Which "Ready Meals" do you recommend? (Food Police cover your eyes)

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DaphneHarvey Tue 06-Nov-07 18:00:28

Like most of you, I'm sure, I cook most meals from scratch. We don't eat "fast" food and very very rarely have takeaways (can't afford em!) but ...

every now and then I want a night off from cooking.

I have been known to buy and enjoy

Waitrose or M & S chicken kievs (the whole breast ones)

Sainsbury's lamb kofta kleftiko

Fish fingers

Good quality vegetarian pizzas

Loyd Grossman pasta sauces

But I want to add to my repetoire for my nights off cooking.

What have you bought and shamelessly enjoyed and not felt guilty about?

OverMyDeadBody Tue 06-Nov-07 18:07:38

these meals for DS and these for when I have friends over for dinner but don't want to cook! grin

Oblomov Tue 06-Nov-07 18:11:35

God, I would never serve a bought meal to someone coming for dinner - but those Petits choux - they look nice - are they really nice then, overmydeadbody ?

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 06-Nov-07 18:13:30

Sainsbury do a lovely one - Chicken breast with smoked garlic and Gruyere sauce. Allegedly.

OverMyDeadBody Tue 06-Nov-07 18:17:33

Well, they taste just like good home-made food tbh, which they are, and they cook the family meals to your specifications so I got a goulash with only the veg I chose in it! Was more like calling up a personal cook than buying a ready-meal, but I only did it the once, couldn't afford it regularly! blush

FioFio Tue 06-Nov-07 18:18:54

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hunkermunker Tue 06-Nov-07 18:19:02

The Naturals range in Sainsbos is nice.

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 06-Nov-07 18:19:09

we are currently obsessed with Sainsbury's individual steak and kidney puddings - so delicious on a cold day - served with dh's lovely mash and veg and a glass of cider

FioFio Tue 06-Nov-07 18:19:18

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hunkermunker Tue 06-Nov-07 18:19:58

Oh, yes, I like that, Fio grin

bogie Tue 06-Nov-07 18:20:16

www.chicagotowntakeaway.co.uk/menu.php?pageid=large
These are really nice when you cant be arsed to cook i keep one in the freezer at all times

OverMyDeadBody Tue 06-Nov-07 18:20:45

oooh yes the duck and pancakes mmmmmmm

hunkermunker Tue 06-Nov-07 18:21:44

LOL at thread juxtaposition:

Food : Why are British women such shit cooks??
Food : Which "Ready Meals" do you recommend? (Food Police cover your eyes)

bagpuss Tue 06-Nov-07 18:36:56

We like Bighams' Steak and Ale pies. They are the only ready meal I tend to buy now but they are just so good. I serve with some green veg and that's it! Very easy. We buy from Waitrose.

DaphneHarvey Tue 06-Nov-07 18:37:25

Hmmmm, well I think I am a really good cook. Just don't want to do it 365 days of the year! But still care about what I'm eating so only want the posh ready meals. IYSWIM.

Oblomov Tue 06-Nov-07 18:38:06

LOL Hunker. I am on both. It did make me giggle.

callmeovercautious Tue 06-Nov-07 18:42:59

If you are going to use them buy the fresh not frozen and as high up the Premium lines you can afford e.g Finest from Tesco. I have worked in the industry so buy very few now (once you know what is in them!) but these are OK if you are in a rush.

norkmaiden Tue 06-Nov-07 18:48:08

Covent Garden soup? (beany one quite filling)

FluffyMummy123 Tue 06-Nov-07 18:52:22

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DarthVader Tue 06-Nov-07 18:52:53

Lamb shanks - Tesco or M&S

M&S chilli prawn spaghetti

M&S Cook range

FluffyMummy123 Tue 06-Nov-07 18:53:55

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DarthVader Tue 06-Nov-07 18:55:52

do you mean whore?

DarthVader Tue 06-Nov-07 18:56:37

or is that a pirate expression

FluffyMummy123 Tue 06-Nov-07 18:57:28

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DaphneHarvey Tue 06-Nov-07 18:58:11

Isn't that Twatrose goan fish, fish?

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