I've decided to try and eat some of my stores this month to minimise the grocery bill. This is no hardship as I tend to squirrel favourites in the freezer.
I thought I had two bags of fish pie mix in the freezer. I was wrong. I had three bags - that's half as much yumminess again! A ferret around in the store cupboard found various packet sauces - parsley, butter, something-or-other-from-Ikea so with a carton of UHT milk and a large bag of spuds I was on my way to one of my favourite dishes, fish pie.
Somehow in my mind dishes like fish pies are winter delights. They are warming, comfort food for a cold day. Summer is for salads, fresh fruit and the like. Experience however tells me that after a while salad looks like rabbit food and I will long for something different. But cooking is no fun in the summer. The kitchen gets hot, flies want to share in the fun, and all I want to do is flop. This means that having things like fish pie in the freezer is A Good Idea.
I made seven fish pies, each enough for one person. So my Good Idea for today is to reduce that number to six. Oh yum!