Dolmio was always a staple in our house when I was growing up; lasagnes, bolognese, pasta bake – you name it, we had it and now I know why. It’s so blooming easy and is jam packed full of goodness. A jar of Dolmio contains no artificial colours, preservatives, flavours or sweeteners. It’s 100% natural.
We were challenged by Britmums and Dolmio to come up with a midweek meal that would please the whole family using a bundle of ingredients including a jar of Dolmio. Matt and I usually eat later than the kids in the week but that wasn’t a problem as I made enough for the kids to enjoy the next day too.
I decided to mix things up a bit and be a little bit adventurous with the ingredients. I chopped up all the veg and spread it out across a baking tray. I drizzled with olive oil, cracked some garlic cloves open and added a light sprinkling of salt and black pepper. Roasting veg has be just about one of the easiest but also one of the tastiest ways to eat veg. You could opt to blend the veg up as a base for a sauce but we wanted them left chunky as a side for our chicken.
We roasted the chicken breasts, which were huge, and then coated them in Dolmio sauce just before taking them out of the oven. We sprinkled on three types of cheese; cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan and waited until it had melted and started to bubble.
Wes served the chicken and veg with wholewheat organic spaghetti and it was devine. Besides hacking up a courgette and aubergine (which was absolutely delicious by the way) there really was minimal prep. It was one of those ‘bung it in the oven’ dinners and hey presto – it’s done!
If you want to see exactly what is in a jar of Dolmio take a gander at this…
*This post is an entry for the #Dolmio #Thankgoodness Challenge, sponsored by Dolmio www.dolmio.co.uk/thankgoodness
For as long as I can remember my mum has turned into a little Delia Smith during December. Weekends were filled with mince pie making, cake baking and generally turned into a festive food frenzy. My favourite of all her bakes had to be her sausage rolls. I’m not sure why I love them so much, they’re just the perfect little food to whip out when people pop over or for an evening snack after that huge Christmas dinner. They can be frozen in advance of Christmas too which is handy if you’re anything like me and turn into a headless chicken during the run up to the Big Day.
Since I’ve lived away from my family I’ve tried several methods to make the sausage rolls following my mums basic recipe and my favourite combination to date has to be homemade sausage rolls with caramelised onion chutney. They taste like Christmas in one (maybe two) small bites. I whipped these up, from frozen, for a party last year and by the time I got to the buffet they’d all gone! So, in the spirit of Christmas I thought I’d share my recipe with you – it’s super simple so it’s easy for the kids to help out too. My daughter loves to paint the sausage rolls in the beaten egg mixture.