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St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and I love making themed dishes for the occasion. This year my St. Patrick’s Day recipe is making delicious little Irish Cottage Hand Pies! For me, Cottage Pie has always been a comfort food: hearty vegetables and meat topped with mashed potatoes. But that doesn’t quite translate into a party friendly food now does it? To make this dish more party friendly, I transformed the classic dish into easy to hold and eat Hand Pies, and headed over to my favorite Wisconsin Grocery store, Pick ‘n Save, to pick up all my ingredients for this St. Patrick’s Day themed recipe!
Pick ‘n Save is my go-to grocery store for everything from fresh ingredients to décor. There just so happens to be a Pick ‘n Save right down the street from my house and one right by my in-laws’ house where we go for Sunday family dinners, so it is super convenient to stop on the way over -or- to send my husband out to get me something I may have forgotten that I just NEED in order to complete a recipe…think of me standing in the kitchen looking around and asking him ‘honey, do we have any potatoes?’ and him looking at me with a confused look and me saying ‘would you mind going to Pick ‘n Save and getting me one potato?’ this of course followed be a call from the store ‘what kind of potato, there are like 10 different kinds’ haha. I do all of our family grocery shopping at Pick ‘n Save because they honestly have ALL the freshest ingredients and a HUGE selection of Organics at unbeatable prices.
You might have heard of Shepherd’s Pie before, but did you know that traditional ‘Shepherds Pie’ is made with lamb (theory being that Shepherds are concerned with sheep and not cattle) and when you make it with beef it’s called Cottage Pie? I always thought that was a pretty cool distinction.
Making these Cottage Hand Pies is quite simple, although it does take a little patience while assembling (because you’ll want to just eat all the filling and your house will smell yummy!) Cook the vegetables, cook the beef, roll out the pie dough and cut, stuff, bake and watch them disappear (even if they’re too hot to touch people
my husband will want to devour them)!
To add to the St. Patrick’s day theme, I cut a little clover/shamrock design into the top of the Cottage Hand Pies with a sharp knife.
Another wonderful thing about these Hand Pies is that they freeze and reheat well. Just make them, allow to cool, then put them in a freezer safe bag. To reheat just remove as many as desired, allow them to defrost for an hour and then pop in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and viola, as good as fresh out of the oven! Hope you enjoy! The serves 24-30 is how many hand pies you will get, that would serve about 12-15 people because everyone will definitely want more than 1!
The serves 24-30 is how many hand pies you will get, that would serve about 12-15 people because everyone will definitely want more than 1!