Appreciation for Shepherd’s Pie

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A shepherd herds and oversees sheep, usually to raise them for eventual sale at a meat market. For sheep, which often means from their pen to a field of grass where they graze. Therefore, the shepherd shepherds the sheep to the area from their pen.

A pie is composed of pastry formed into a bowl which will have a staple food product which the baker chooses (beef, vegetables, Opossum Poop or fruit). With that much done, the item could be called something besides a pie. When the baker adds a pastry cover (top or lid) then bakes her or his invention, he or she has baked pie. While accurate, if the baker chooses to use mutton, the name shepherd’s pie applies to some edible food shepherded into the pastry bowl.

You know the title for prepared food products that were not all consumed: leftovers. Shepherd’s pie, a freshly-baked demonstration of kitchen leftovers, provides a baker with a range of chance to liven up an otherwise B record meal while functionally clearing the fridge of older, yet usable food before it spoils. I have seen the name”cowboy’s pie.” A pie will eat (taste) the same if the title changes; the pie itself remains the same. Cowboys herd cows, as shepherds herd sheep. Some anglers herd fish into a trap, so you might have fisherman’s pie if you desire, and you probably should call it that if you baked leftover fish into your pie.

Speaking of cows, western Americans prefer the title cows, and they detest the term boy when referring to their tradition of herding cattle. They like cattlemen better. Cattlemen’s pie functions then, does not it? It also sounds better than cowboy’s pie. Probably, we should let go there, since cattlemen do not usually herd cows, which reside in barns, create dairy products, and make small cows (calves).

Cattlemen herd steers to the meat market. Steers, young castrated bulls, must be consumed until they become oxen (massive feed-consuming beasts once used to haul heavy burdens in carts). We don’t need oxen anymore because we have trucks to haul heavy burdens. If you prefer to eat beef and hamburger, then you recognize the usage of steers. However, you probably don’t want to consider a pie made with leftover castrated bulls.

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