5/17/08

The big pie contest

*bell rings* In this corner we have the challenger, wearing the blue trunks, boasting meat, potatoes, corn and...well, nothing else, and weighing in at 900g (and serves four). From the test kitchen in Brampton, PC Blue Menu Shepherd's Pie! *muffled boos from the crowd as the pie raises its arms in the air and jumps around the ring. They're also chanting something about wanting veggies. Weird.* And in the other corner, in the black trunks, weighing....er, the pan was too big to fit on my food scale, and bursting at the seams with the following: 2lbs of extra lean ground beef 1 onion 4lbs of yukon gold potatoes, cooked and mashed 1 cup of frozen corn 1 can of small peas 3-4 carrots, sliced Serving - a small army FOREVER, from the kitchen of one mousearoni in the gaybourhood of the T dot O dot, the simplest shepherd's pie EVER. *black trunks raises its fists in the air and suddenly blue trunks scurries out of the ring in fear. It's been here before and didn't have a warm crowd reception. Blue trunks knows it's met its match. Pandemonium breaks out. The crowd breaks into the ring, gets caught up in the moment and instead of carrying black trunks off in congratulations, they dig into him like a pack of vultures.* And the crowd? They ate that shit up. With a spoon. Seriously though, making your own will always win out. It will always be more visually appealing, pack in a buttload of veggies to boot and provide more bang for your buck too (I can serve about 10 people with this bad boy for about $12. The PC one could only serve four for $8 and I STILL needed to eat a salad to go with it). Think twice before you pick up frozen. John will thank you.

13 comments:

Maria said...

that was awesome. :)

Christy said...

I completely agree - making your own is always better on every count!!

Wicked post.

Blue Ice Dave said...

I do love Shepherd's Pie. Though I can't help but wonder why 80% of Jeeper's pics are of him eating.

Angie All The Way said...

lol Looks good :-)

Mel said...

I really need to try this cause it has all my favorite foods and looks delicious!

Amy said...

I concur.... homemade is always the way to go! In fact, I sometimes make myself a mission to recreate recfpes. I must say, I can hold my own! :)

Now I'm craving shepards pie at
9h38pm. Not good. Not good at all.

Shirls said...

shep's pie is an all time favorite of mine, but I have to say veggies have no place in it (for me anwyay) I learnt to make it the very old traditional way my Mum did, I boil the meat, yes I do..and no veggies cause when my Mum learned to make it right after WW II in England with Nana, no one had veggies, too much of a luxury.. interesting where and why things were made a certain way, or at least I find it interesting that is..

I have no doubt that yours was better than a pre-made, salt laden frozen box of a pie, hands down Mouse wins.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

I'll be over for dinner at seven. Tell Jeepers to get his spoon out of my pie.

jainey said...

it was also just as satisfying the day after.

MizFit said...

I know youre right---now will I do it? who can say.

and as always you crack me the hell up.

M.

marie said...

I also made banana bread...with chocolate chips.

muahahahahha.

You love to hate me.

Mandy said...

mmm... must make shepherd's pie. Yes, I agree - nothing beats homemade.

Natalie said...

You're the funniest mouse I've ever known! Great post and nice eats!

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