The ones I love are M&S Healthy and Nutritious range, really yummy and most have no allergans in either (I try to stick to mainly gluten free) and quite a lot of tesco finest are quite good. But all of those are the expensive ones so I look for 3 for 2 deals etc. if I’m buying those.
A good putaway if Look What We Found (LWWF) - I discovered them when I went GF- they don’t need refridgeration either and are really long life - that doesn’t sound too appetising BUT they do taste really fresh and they’re pretty ethical too in sourcing their meat etc. Actually there’s lots of good things to say as they send offers through and if you spend £40 (which is a big box) you get free shipping and there’s cash back against orders etc. The only downside is they aren’t big portions so better for lunches (and they do soups too) but the Rose Veal Stroganoff is very good with a packet of those fries that go in the microwave My husband calls it my petfood (tear off tops) and will check I have petfood in if he’s going out, it just needs heating up so in a pan or microwave.
I actually am ham-handed enough these days to make a mess dishing up a ready meal so the LWWF and micrwave fries are a bonus for me. That and rice puddings in pots
I make lasagne with “chosen by you” Bolognese and asda’s own white lasagne sauce jars. I add onion, garlic and mushrooms but make a few on good days and freeze them. The ones I’ve frozen are even nicer than the one I have that night. One jar of each can make 5 single portions so definitely worth it. Don’t get the ready made version from Aldi, it’s really awful.
If you want a really good meal with minimal effort, Aldi have lamb shanks in mint sauce, just dump them in the slow cooker for a few hours, along with frozen veg and frozen roast potatoes which are just put in the oven I have my easy version of a fantastic Sunday roast.
I’m becoming really good at eating well with no fuss as evenings are the worst times for me and as my daughter has school dinners she doesn’t want to eat before 6pm but still wants a good meal. The lasagne I make in the morning but don’t put in the oven until evening which is better than being cooked immediately anyway.
Anybody else have easy to cook meals or meals I can prepare early to cook later please? I find my steamer has also been a godsend for fish meals as I can throw everything in.
I love my slow cooker. I buy beef/pork joints when they are on offer and plonk them in with a bit of stock. Get son to slice them and freeze (with gravy) in portions (microwaved or cooked in a pan from frozen). Morrisons also do a very nice chiken chow mein (2 for £4 atm) which is very tasty.
Enjoy it Pat. I only bought my slow cooker early this year after my friend recommended it and thought they were only good for soup and stew. I’m learning and loving it more and more though. I keep telling myself to start internet shopping again, need to go to ASDA this afternoon, but I love to look around and have a nosy.
I agree with you about the Sainsbury’s fish pie, it is low in calories too. I am on Jenilek diet so eating heat up meals are pretty much out of the question, I just eat salads (we usually have one in the fridge) with beans and lots of seeds, oh and olive oil, we cook extra potaote and just heat up, or cook baked potatoe in the microwave.
Hi gang, with your encouragement I got my slow cooker out and have put it on today with chicken breasts, chipolata sausages, potatoes, green beans and all covered in a tomatoe sauce (pasta sauce actually but works well in dishes like this).
I had forgotten that the cooker actually a huge. Much too big for me. Think I’ll offer it to my son and daughter-in-law and get myself a small one.
Nice and sunny in London… and I’m feeling ok after a really bad day yesterday. I seem to be having lots of bad days recently. Hope this is just a temporary thing… hey ho…
Sorry to hear you’ve had lots of bad days recently Pat - hoping like you that it’s only temporary! My UTI returned after i finished the last set of antiBs so, had to see the doc for some more! Trying to drink more water but of course that on top of the urgency sends me to the the loo even more! That means more times self-cathing which is not really a good thing but what can I do? Have a good weekend everyone - quite reasonable weather after all the rain! Teresa xx
So sorry to hear this Teresa. What bloody awful thing these UTI’s are! I wish there was some advice I could offer… but I haven’t… however here is a big (((((((((((((((((((((((HUG)))))))))))))))))))))))))) for you darlin’.
I can’t see what else you can do. Does any research go into these I wonder. It seems to me that if they could find a ‘fix’ for UTI’s it would be a seriously life-changing thing for millions of people.
Wishing you well hon and hope it clears up very soon.
Thanks so much for your kind words Pat. Someone would make a lot of MSers happy if they could find a way of getting shot of UTIs! Sorry for how you’re feeling Sonia - sounds like you need antbiotics too! Hope you get through your drive OK tomorrow! Teresa xx
I’ve had a quiet day today and drunk LOADS of water, popped into Sainsbury’s earlier… got one of their Bistro meals on a meal deal as hubby is feeling rough and it was quite quick in the oven, no fuss.
Tasted lush BUT i’ve been hungry ever since so a bit disappointed about that… I ate both the puds (they were tiny and he wasn’t fussed about them) and have just eating half a large bar of chocolate, I’m hoping Sainsbury portion sizes are small, either that or I’ve got bigger worries than a UTI! I’m in bed and feeling sleepy but I’m gonna have to drag myself out of bed to eat something…
And on the subject of food - Pat, how was your chicken in the slow-cooker?