Realised when I got to the point of no return that I didn't have enough milk (forgot to put out a note for the milkman last night) but had a brainwave. I had a can of evaporated milk in the cupboard so used that for the sauce with a little water as the sauce came out a bit thick. I used a mixture of Double Gloucester cheese and Gruyere, slung in some fried smoked bacon semi-cooked broccoli and some frozen peas and a little freshly grated nutmeg. I put more mustard in the sauce than I usually do and I think it was an improvement. Ready to bake in the oven.
Made enough for today and 2-3 other meals.
Going to make a cottage pie for tomorrow. Ground beef browned in a skillet and cooked off with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, herbs, stock. Put in an oven-proof dish, layer of sliced tomatoes on top of that and then a layer of mashed potato and parsnip on the top, roughed up with a fork and a scattering of grated cheese over the top and baked in the oven until piping hot and the top lightly browned and crisp. One pot meal. Freezes too.
If I'd used ground lamb it would have been shepherd's pie
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