Monday, May 15, 2017

Hungry eyes



The recipe is not a secret as we got the recipe from the internet.  My hubby concentrates on preparing the finely ground beef with garlic, sprinkling of soy sauce and red wine.   He mixes the meat with vegetables- carrots and peas, with tomato paste.  I concentrate on peeling, boiling and mashing the potatoes with butter and cream.  In the pyrex, he layers the cooked meat and vegetables carefully.  I pile up the mashed and creamy potatoes, until the pyrex is filled up.    It is ready to be baked crisp as Shepherd's pie.   

It's the teamwork that makes it delicious.  I can make a dish tastier that this but its all my effort.  When it comes to cooking, making it together makes the dish extra special.   


hungry eyes of the moon-
spring trees blossom with  
flowering pink scents 



Posted for D'verse poets Pub - Haibun Monday, hosted by Bjorn Rudberg ~  Thanks for the visit~ 

22 comments:

  1. Oh yes, team work makes it so much more special... I have almost never made shepherd's pie, but it sounds perfect... maybe I can slowcook the meat... that would be good..

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  2. I like the idea of teamwork making the meal special. That's the secret ingredient only the two of you can add.

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  3. I love Shepherd's Pie. And I agree, working together in the kitchen makes a dish all the more delicious.

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  4. It can get lonely in the kitchen when the meal is a long one to prepare. Team work is best :)

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  5. We love shepherd's pie and yes, so much more special when we prepare it together. I love your 'hungry eyes of the moon-'

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  6. Kitchen tasks shared are happy times. The shepherd's pie sounds wonderful. Beautiful haiku.

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  7. I would love to have someone who enjoys teamwork, Grace - David doesn't like me to be anywhere near the kitchen when he's cooking! There's nothing quite like a Shepherd's pie - only the one I make is a vegetarian one. I love the way your haiku links to the theme with the 'hungry eyes of the moon' :)

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  8. Love this line, Grace: "It's the teamwork that makes it delicious." I agree. My husband and I don't cook together often, but when we do, we have so much fun. :)

    I really like the idea of the moon having hungry eyes ... and of course that reminds me of a song. :P

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  9. It is good to have two people cooking, and even better to have the other person washing dishes

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  10. Two cooks are the perfect ingredient.Lovely piece Grace.

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  11. An awesome haibun ... your exquisite haiku captures the nuances of the cozy evening scent ~ together ~ so beautifully.

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  12. Oh yes.I remember the spice of a hug and a kiss and moments of joy.

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  13. Lovely, Grace. Cooking together can be fun.

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  14. Lovely haiku Grace...personally I would have to leave out the peas...
    Spring + cooking together = Love ;)

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  15. yes, cooking together is always fun :)

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  16. I agree with making a meal together that makes it extra special.
    Beautifully written as always.

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  17. Doing things together sure makes it all the better

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  18. Haha yup! That's my daughter-in-law's (from England) Legendary Diner. I eat the leftovers for days smiling.
    ZQ
    Nice write!

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  19. I used to love Shepherd's Pie and am still trying to find a veggie one that works as well. It's great comfort food. :)

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  20. My Lady and I find great joy and richer flavors in cooking and cleaning together also. Ah, the joy of finding such a mate -- I've only known that for part of my life. Sounds like you've known it a while. Your meal is a pure Umami feast -- have you heard of that 5th flavor? (tis my favorite) Well penned

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  21. "When it comes to cooking, making it together makes the dish extra special." Indeed! That second stanza is the key to the recipe.

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