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Old 04-24-2010, 09:15 AM   #11
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:31 AM   #12
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aww, c'mon alix.

we all know ken is in the living room right now, doing that dance thing with his left hand out straight, and the other one waving below it side to side, singing, "my anaconda don't want none unless you've got buns hon..."
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:32 AM   #13
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:18 PM   #14
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Well, first of all, if it's made with beef it's called Cottage Pie, not Shepherd's Pie. And the way I make it certainly can't be made for $1 per person.

I honestly do not think you can serve 70 people for $70. That's just unrealistic unless you want to serve sub-par food. Sure, you can serve Juicy Juice and Kraft American cheese on Ritz, but, not a meal. Certainly not a main, dessert and drink.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:09 PM   #15
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Well, first of all, if it's made with beef it's called Cottage Pie, not Shepherd's Pie. And the way I make it certainly can't be made for $1 per person.

I honestly do not think you can serve 70 people for $70. That's just unrealistic unless you want to serve sub-par food. Sure, you can serve Juicy Juice and Kraft American cheese on Ritz, but, not a meal. Certainly not a main, dessert and drink.
I am not going to get into a battle of what something is called or methods of preparation. I grew up with it called Shepherd's pie and most of my cookbooks have it as such - and I respect that your knowledge of the dish is different. I am also sure your version is very good.

I have cooked for the homeless and there are ways to make a dollar stretch. Donated desserts, even getting businesses to donate ingredients helps a lot. Pastas, pulled pork, etc. (even an economically made shepherd's/cottage pie) can work if you do it right.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:23 PM   #16
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A meat-based dish is always more expensive, even if it's ground meat. Unless you're using processed ingredients, Cottage Pie is not a cheap dish.

These aren't homeless people. I understand that you have to work with what you are given in those circumstances and I applaud those that are able to do what they can. This is a home tour, though. Whole other ballgame.

As for the "name"... yeah, I admit that I'm kind of anal about that. It's a pet peeve. Shepherds don't herd cows, they herd sheep.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:26 PM   #17
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How about vegetable soup with crackers?
Ham'n beans with cornbread and slaw?
Chicken or turkey pot pie?
Chicken and dumplings (noodles) with cornbread and slaw or green beans?
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:55 PM   #18
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:24 PM   #19
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Baked Mac and Cheese. With ham if you can afford it. Can you get a local supermarket to donate some ingredients, ice cream or drinks?
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well we're supposed to serve 70 people but usually only 40 of them show up
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