A pound of beef, a pound of pork, mashed potatoes, veggies in a pie. Yum right? Well, it wasn’t bad. If you read this blog enough, you know that I have a slight problem in cooking when it comes to halving recipes. Well, this problem struck again for the Tourtieres! I didn’t half the all spice. So my meaty insides of the pie were just waaayyyy too sweet for my liking. I will still eat the leftovers, with a lot of salt and probably hot sauce to mask the sweetness. That should do the trick right?
The outcome was WAY to vinegary to eat. I for one, hate vinegar, so I just scraped the spinach off the tops of the mashed potatoes and didn’t eat anymore. I bet that if I had halved it like I should have it would have taste good. Especially with the little bit of cheddar cheese I just needed to sprinkle on top! Perhaps I’ll try this recipe again, but no one else in the house will eat it, so perhaps I’ll just call it a cookbook failure.
I liked this recipe because it allowed me to use cake mix and instant pudding mix. The only thing I really had to make was the chocolate glaze, and that itself was easier that I expected. Quite delicious too! I’ve finally found a type of cake that Rick doesn’t hate… ones with pudding in the middle. It was good and I’d consider making this one again. I liked it more than the chocolate cake I made last week.
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