This evening we re-worked the turkey shepherd’s pie recipe to become, ta-da, lamb goulash. Essentially it is the same recipe but over noodles rather than under potato. Having sneakily done the chopping yesterday in a fit of over-keen food preparation, this was a relatively straightforward dinner. L said the process was a bit like the meals they served at college where they made a steaming vat of some sort of hot-pot at the beginning of the week. It would begin as casserole served with potatoes, then with the amazing addition of maybe one extra spice and some rice, the next day it would be “Indian” food and then the next day tortilla chips would be placed alongside the authentic “Mexican” dish, and so on.
Again, it has to be said, this was fine food, in the adequate sense of the word, rather than the exotic; solid and hearty. I have a feeling we may end this year a little heavier than we began.
In the next two or three days, please excuse any food-related grumpiness around this site. We have four days of macaroni cheese variations ahead of us.