My first experience making Shepherd’s Pie was kind of an unpleasant one. Nothing weird happened of course, but I was 15-years-old working at this country club in St. Louis around St. Paddy’s day, which means I had to make shepherd’s pie for 300 people. I mean dang are there so many mashed potatoes to be made when trying to feed 300 people. Prepping and cooking all this literally took 2 full days, and while it turned out great, it wasn’t the experience of making shepherd’s pie that I wanted. Why couldn’t we just put it on the menu for a night??