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Husband Guy's Shepherd's Pie

weather: cloudy
outside: 11°C
mood: happy
I just had a gigantic helping of Heart-Attack. Yeah, Husband Guy had a turn at the slow cooker.

It was quite good, but man, we better not have stuff like that too often. Whereas I try to find healthier food like the Beef Stew we made on Wednesday, he beelines towards the Artery Clogging section of the online recipes.

Beef, Potato and Cheese, Oh My!

*erm* It turns out that we, here in Canada, do not have these "potato flakes" creatures. We have "instant mashed potato", which is what this Shepherd's Pie is really asking for. That was our Costco hurdle.

So, we're happily assembling stuff in the pot today... it says to put the potato layer on top, cover and cook. Fine, we do that. We had to pack it down because it was a pretty tight fit. ... ... ... Then I noticed the bag of vegetables still on top of the counter.

Me: "Um, what were we supposed to do with the vegetables?"

Him: ".........ssSSSSSSSHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTT!!!!!!!!"

Me: *scoopa-scoopa* "ICANTBELIEVEYOUFORGOTTHEVEGETABLES" *scoopa-digga-dig*

I viciously accuse the Husband of wanting to omit the vegetables, which were the only saving grace in this entire pot of Undead Triglycerides and Pitchfork Wielding Low-Density Lipoproteins.

By this time, we're both laughing so hard, I'm almost flinging sour cream & potato everywhere. So, that's done and we pour in the veggies. He tells me that we have to pick out the ice chunks that have formed. I look at it and see ice chunks as well. I pick one up to throw it away. It's soft and squishy.

The bugger tried to trick me into throwing away the onions. He's racist against onions and pulls all kinds of stunts to get rid of them - he'd lead the holocaust against onions if I didn't stop him. I play-yell at him for being An Idiot™ and put them back. Mixed the veggies in and covered it back up with the potato. We had to pack it in even harder this time because of the increased volume. But we eventually got it all in and hit the button. =)

We now have just under 6 quarts of Shepherd's Pie (we've already eaten some) and I get chest twinges just walking by the pot sitting in the kitchen. I'm going to bring some over to my parents' house tomorrow.


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bride
Apr. 26th, 2003 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Hmm... it may be a regional thing then. The lady at Costco said it doesn't say on the box, but when you open the packets, they're little flakes.
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bride
Apr. 26th, 2003 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Mashed potato candy? That sounds interesting...
jenny_rambles
Apr. 26th, 2003 09:36 pm (UTC)
That was great!
That is so my husband - he is on a quest to convince me its bad manners for me to continue having onions ~ either both of you get them or neither of you.
I happen to disagree! :)
bride
Apr. 26th, 2003 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Y'know, if onions suddenly became extinct, we'd know that both our husbands had something to do with it =D

I can understand that he doesn't like the smell or taste of raw onions, but there's just no excuse for cooked onions =)
mayna
Apr. 26th, 2003 09:42 pm (UTC)
We use our slow cooker practically every day. It's a great invention! We can eat right when I get home from work rather than coming home from work, THEN cooking, THEN eating at like 7:30.
bride
Apr. 26th, 2003 09:42 pm (UTC)
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AMEN! =)
buttaflii
Apr. 27th, 2003 02:47 pm (UTC)
*laughs* that's hilarious. Shepherd's pie is so good, my cousin makes the best shepherd's pie ever. In fact, I believe she's going to make some when she's off, which, hopefully, is sometime soon. Yum.

I don't like onions much either. Don't know if it's enough to your hubby in a holocaust against onions, but hey...
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