Anne McAlpine: January 21, 2021

When I was a kid on the farm Grandma always made a Sunday night supper of roast beef, peas, mashed potatoes, and gravy – and of course some homemade bread. Monday night dinner was shepherd’s pie to use up the leftover potatoes and peas. Lunch was beef sandwiches, so Grandma always used hamburger in her shepherd’s pie. I had a request for shepherd’s pie this week and I knew there wouldn’t be one in her handwritten cookbook because she never used a recipe. She always used Worcestershire sauce – I remember taking a drink from the bottle when she wasn’t looking. I never did that again! I immediately went to my Ontario Agricultural Cookbook and found what seemed very similar to her recipe, except for the hot sauce.

I found this beef stroganoff recipe that sounds delicious and is a good way to use round steak. If you don’t have an electric frying pan, put it in a 350 oven for 30 minutes then remove and add the sour cream and bake for 10 more minutes.

Company Casserole is from The United Church cookbook and I will be trying it soon, as I think the cottage cheese sounds like a nice addition.

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