Even though I have meals in the freezer for a few days, I’m adding to the stock of ready meals. We’re going to face terrible roadworks for months ahead and our commute will make us late home. There’s nothing worse than getting home tired and hungry and having to cook from scratch. When I’ve done that, I’ve ended up with beans on toast!
You can put any fish you like in a fish pie, but I used £1.50 pack of frozen pollock and a £1 pack of kippers. I defrosted them and cut them into chunks and added them to a pie dish.
I then made a batch of cheese sauce
100g of margarine or butter
175g of mature basics cheddar grated
1 litre skimmed milk
1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg,
Salt and pepper
Combine the lot in a large plastic jug, I have a two litre jug, microwave on full heat for five minutes.
Take out and whisk
Keep microwaving in two minute intervals until thickened. This was more cheese sauce than I needed but I froze the extra sauce in margarine tubs and froze it so there’s some for another time.
Before I add the cheese sauce, I added a handful of frozen peas to each pie, then poured on the sauce and stirred through.
Top with mashed potato and grill until brown. Allow to cool and wrap then freeze.
When I want one of these and each serves two, I’ll take them out of the freezer in the morning and cook at 180 fan when I get home for 20-30 minutes. I’ll serve this with veggies.
This could be made cheaper by omitting the cheese, or just having one fish but I always add a smoked fish and I found the kippers in the freezer section. Kippers are smoked herring.
I’m going to share my ‘cooking for the freezer’ this week as well as some bulk cooking or cooking ahead tips, from packed lunches to cakes. I love having those meals ready as I’m always hungry after a busy day and often tired and need to give myself a break. I’m sure you’re the same.
Love Froogs xxxx