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To expect a tinned stew to look like actual stew

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PenisColada Mon 28-Jan-13 16:31:36

I have asked my lovely m-i-l to make me a cottage pie.

MaxPepsi Mon 28-Jan-13 16:02:26

The only things edible from tins are: tomatoes, beans, chick peas and spinach (when there is no fresh spinach available) and coke. Everything else tinned is shit. Literally. You live and learn eh?

Tuna? Soup? Rice Pudding? all very edible and not at all shit!

Penis - not everyone's liking but corned beef? Soak it in a little gravy and mix with some mash?
Tuna and well cooked pasta? Mixed with some mayo?

Mash and fried eggs with cheese on top yes i know i am weird

The only decent tinned food is heinz spaghetti bolognaise, t'is the food of gods.

slinkyboo Mon 28-Jan-13 15:52:15

I love Heinz tinned Spaghetti bolognaise. Delicious with toast! Might fulfil your craving for protein and it's certainly very soft in texture. Get well soon thanks

PenisColada Mon 28-Jan-13 15:06:36

Mm oxtail soup is an idea.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 28-Jan-13 14:46:03

Tinned meat is always bad news OP, sorry!

If you're craving protein maybe an oxtail or royal game soup? I think Baxters tinned soups are really nice. Or those pots of fresh soup from the chiller, the lentil ones can be really filling and very protein-y.

Crinkle77 Mon 28-Jan-13 14:42:07

And I have to say i love the tinned stewed steak. Fry up some onions, add a bit more water to make a bit more gravy and some pepper and it is yummy poured over mash and veg. Again this is only an emergency tea. ha ha

Crinkle77 Mon 28-Jan-13 14:40:44

Tinned chilli con carne is not too bad. If you wanted to jazz it up you could add some extra cooked veg, baked beans etc... I have only ever used this when i really can't be bothered cooking. Would not normally eat it all the time but it's ok to have in as an emergency

Ullena Mon 28-Jan-13 14:38:10

I like tinned stew...

CasperGutman Mon 28-Jan-13 13:38:34

There's no reason a stew from a can couldn't be perfectly ok - you can buy perfectly pleasant cassoulet in cans in French supermarkets (although some of the cheaper ones are nasty there too).

If you buy something like that over here, it'll be horrible, because people who care about quality ingredients etc just don't buy stew in cans.

BertieBotts Mon 28-Jan-13 13:07:30

Scrambled eggs YY

Do you have a slow cooker or casserole dish? Get some cheap already diced beef, pork or chicken, buy a bag of frozen casserole vegetables (if you don't feel up to hacking at whole ones) and a tin/jar of sauce or one of those packet mixes, shove it all in the slow cooker/oven (if oven, cook for 30 minutes to an hour longer than it suggests) and you'll have a nice big stew with soft meat, soft veg and not very much effort. You can always portion it out and freeze too.

PureQuintessence Mon 28-Jan-13 12:59:22

You found shergar!

Fakebook Mon 28-Jan-13 12:57:26

The only things edible from tins are: tomatoes, beans, chick peas and spinach (when there is no fresh spinach available) and coke. Everything else tinned is shit. Literally. You live and learn eh?

Sugarbeach Mon 28-Jan-13 12:52:35

And are you sure it is not horse meat.....?

thanks get better soon!

WorraLiberty Mon 28-Jan-13 12:52:11

Scrambled eggs?

PenisColada Mon 28-Jan-13 12:49:51

I think dog food looks more appetising and meaty than the stew. I am craving protein.

I have taken a photo and emailed it to customer services dept. and am awaiting response.

I did not expect fine dining but something edible would have sufficed.

WilsonFrickett Mon 28-Jan-13 12:49:38

Ice cream (I know it's not 'normal' but you could probably do with the calories if you've not been eating properly for a while) you could add some pouches of fruit purée to that.
Mashed spuds.
Bake a potato, scoop out the flesh and mix with grated cheese also.

Hope you fel better soon.

ResolutelyCheeky Mon 28-Jan-13 12:46:35

Something like a lentil soup would be a lot nicer than something with 'meat that has never met an animal' in it.

Can no-one rustle you something up?

Hope you feel better soon thanks

zukiecat Mon 28-Jan-13 12:45:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sugarbeach Mon 28-Jan-13 12:44:40


Baby meals?

Look at annabel Carmel baby meal planner for inspiration? Most of her recipes freeze very well too.

Sugarbeach Mon 28-Jan-13 12:43:00

Gosh I did food science as part of a level chemistry, put me of tinned food for life especially meats....I only do tinned tomatoes and baked beans...

I imagine tinned stew and tinned dog food to look the it not so? Sorry not of much help here am I?

I think I would have bought ready meals instead of tinned for the convenience if I was recovering from surgery.

PenisColada Mon 28-Jan-13 12:42:11

What do people eat that can't cook then ? Ready meals are too expensive.m

I am feeling sore and can't swallow easily hence the soft food.

What shall I eat ? I can't live on yogurt for long.

Yuck, yuck, yuck, my Mum used to force feed us tinned meat. All tinned meat is disgusting imo, have some soup instead.

How are you feeling after your surgery?

HecateWhoopass Mon 28-Jan-13 12:37:59

All tinned meals are utter crap.

Sorry. grin

Hope you're feeling better soon.

PenisColada Mon 28-Jan-13 12:37:09

I bought a tin of stew to eat as I am recovering from neck surgery and wanted something soft and easy to eat whilst I am recovering.

I don't usually buy tins or ready made meals and would usually cook from scratch.

The picture on the tin looked quite appetising with dark meaty gravy but when I opened it is was all pale and floury and not at all like the picture. I could not eat it as it tasted pretty floury and tasteless too. It was not a cheap / value / own brand .

AIBU to think it should have looked like the picture or are all tinned meals utter crap ?

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