Because convenience food is a lie.
I made this stew this afternoon. Eldest helped with the veg chopping which was much easier to manage in a big kitchen than in our tiny galley at home.
I then realised there were no potatoes so headed to the corner shop to get couscous. But all they had was the flavoured stuff. Which has milk powder in it for some reason. So that was the end of that idea. And I have a cooking rice blind spot (always ends up wet) so ended up with shaped potato.
The stew was good though.