Beef Casserole – take two

Posted By Kerri


I can be pretty fickle when it comes to food – quite often I find something I love and I want to eat it all the time, other times I might think something is brilliant but eat it once and then not want to eat it again. Tonight was one of those nights. There was plenty of leftover casserole for dinner this evening which should have been great because it’s Monday and I always find it difficult to get excited about cooking by the time I’ve got over the shock of going back to work following the weekend. Stephen is out so it solves the cooking-for-one issue and the casserole was good. Did I want to eat it though? Nope.

I didn’t give myself a choice though, I just got on with heating it up and congratulating myself on how mature I was being when something struck me; if I spooned the casserole into a dish and smothered it with the leftover potato and parsnip mash then it would be transformed into a completely new dish and I would be fooled.

And fooled I was! It tastes exactly the same as it did yesterday really (the flavours have intensified as you’d imagine) because, really, it is the same as yesterday but in my little head I’d created a whole new and very imaginative Shepherd’s/Cottage pie type-thing – aren’t I clever 🙂

As an aside, leftover mash = good, leftover parsnip and potato mash = not good, in fact more than a little sweet and strange tasting 🙁

Oct 15th, 2007

3 Comments to 'Beef Casserole – take two'

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  1. Jules said,

    we don’t seem to be having much luck with parsnips! I’m going to try half parsnip half potato next time, like you suggest.

  2. Annemarie said,

    Well done for tricking yourself with the change of dishes. 🙂 I do love my parsnip and potato mash, actually, so maybe you do have to play around with the proportions to get it to suit your tastes. A bit of celeriac-and-potato or carrot-and-potato is good too, if only do vary up your mashes and reduce time spent chewing vegetables!

  3. Kerri said,

    The parsnip and potato mash was really good on Sunday when it was fresh, it just didn’t taste so good the next day.

    Will try the celriac version…don’t think I’ve had celeriac before actually.


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