First, the kind my Dad requested – layers of potato, beef, mushrooms, shallots (instead of onion), salt and pepper:
I made four of those. I made 6, I think, of the standard meat and potatoes version – but neglected to take pictures of them.
Then I made two of potato, mushroom, and caramelized onion…
They were all good, as far as I could tell. I'd also planned to make another version, if my cousin and his family were there, because my cousin-in-law doesn't eat beef. For her, and anyone else interested, I was going to make pasties with chicken, sweet potato, and caramelized onion. It sounded like a really nice combination, but since there weren't going to be as many people, I just put the chicken in the freezer and left the sweet potato in the fridge. I used the onion, as I indicated, on some of the other pasties.
And that's it for the moment. I plan to be back later today with a long overdue giveaway AND, maybe, a request. We'll see….