Once every two weeks or so I get a request from my little one to “please mommy make the cabin dinner again”… The first time she said that, I had no idea what she was talking about. I mean, sure – the meals I make are not exactly Michelin star restaurant-style, if you know what I mean, but I wouldn’t actually call them cabin meals, either. To me it sounded like something that comes out of a box when you’re on a flight to a tropical destination. And NOT in first class.
After a couple of questions I was able to find out it was cottage pie she so desperately wanted me to make! It really has become her favorite meal, and whenever we are having mashed potatoes it goes without saying that there will be cottage pie the next day.
Sometimes I even have to make mashed potatoes just for this dish – I don’t mind, because I see how much she loves it. I’ve tried several recipes and this one from Bear And Bug Eats never fails. I would highly recommend making a double batch – you’re going to want to have some leftovers for lunch the next day!
This is one of those meals that never goes out of style. Our mothers made it, our grandmothers made it and probably their mothers, too.
It’s inexpensive, makes use of your leftovers, and you can hide all kinds of things from the fridge in this pie! I like to grate all those tiny little pieces of cheese and add them into the mashed potatoes before spreading them on top of the meat mixture. And if you happen to have some bacon – oh, my, goodness. Bacon makes everything better and this dish is no exception! Crumble it to pieces and sprinkle on top – you won’t be sorry!