Friday, 29 January 2016

Tasty pleasure

The tastiest pleasure has to be consuming something totally delicious but knowing that there are totally delicious foods in the freezer has to come a close second.  I get that "competent housewife" feeling when I put stuff in the freezer ready for the next time when I have guests.  These days I find entertaining rather tiring but I love doing it and the freezer is my great ally.  

I'm sure there were four fish pies and two lasagnas.
 I wonder where the other pie went?
Today I have been batch cooking.  I've made lasagna and fish pies ready for friends who will be visiting in the next few weeks and I made sure I made enough for me to have a few extra delicious meals.  I also made some vegetable crisps which I've written about on my other blog.

So today's pleasure is knowing that I am ready to invite friends to come for a meal and I won't have to worry about cooking when they come.

8 comments:

  1. Now that is a wonderful pleasure! Well done :)

    I've never had a fish pie and you've gotten me very curious about that.

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    1. It's wonderful comfort food. It's a mix of different fishes, usually tatty bits of cheap fish, but I bought bags of frozen fish sold especially for fish pie. It was a mixture of pollock, smoked coley and salmon and I added value prawns. Then a lovely parsley sauce to cover the lot and mashed potato to top it. Bake it in the oven. Yum.

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    2. You know I have to google that now. I've honestly never heard of such a thing. Also, a parsley sauce? I've never made (nor possibly eaten) anything with that either.

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    3. http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/235611/friday-night-fish-pie

      is that link about right? I don't even know where I'd buy prawns... now I need to google that too.

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    4. Sorry to leave so many comments; Prawns are the same thing as shrimp (basically)! Haha, here I was thinking it was a fish I'd never heard of and it's in fact one of the most common sea foods. Do you guys ever call them shrimp?

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    5. We call them shrimps when they are very small. Actually I used shrimps (our usage) his time as they were cheaper. Parsley sauce is just a bechamel (white) sauce with parsley in it. And yes, that is a very good recipe that you have found - I just cook my fish pies free hand!!

      And I notice that for you "shrimp" is plural as well as singular. We have a common language - or not!

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  2. Well done! I might have to try batch cooking myself.

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    1. Saves time and fuel and makes for lazy days. What's not to love?

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