Want to make this yourself? The recipe can be found on MummyPages Ireland here.
Andrew (12): Yum! This is nice!
Maureen (having not tasted it yet): Are you sure you’re my son? This is nothing but beef stew with a pastry lid on top, and you know that beef stew is one of the few foods that I don’t like at all.
Tim: See? Andrew likes it. It’s just like a Goddard’s Pie, which we love. Yum. This is nothing but win.
Maureen (now having had some): Wow. This is surprisingly nice. It’s still just beef stew with a pastry lid, but it is very good.
Tim: For the record, the fact that you’re eating it at all, I consider a win. Maybe it’s because I starved you all day.
Maureen: You’ve got a point there, given how I feel about beef stew. But I didn’t have lunch. Kudos to you for employing the always winning strategy of making someone so hungry so they’ll eat anything. I do it all the time for the boys. It definitely works.
Tim: Yum. I really like this. I would definitely have it again.
Maureen: Was it difficult to make, Chef ‘o the Day?
Tim: No. There was a lot of chopping of vegetables at the outset, but then it was just a slow simmer all afternoon.
Tim: The thing I don’t understand is that it’s supposed to feed eight people. We’ve finished it off and we’re only four people.
Maureen: Maybe we’re supposed to serve something else with it?
Tim: I don’t think so (checking the book). Nope, no mention of any side dishes.
Maureen: Maybe we’re all just very hungry.
Tim: This has to be a plate full of win.
Nicholas (8): I think this is a plate full of OK-ness.
Maureen: Should we have this again?
Tim and Andrew: Yes!
Maureen: We’ll see.