Anxious Dad created an absolute masterpiece of a nut roast for Christmas Eve dinner (chestnuts! cheese! artistic cabbage leaf wrapping!). I returned to Anxious Towers with a decent hunk of the remains, plus a handful of roast chestnuts. My vegetarian turkey roll and mince-pie lust* having been satiated over the Xmas period, I was in the mood for something comforting and hot, and this shepherd’s pie hit the spot whilst handily using up the leftovers. I bought the parsnip and carrot fresh, but those with leftover veg, or leftover cheese from a festive cheeseboard, might find a home for them in the recipe as well…..
*A mince-pie and a double vodka with coke is a perfectly acceptable Xmas breakfast, I’ll have you know. As is another mince-pie.