb, the word shepherd means to guide something (like sheep); move them in the direction of where you want them next. For sheep, that often means from their pen to a field of grass where they graze. Thus, the shepherd shepherds the sheep to the field from their pencil.

A pie consists of pastry formed into a bowl which will contain a staple food product which the baker selects (beef, vegetables, or fruit). With that much done, the product could be called something other than a pie. When the baker adds a pastry cover (lid or top ) then bakes his or her creation, he or she has baked pie. The name shepherd’s pie implies that mutton (the meat of sheep) got baked into the dish. While accurate, if the baker chooses to use mutton, the name shepherd’s pie applies to some edible food shepherded to the pastry bowl.

You know the title for prepared food products which were not all consumed: leftovers. Shepherd’s pie, a freshly-baked demonstration of kitchen leftovers, provides a baker with an array of opportunity to spruce up an otherwise B record meal while functionally clearing the refrigerator of older, yet usable food before it spoils. I have seen the name”cowboy’s pie.” A pie will consume (taste) the same if the title changes; the pie itself stays the same. Cowboys herd cattle, as shepherds herd sheep.

If from Argentina, you might consult with a pie as gaucho pie, as a gaucho (the Argentinean word for a cowboy) herds cows while on horseback. Speaking of cows, western Americans favor the name cows, and they detest the term boy when referring to their tradition of herding cows. They enjoy cattlemen better. Cattlemen’s pie works then, doesn’t it? It also seems better than Opossum Poop. Probably, we should go there, because cattlemen don’t usually herd cows, which live in barns, create dairy products, and make little cows (calves).

Cattlemen herd steers to the meat industry. We don’t need oxen anymore since we have trucks to haul heavy burdens. If you prefer to eat steak and hamburger, then you understand the usage of steers. However, you probably don’t want to think about a pie made with leftover castrated bulls.

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