Woke up to a very frosty morning today. So, definitely not taking the wee ones out in that. That meant, however, I was extremely limited on food stuffs for dinner. I was going to make chicken chili; I can make one piece of chicken breast stretch far turning it into chili. But...didn't have the stuff. So...what to make, what to make? I found some potatoes in the storage bin, and found a large turnip, and I knew I had some carrots in the crisper. I went online to find out what spices are used in haggis...wonder if I could make chicken "haggis" pie, from now on to be called chickkis pie :) According to one site, dried coriander, cinnamon and nutmeg are used occasionally to flavor haggis.
So, I boiled the potatoes, mashed them, added some double cream and whipped them. I then boiled the turnip and carrots together until they were very soft, and mashed them. I baked the chicken until done, chopped it up into small bits, and layered salt, fresh black pepper, dried coriander, cinnamon and nutmeg over the chicken. I then layered the turnip and carrot mix over top of the chicken. The potatoes were layered on top of the turnip and carrots; I then added a fine layer of shredded mild cheddar cheese. I baked this at 180 C until the cheddar was a bit crisp on top. I served it with brussel sprouts and steamed sweet potatoes. Very nice dinner, for very little money. Me likes this lots.