I made an amazing beef casserole with creamy mashed potato on Friday night, followed by a perfect lemon meringue pie. I love desserts that have multiple components, they are much more exciting to make! The beef casserole was wonderful, I have an extreme aversion to the horrible store-bought beef stock so used marmite, worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce instead and threw in a few bay leaves and a generous dose of pepper (as well as the standard onions/garlic/oil or butter/salt base). It was ha-mazing. Mashed potato may be the ultimate comfort food. It's the kind of thing I crave in winter, and you can't do a proper mash without butter and cream.