When I went shopping last week I picked up a couple of new items to try. I don't always feel like cooking a meal so for convenience it's handy to have something to heat in the microwave. In the summer a lot of my meals are from the fridge to the plate, no cooking required. In the winter it's nice to have something warm.
So what was the lentil shepherds pie like? The lentils in the bottom were alright, slightly spicy, and tasty. Not keen on the pretend mashed potato topping. I think it was made with powdered potato, like instant mash, which I am not keen on. I gave it a stir to mix it up before I started eating it. It was too dry and stodgy, I should have added a drop of water before I microwaved it. Marks out of 10. . . 6 ish. I won't buy any more.
The mushroom burgers are a good size, two in the packet. It says to bake them in the oven. I don't use my oven so I put one under a low grill, turning it over to do both sides. Then I sliced it open and put it back under the grill for a few minutes to make sure the inside was well hot.
One is quite filling. The taste is a bit bland, I could just about make out the mushroom flavour. I found myself with some hard gritty pieces in my mouth, not sure what they were. The texture was quite dry. I think these might be best served with some vegetable gravy, which would probably also improve the taste and texture of the shepherds pie. Marks out of 10. . . . 7 ish. These won't be going in my trolley again.
I think I could probably make similar items from scratch, I might give it a try. That's if I can be bothered. The kitchen is not my favourite place to be.
It was warm this afternoon, I was in the garden chopping some height off the conifer hedge at the bottom of the garden. Don't want it to get out of control.
Thanks for popping in. Have a good weekend.
We'll catch up soon. ilona