If you constantly have leftover mashed potatoes (all finished), cool them quickly don't hold.
Keep em in the walk-in and reheat in a microwave to order.
They won't be the worlds best but better than most, especially the brown rotten kind.
(it's actually something that the microwave is good for.... and reheating my darn coffee)
Cause in most states in the usa and provinces in canada they are banned.
Mainly because they shouldn't go thru the sanitizer... thus they are illegal.
Stupid and crazy but that is what it is..
Don't mention that beef-tartare and rare burgers are also banned.. that gets my blood to boil!
lots to learn here ....
Keep an open mind and never forget to learn. There's a lot of talent on this board, both old-school and new. Everyone has an opinion or 'a special way' to do things. Take them for what they are and figure out what you like.
Practice makes perfect and remember no-one ever makes an omelette without cracking a few eggs!
(ps- this is a very old board so even after doing a search .. check the dates... some...
Traditionally leftover beef brisket ends up in the beans or some kind of burnt ends sandwich.
It also goes great in soups or stews, depending on your location.
Potato and Brisket Hash is another winner if you do breakfast.
Finely diced or minced brisket makes amazing pasties or hand pies, jamaican patties etc. (fillings for pastry).
Texas Style Chili will not be hurt by it's addition, neither will a plate of french fries topped with chili and cheese...
Tomatoes, mushrooms and corn are often better canned than what I can get fresh in the wintertime.
Most beans are adequate, when trying to save time, however dry is better.
Beets sometimes as long as not marinated, same with roasted red peppers, mini-corn on cob, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots.
Peas, carrots, potatoes, spinach and green beans = never, better to use frozen.
Modern factory made pot-pies are often encased top and bottom crusts. (they are also mostly pretty bad) Below are some images.
I'd make the pies just like you have described. Just make a bottom shell, blind bake it with an egg-wash so it becomes more waterproof once you add the filling. Or just tell him to buy a frozen one and shaddauppabout it!