One Potato, Two Potato – Mash..

Busy day today, catching up on laundry and Hubby’s accounts, always makes my head spin by the end of the day, so an easy meal is needed.

I like to make most things from scratch, but tonight is a bit of a cheat – Homemade mashed potato with a delicious Chicken and Mushroom pie from a local butchers – these pies were recommended by one of Hubbies very ‘posh’ clients and they told us ‘you must try them – they are to DIE forrrrr…’ – they are lush, handmade, stuffed with good local chicken and feels like a proper treat.



My darling daughter will be joining us for dinner, she needs a bit of TLC 😘 She feels a bit bluerghh at the moment.

I also want to use up some of the excess milk I have, so will make a rice pudding in the Thermomix, one of hubby’s favorites. As we use semi skimmed, I will add a tin of evaporated milk to boost the creaminess.


Using the scales on the Thermomix, empty a tin of evaporated milk into the Thermomix bowl, then add enough milk to make it 1 litre, then add 130g of pudding rice, 40g sugar, a blob of vanilla bean paste and any other flavouring you enjoy ie Cimmimon, nutmeg etc.  Then on reverse speed 1, heat 90 cook for 50 mins it will look a bit runny but does thicken up a bit – simple and delicious


The photo’s are rubbish for the Rice pudding, but how do you show milk cooking? LOL


Off to have a catch up with my Daughter, promise to do something a bit more exciting tomorrow – Friday is baking day 🤗


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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