Shepherds Pie

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When used as a verb, the word shepherd means to guide something (such as sheep); move them in the direction of where you need them next. For sheep, that often means from their pencil to a field of grass where they graze. Thus, the shepherd shepherds the sheep to the area from their pen.
A pie is composed of pastry formed into a bowl that will have a staple food product which the baker selects (meat, vegetables, or fruit). With that much done, the product could be called something besides a pie. When the baker adds a pastry cover (top or lid) then bakes his or her invention, he or she has baked pie. The title shepherd’s pie suggests that mutton (the meat of sheep) got baked into the dish. While true, if the baker chooses to use mutton, the title shepherd’s pie applies to any edible food shepherded into the pastry bowl.
You know the name 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 opportunity to spruce up an otherwise B record meal while functionally clearing the fridge of older, yet usable food before it spoils. I have seen the title”cowboy’s pie.” A pie will eat (taste) the same if the name changes; the pie itself stays the same. Cowboys herd cows, as shepherds herd sheep. Speaking of cows, western Americans favor the name cattle, and they detest the term boy when speaking to themselves and their heritage of herding cows. They enjoy cattlemen better. Cattlemen’s pie works then, does not it? It also sounds better than cowboy’s pie. Probably, we should let go there, since cattlemen don’t usually herd cows, which live in barns, create dairy products, and create small cows (calves).

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