Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday Shortcuts

When it comes to providing meals for the family, I'm always a bit lazy on Saturdays...but I've found a couple of ready-meals which, in less than five minutes, can pass muster. If you can't be bothered going to pick up takeaway, or bribe your spouse to take two kids under three to dinner, try these!

For you: The Commissary Pumpkin, Sage and Feta Risotto. Either on its own or served with one of the Chargrilled Chicken Breasts from the same range (or you can throw some on the BBQ). It's yummy with a simple green salad or some green beans tossed with butter and flaked almonds.

For the kids: McCain's Healthy Choice Twin Packs - our fave is Meatballs and Pasta. This is a faithful standby for us - it's tasty, low in fat, and Olivia inhales it every time. It's a fairly small portion, so is ideal for when you don't have the time or inclination to whip up something fabulous.

Coming up: In the next couple of weeks I'll share some of my "Ready in 10 minutes" meals which are brilliant for those days when you just can't bear the kitchen.


Aneets said...

Cooking for kids is one of my most hated tasks, will definitely try the McCains meal on those days I just can't face it.

Mel said...

Isn't it funny, I just finished writing about a 3 minute meal, then flipped over to your blog and here you are writing about short meals too! It's obvious to see what the important things in life are hahaha. I will certainly be trying this one, that Pumpkin risotto sounds amazing...where can I get me some of that?