Downton Abbey starts again this weekend! Are you as hooked as I am? I was so excited to be invited to preview the first episode of this new season, in December. It was wonderful! If it’s any indication of the new season, we’re in for a real treat.
But I did think “what a perfect time to share my Mom’s Shepard’s Pie recipe’. If you’ll be watching DA with friends this season, why not make this to set the tone. Its a wonderfully hearty dish, served in EVERY British pub – good comfort food that I’m sure the servants at Downton Abbey would enjoy. (The upper crust – probably, not so much). You can make Shepard’s Pie as a casserole, but I love to serve it in individual one cup ramekins. Just be sure to use a deep dish. btw – In the US, I see that peas and corn are often added to the meat mixture, so feel free to improvise. I’m just not sure Cook Patmore would approve….. just sayin’…..