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Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie

This was a dish Margaret used to make on wash-day and house-cleaning day, and such times when everybody was busy and no one wanted to stop and go to market to buy anything for luncheon.

1 cup of chopped meat.
1 cup of boiling water.
1 teaspoonful of chopped parsley.
1/2 teaspoonful of salt.
1 teaspoonful of lemon juice, or 1/2 teaspoonful Worcestershire sauce.
Butter the size of a hickory-nut.
2 cups hot mashed potato.

If the potato is cold, put half a cup of hot milk in it, beat it up well, and stand it on the back of the stove.

Then mix all the other things with the meat, and put it in the frying-pan and let it cook till it seems rather dry.

Butter a baking-dish, and cover the sides and bottom with a layer of potato an inch thick. Put the meat in the centre and cover it over with potato and smooth it. 

Put bits of butter all over the top, and brown it in the oven.  Serve with this a dish of chow-chow, or one of small cucumber pickles.

Definition of:
A tasty sweet relish made with an abundance of fresh vegetables.











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