I have a sort of tradition, (it's not quite that yet, but it will be someday!) with my boyfriend to have pie and mash on a friday. It's nice to have a special and predictable meal to look forward to, and pie and mash is so filling and stodgy and delicious. This tradition fell by the wayside for a little while because we were both busy and didnt have much space in our lives for pie meals, but it was resurrected this week (not on a friday though). Here's my pic:
The meal features one linda mccartney country pie (mince and onion and gravy, very hearty and almost meaty), some broad beans, mustard gravy, and potato and sweet potato mash. My boyfriend wanted to grate some raw carrot and mix it into the mase. I was very sceptical at first, but I backed down, being the great compromiser I am. I am glad I did, because the carrot was nice, it made the mash a bit more sweet than it would have been otherwise.
It was a good meal, and massive, I waas full up for about five hours after it.