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What to put in cottage pie today???

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SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 14:15:36

hmmm, what shall i ad today then??

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 14:28:31

come on ladies ideas please?!?!

and obviously that is supposed to say add

dissle Tue 25-Sep-07 14:29:29

carrots, brocilli and cheese on top
???is that what you mean?

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 14:30:02

mm, dh wont have cheese but brocolli in it?

that would be good!

EmsMum Tue 25-Sep-07 14:31:06

what have you got?

tempted to say, just about anything other than a cottage.

yaddayah Tue 25-Sep-07 14:32:06

red peppers
baked beans

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 14:43:15

baked beans in cottage pie?!?!

iv got most veg, but dont really know what would be nice, normally only have onion and mushroom and thats it!

oliveoil Tue 25-Sep-07 14:45:37

this is the best cottage/sherperds pie - by Gordon Ramsey

whoops Tue 25-Sep-07 14:45:51

I usually put diced swede & carrot in my cottage pie

yaddayah Tue 25-Sep-07 14:46:16

mmm yep .. its luverly .. my mum used to add curry powder as well (but it makes the mash go a bit orange

(possibly a bit to 70's retro blush )

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 14:47:10

red wine, what about dc's (age nearly 3 and nearly 1)?

yaddayah Tue 25-Sep-07 14:48:05

alcohol gets cooked off so you just get the flavour irrc

oliveoil Tue 25-Sep-07 14:49:14

well I served it to mine, aged 4 and 2

they didn't eat it but that had nothing to do with the alcohol...hmm

tasja Tue 25-Sep-07 14:51:27

I add mixed veg to mine

EmsMum Tue 25-Sep-07 14:53:31

finely (must be finely) diced carrot, celery and onion. And garlic. tinned toms. whatever herbs you want.

red wine is better put in the cook than the pie imo, unless its a dinner party standard one. wasted on the kids.

wouldn't brocolli be better with it rather than in it? I wouldn't be able to judge if it would come out tough or soggy.

ledodgy Tue 25-Sep-07 14:57:35

Brush a bit of egg on top of the potato if you're not using cheese it makes it lovely and crispy and tasty.

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 15:13:22

ledodgy good idea but no eggs, darn might dash downstairs later and see if neighbor has any!

will do gordon ramsey i think without the red wine, jsut looked and no wine either, can you tell we're skint??

NannyL Tue 25-Sep-07 18:56:24

I amde a cottgae pie today

put in:
beef mince
beef stock cube
yellow pepper
tomatoe ketchup
tin of chopped tomatoes
tomatoe puree
mixed herbs
sprinkle of sugar and
gravy browning.

Will just have mashed maris piper potatoes on top with butter and milk mashed in... if we didnt have fussy chidlren for tea woulf have done a sweet potatoe and maris piper mash but didnt want to risk it


NannyL Tue 25-Sep-07 18:56:44

oh and 3 cloves of garlic

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 25-Sep-07 19:03:03

well i did:

onion fried
add grated carrot and parsnip and chopped celery and swede
added some garlic stuff
added mixed herbs
added beef stock and let it reduce
put in oven with mash on top!!

tasted brilliant, the swede and parsnip made it taste great!

nannyl id love half and half mash with sweet potato but dh wont eat sweet potato! angry

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