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AIBU to not make him his fish pie?

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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.....

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Emboo19 · 09/07/2017 16:49

Peeled!! I'm obviously distracted!!!

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Ilovetea33 · 09/07/2017 16:55

Well done! You'll feel good about yourself for keeping your promise.

Tofutti · 09/07/2017 17:00

How do you make breadcrumbs at home? I've never succeeded.

BertrandRussell · 09/07/2017 17:09

I only make breadcrumbs because I have an Aga, so I can chuck leftover bread (which I also make because I have an Aga) in the slow oven to dry out before blitzing in the food processor.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia · 09/07/2017 18:15

i just blitz bread into crumbs as required....if it's nice and really fresh you are on a hiding to nowhere, so toast it first. Otherwise I tend to keep the crusts/heel of the bread, chuck them in the freezer and blitz them en masse, keep them in an ice cream tub in the freezer.

I used the "chopper" bowl thing that came with my stick a mini food processor.

Emboo19 · 09/07/2017 18:33

Well he got his fish pie so he's happy! I even washed the pans up so he could get a bit of extra time with DD.
Think I should get girlfriend of the year award or something.

Currently sat in the garden eating strawberries and cream, which is much more weather appropriate food.

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islurpmyspaghetti · 09/07/2017 18:49

In future, you should check out a version of the Jamie Oliver recipe. It's bloody easy, really fresh and absolutely delicious. No cream or white sauce either. I wouldn't do anything else now.

danTDM · 09/07/2017 18:54

Well done OP Smile

PickAChew · 09/07/2017 18:59

Agree with the raw fish and diced potatoes.

But I just buy the gastropub ones from markses, these days, as the boys don't eat it.

Soozikinzii · 09/07/2017 19:04

Glad you did the right thing xx

BewareTheUndertoad · 09/07/2017 19:06

I have to make them quite often and I cut more corners as the years go by.
A few frozen fish fillets in the microwave until they are cooked, break into bits, chuck in some peas, a jar of ready made white sauce with or without cheese and some mustard on top.
Microwave potatoes cut into very small bits as it is quicker, mash and bung on top. On a really lazy day I use frozen mash or the powdered stuff in a packet but add lots of butter and seasoning.Sometimes add some parsley or dill.
No-one has ever commented.(Maybe because it is crap).

Emboo19 · 09/07/2017 19:07

To be fair it doesn't really take that long, it's stirring the sauce and the mash that's a bit of a pain and the three pans to wash.

On the plus side the baby liked it (boyfriend pointed out she'd not had it before, which means the last time I made it was more than 3 months ago!) and there's enough left for her lunch tomorrow.

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user1457178042 · 09/07/2017 19:50

Thank you for this, it's saved me my yearly decision that it would be nice to make a fish pie before remembering in the middle of it why I should never, ever bother.

Emboo19 · 09/07/2017 20:14

Ha! It's not that bad user.
But seriously who ever invented fish pie, just why!

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RiversrunWoodville · 09/07/2017 20:27

Haha I do this in fits of generosity too then get mid way through and regret it. Even before turning veggie I didn't like fish so it's only DH and dd2 but they really love it

Tofutti · 09/07/2017 21:40

Thanks for the breadcrumbs tips, will toast the bread next time.

Liiinoo · 10/07/2017 08:39

Don't feel bad about not having made a fish pie for three months! DH also likes the faffy things (fish pie, lasagne, refried beans, cassoulet) and would think he had died and gone to heaven if he got them once a year let alone once every three months.

Gunpowder · 10/07/2017 08:45

I love fish pie and it's DH and the DDs favourite too but ugh the faff. It's the washing up that annoys me most.

Well done for making it OP. You are a good GF.

ConstanceCraving · 10/07/2017 08:49

Not really understanding all the well done for making it comments tbh. It's a fish pie. Yes a bit of a faff but hardly a 7 course meal. Confused

TheFaerieQueene · 10/07/2017 09:04

I found baking the potatoes makes better mash than boiling. Also no faffing around peeling them.

Emboo19 · 10/07/2017 09:15

I think people are just saying it in the lighthearted tone of the thread Constance not that I'm really like super girlfriend or anything but I am of course

I don't think it helps that I'm not over keen. I mean I can eat it but I can eat almost anything.
I don't really get it though a pie of fish, bit gross if you over think it!

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Emboo19 · 10/07/2017 09:17

Warmed up lefts overs is ok for a 9 month old though, isn't?
Not really given her left overs before and I'd usually ask my mum, but then I've to admit I made fish pie and didn't invite her and dad!!

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RoganJosh · 10/07/2017 09:19

Warmed up leftovers are fine for your DD. Smile

Pumperthepumper · 10/07/2017 09:23

I just came on here to see if it was the Jamie Oliver one with peas in the mash, it's my favourite. But it isn't. But I still want some.

endofthelinefinally · 10/07/2017 09:24

At least make double quantities so you have one in the freezer to produce next time with no faff.

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