Time saving – not really

Us busy mothers use some shortcuts sometimes in order to get good meals on the table. Friday night I was planning to serve a chicken pot pie. It needs pastry. With everything else I was cooking for Shabbat, I just didn’t have the time to make a pastry from scratch, so I bought frozen pastry. I defrosted it so I could spend 5 minutes rolling it out. Imagine my surprise when I found lumps of margarine still within the dough. It had not been blended properly. So I now had to spend time that I didn’t budget for remixing this pastry. How did this save me time? Do they not have quality control at these manufacturers? I was most ticked off.

Plus there was eggshell for the second week running in our gefilte fish. I buy the frozen loaves and boil them up – I will be writing to the company to complain. At the prices I pay for their fish there should be no egg shells anywhere in my food.

I guess I have yet to take my Grumpitol and Snarkitol this morning….

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  1. lady lock and load says:

    At least your fish had no warms!

  2. Z! says:

    Are you sure it was egg shell and not fish bones?

  3. Shoshana says:

    The pastry dough was probably meant to have small lumps of margarine – that’s what makes the dough flaky – pockets of fat. Over-mixing certain doughs ruins them.

  4. Jennifer KRieger says:

    Eggs is eggs, and egg shells should not be present in ANYthing!
    I just read this at work Monday morning and you are right on!

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