Fish pie classic

Fish pie in the making and future menus

Here is my entry for Tara’s The Gallery this week who very wisely chose food. There are some brilliant salivating entires and I do suggest you have a look however, here is mine first. 

Fish Pie, dinner for last night. As you can see I forgot to take the finished photo with the mash on top and grated parmesan, after baking it at 180C for about 30 mins, because as it came out of the oven it was served with peas, baby carrots and broccoli and swiftly placed on the waiting table to be devoured instantly. My God it was good and the first this autumn. Definitely a family favourite, well the girls get to try it for tea tonight, fingers crossed. 

What else? There are some plums I saw in Morrisons for 50p a punnet (I cna’t think of anything costing only 50p these days can you?) so I bought two, a mix of crumble topping (cheating? I don’t care, I have very little time) and it’s there waiting to be made asap. Also in the background the remains of my apple pie which I also threw some dried apricots into if you’re wondering what the orange in it is. That has now gone and tin is on the side waiting to be washed up (I can’t put tins in the dishwasher – doesn’t feel right) 

Also a brand new loaf tin that came with two packs of butter on special offer from Lurpack, the recipe book has Apricot brioche in it and yesterday I bought the strong flour, dried yeast and I’m looking forward to giving it a whirl. 

I love cooking, trouble is I don’t have as much time now with the girls at this age (2) – they need constant watching, entertaining and assistance in playing. I’m hoping this passes soon as they learn to play together and not fight as is the current case. 

Next culinary challenges include lunch for my nan and uncle on Thursday – I’m thinking risotto of some sort. A Halloween party for the twins club organised for – you got it – our Twin Club and a family get together here on Saturday 9th Oct when I have my two older kids Tommy and Megan with granddaughter Gracey over from Italy (I. CANNOT. WAIT) I’ve invited my lot over and there’ll most likely be 15 of us. I have a massive side of beef to do a good old English Roast, yorkshire puds an’all.

Find the missing object

After taking the first photo I realised there was an object in it that shouldn’t be there. What is it? What’s it doing in my kitchen? And why was it placed there?



  1. Jenny paulin
    September 29, 2010 / 8:07 AM

    I dint know what the object is but in the 1st photo it’s next to your knife set!
    Mmm I love fish pie and crumble so I would have b een happy with that meal :0

    • September 29, 2010 / 12:54 PM

      Correct with the positioning. The fish pie was delicious and I really need to get round to making that crumble soon :)

  2. him up north
    September 29, 2010 / 10:39 AM

    LOL it’s a paint pot! To add a dash of gloss to the pie perhaps?

    • September 29, 2010 / 12:56 PM

      Bingo! Yes, it’s to complete the window sills and skirtings in the front room and after finding the girls trying to get into it (they found it in the downstairs cupboard) I took it off them and put it there ‘until later’ when I would find a more suitable place. I only noticed when I checked the photo later!

  3. Nota Bene
    September 29, 2010 / 12:47 PM

    Have looked and looked but haven’t got a clue. But then as a man kitchens are alien to me.

    • September 29, 2010 / 12:57 PM

      Pot of paint I@m afraid – not your usual kitchen gadget. I put it up high out of the girls way and forgot about it. :)

  4. Alessandra
    September 29, 2010 / 1:23 PM

    Dear Marianne, could you send me your recipe for the fish pie? It looks delicious and I love fish pies.
    Cheers xxx

    • September 30, 2010 / 8:56 AM

      I will edit the post and add it at the bottom xx (it was/is delicious)

  5. Nova
    September 29, 2010 / 3:25 PM

    I love fish pie but my children don’t so I never bother making it anymore. It took me a while as I was looking at the bottom photo but I see you have a pot of paint there. :D

    • September 30, 2010 / 8:57 AM

      I did try the girls with it but got nose turned up and flat refusal x 2! They don’t know what they’re missing!
      The paint was placed to keep it out of their reach ….

  6. Michelloui
    September 29, 2010 / 10:09 PM

    I love cooking to and yet I rarely have time to spend on really having fun with it. But when I do, its great! Ive never made a decent fish pie though… a recipe to be posted next, perhaps…? :)

    • September 30, 2010 / 8:59 AM

      I am going to add the recipe as it is so easy and not time consuming at all plus it is delicious, a dead winner with hungry tummies :) Thanks for coming by

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