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Title: Pet names for famous dishes...
Post by: Growster... on November 17, 2017, 21:38
Mrs Growster built one of her famous Shepherd's Pies today, and as usual, it was up there with the Gods...

But it has another name...

'Aunt Ethel's Shepherd's Pie'!

Why, you scream?

Well, in our favourite series of all the funniest programmes we've ever, ever watched, 'Turtle's Progress', (we're starting yet again), Inspector Rafferty is sitting in the pub, and his Sergeant comes in and asks him what he's eating. Rafferty replies with the imortal line, 'It's Aunt Ethel's shepherds pie, and I'm still wondering if the shepherd died from natural causes...'!

Now, out of context, this doesn't seem all that funny, but believe me, it fits the scene so well, as well as making the whole story line of the episode so much funnier, we've promoted it to the 'Growster Hall of Fame for Funny Programmes'! Aunt Ethel was very, very good in her part, and stayed in the series from start to finish!

So here's to you, Aunt Ethel, you've made our day!
Title: Re: Pet names for famous dishes...
Post by: ManicMum on November 19, 2017, 07:53
In our house, cheese and potato pie was known as Sybil's Success as she introduced us to the refinements of a layer of onion, tomato, peppers, mushrooms, bacon and hard boiled egg I the middle.

We have further adjusted it into individual pies where each diner selects their own mixture from bowls of available fillings and decorates the top so they can recognise it, before it goes into the oven (solves the problem of vegetarians, those who can't eat onions or don't like mushrooms!)
Title: Re: Pet names for famous dishes...
Post by: snowdrops on November 20, 2017, 09:15
Dumpling pie was named by our young son some years ago which for us is usually a minced beef & onion base with dumpling mix rolled out & placed on top.
We also still eat valina icepeam because of him(vanilla ice cream for the uninitiated lol)
Title: Re: Pet names for famous dishes...
Post by: sunshineband on November 20, 2017, 16:46
Elastic Band Pudding was so christened by our daughter when she was about four years old: it is a traditional milk pudding made with fine vermicelli called semian, and spices such as cinnamon and cardamom, but the little bits of semian do look like  small pieces of elastic bands for sure!!

Completely confused her teacher, especially when she also said we had rice and bones as part of the main course ie pullao  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Pet names for famous dishes...
Post by: compostqueen on November 21, 2017, 10:20
Toe nail pie. Is treacle tart
Trash   Cheap hash

Off the top of my head