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Hiya, where's everybody at on ready meals? I find that at least once a week I'm found with just myself to cook for so I want to throw something in the oven, chill, take it out, sit down, chill and eat it, no fuss, even eat it out of the tray if you're really doing it right. The only 'I can't believe it's not homecooked' ready meal that I'd rate at the moment is Asda's Chicken Hotpot, I'm disappointed with most I've tried from all of the stores, do you have a favourite you'd recommend? It's a nice part of the night off to have an easy meal but I'd really like a bit more choice. After knocking out culinary delights all week, tasty, easy, no fuss food is great.(yeah, don't judge me, my spice rack fell off the wall once!) πŸ˜‰

ACES74
5 months ago
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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc5 months ago

Give paella a go if you haven't. It's essentially meat and fish mixed together, a Spanish traditional meal. Well, to be specific it's from Valencia but it's still in Spain.

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ACES74
ACES74
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5 months ago

I will try this, I've not thought of paella for years, had it a few times but never done one myself, not biggest fan of fish, but I really should try to eat more, Omega 3 oils and all that jazz. Will defo give this a go...thanks πŸ‘

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ACR
ACR5 months ago

I like the Marks & Spencer Four Cheese Ravioli, which I usually pimp out with some tasty extras πŸ˜‹

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Gems
Gems5 months ago

The M&S ones are yummy

Vegetable lasagne and they are normally 3 for Β£7

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ACES74
ACES74
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5 months ago

Gems Vegetable Lasagne sounds nice, I've tried a few lasagnes but all the mince variety and they're usually the worst of the lot, will give this one a go, and 3 for Β£7 sounds almost too reasonable, especially for M&S. Thanks.πŸ˜€ x

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ACES74
ACES74
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5 months ago

I love a cheesy dish ACR, I guess you could add any veg you liked in and change it up no fuss too...

πŸ€— x

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19785 months ago

I've just shared a great deal on ready made meals from Cook. They're a bit pricier than the usual supermarket brands but so much nicer I've found. https://www.cookfood.net/menu/main-meals/4-for-14

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ACES74
ACES74
Original Poster
5 months ago

Mmmm these look tasty too, I don't mind spending a little more if they tickle my taste buds... πŸ˜€ x

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig5 months ago

M&S do a lovely chicken chow mein. I don't buy ready meals but had this one when our son was in hospital and it was really good.

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ACES74
ACES74
Original Poster
5 months ago

Thanks, you're all lovin the M&S stuff. I think I don't usually consider going there because I thought they were very overpriced but I suppose if a bargain's on offer like the 3 for Β£7 Gems mentioned above, then I'd have a try. Thanks for recommending. πŸ˜€ x

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Pjran
Pjran5 months ago

My favourite ready meal is Moussaka. Never make one myself but love the ready made ones but only have them rarely. I feel guilty if I don’t cook from scratch.

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ACES74
ACES74
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5 months ago

I've heard of it but never made or tried Moussaka, I'll come clean I've just Googled the ingredients, looks very nice, I do like aubergines, might try this, but now I feel guilty too, can't have my first try as a ready meal! Even I'll draw a line there lol, but I'm definitely going to make one, looks yummy, thanks Pjran. 😊 x

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Pjran
Pjran5 months ago

ACES74 the M&S one is the best but tonight we have a Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference to try. To make it would be too long so of course I cheat. Hope you buy one to try.

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ACES74
ACES74
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5 months ago

Pjran I intend to try some. If you don't mind sharing I'd love to hear what you think of the Sainsburys ready meals, I haven't tried any of their Taste the Difference range, only due to convenience as this store is further afield than others . But my mum often shops there so I could ask her to pick me some up if you think they're worth a try. Thanks πŸ˜€ x

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Pjran
Pjran5 months ago

ACES74 sorry to report I won’t be buying the Sainsbury’s moussaka again. It was bland but edibLe, so M&S I’ll be back.

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ACES74
ACES74
Original Poster
5 months ago

Pjran Oh dear, sorry you had a disappointing tea, thanks for the heads up though, I'll steer clear!...😯

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angemski
angemski5 months ago

I've been trying some of the Gino D'Acampo ready meals from Iceland and have to say they are really tasty with an authentic feel to them. The only thing is tasty does not equal low calorie so try but don't make a habit of it. πŸ˜†

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ACES74
ACES74
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5 months ago

Lol, why's everyone so guilty with themselves. I have heard some whispers on the grapevine about Gino D' Acampo's Iceland range all good things too. I'm planning on trying them. Icelands a funny one for me, I had one of their Chicken Hotpots and I didn't rate it at all, maybe because I love the Asda one. The food and texture all fine but the flavour wasn't anywhere near as good. I do have an Iceland favourite though, their Chicken in Blackbean Sauce is lovely, I always pick a couple of those up when I'm in there. I'll be grabbing some Gino's too, if there's any left! Thanks for suggesting them angemski. πŸ˜€ x

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angemski
angemski5 months ago

ACES74 You are absolutely right - we tend to apologise first for the suggestion just in case the calorie police jump on us. Another one from Iceland is the King Prawn Laksa - yes it is Slimming World but you wouldn't know it! (I'm a serious seafood nut and have selective vision when calorie counting and prawns are involved) 🀣

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ACES74
ACES74
Original Poster
5 months ago

angemski Lol, I have a similar problem with Cheese and not putting it on everything! I've not delved too much into the slimming meals lately, they used to be so bad about 10 years back but I know a lot of people who love them. I always think they'll not be as tasty but I should have a try, it would defo increase my options. Thanks. πŸ€— x

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jcd
jcd5 months ago

A bit of a guilty pleasure but Morrisons do filled Yorkshire puddings which are lush

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ACES74
ACES74
Original Poster
5 months ago

Ooo now they do sound nice, I'm up for a guilty pleasure, will try those, thanks jenidady.🀀 x

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