AIBU to not make him his fish pie?
Emboo19 · 09/07/2017 15:14
(Only lighthearted, slightly!)
My boyfriends working away from tomorrow. I stupidly said he could choose whatever he wanted for his dinner today. He chose fish pie.
He loves it, I can take it or leave it, we don't have it often because it's such a pain to make.
It's roasting hot here today and I just can't be bothered with the faff!!
To give full disclosure, he got up this morning with DD, even though it was my turn. He's taken her swimming first thing and he's now painting/repairing a wall and the arch over the door. I'm sat looking on mumsnet and drinking shandy playing with dd in the garden.
I should make the fucking fish pie shouldn't I?
Unless anyone knows a ready made fish pie that tastes just like a homemade one, I could run out and buy.....
DancesWithOtters · 09/07/2017 15:17
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BreakfastAtSquiffanys · 09/07/2017 15:27
Try the Food Love stories recipe from Tesco website.
You don't need to make a sauce, just use creme fraiche with either Lemon or mustard added.
And it's topped with cauliflower which you merely blanch so no pot of potatoes boiling making kitchen steamy.
Bluntness100 · 09/07/2017 15:29
I do that quite often. Promise to do some thing nice, but then I'm to tired/busy to do it. I don't see it as a problem, it's just life. You can make up for it on a day when you've got more time
That's not just life, that's horrible. To just keep making promises then letting people down. And she's got plenty of time by her own admission.
Op. Yeah make the pie...you promised, he's done his bit.
Emboo19 · 09/07/2017 15:30
I've tried m&s and Waitrose and he knows! He can even tell if I've made it or my mum has and it's the same recipe, apparently I make it better
Same if I use ready mash or anything.
Plus DD had to eat it and I'm not sure on salt etc in ready ones and I've got all the stuff in to make it!
Just been to take him a drink and he said he can't wait for his fish pie.
milkmoustache · 09/07/2017 15:36
Do each element separately, poach the fish now, do the sauce later, mash even later, then when you assemble it at the end it will feel less of a faff and you won't have been hot and bothered in the kitchen all afternoon. And put capers in it if you have some, that makes the best fish pie IMHO.
Emboo19 · 09/07/2017 15:39
Yes I've got plenty of time Josephine I've not done anything today really, well I painted my nails and hung some washing out. Oh and I keep stopping dd from eating grass.
Unfortunately the cheats versions won't be any good, he loves the traditional faffy one. Why I ever made it for him in the first place, I'm seriously wondering!
And who ever thought to make a fish pie!!
donkir · 09/07/2017 15:45
This goes down a treat in my house. Super easy. I also put hard boiled eggs in it.
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