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to want to find a ready meal that doesn't taste complete sh*te?

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emkana Mon 05-Oct-09 22:42:55

I like the idea of a ready meal every now and then, like tonight for example, when my children have been fed at their grandma's, dh is away, and I came home late after a governors' meeting. And don't the ready meals all look sooooooo tempting on the packaging. But they all taste HORRID. Aren't there any that are actually edible?

puddinghead Mon 05-Oct-09 22:58:59

No, they're all poo. Except maybe the indian 'takeaways' from S'burys, they are ok.

Best ready meal is a boiled egg and soldiers, or tin of soup.

MarthaFarquhar Mon 05-Oct-09 23:00:24

M&S Lasagne is pretty good - obv not microwaved though.

Also morrison's curry's are reasonable - not the ones with rice, but the supposedly fancy ones with the separate side dishes.

Touch nothing from Asda, mind.

MarthaFarquhar Mon 05-Oct-09 23:00:42

arrgh - curries, obv.

Tommy Mon 05-Oct-09 23:02:04

I'd rather have beans on toast TBH although would agree that the curies from supermarkets are not bad (Waitrose are great)

LovelyDear Mon 05-Oct-09 23:02:18

i beg to differ. asda curries are good.

but my convenience food of choice is tinned m&s steak in gravy. with rice.

bibbitybobbityCAT Mon 05-Oct-09 23:02:24

Sainsburys TTD lamb kofta kleftiko is lovely. Cook your own rice or cous cous to have with.

thisweathersajoke Mon 05-Oct-09 23:03:48

Well, for the second time in a fortnight we have had Asda 'smart price' Lasagne £1.99, and it's pretty good!

After checking the ingredients (inc wine, cream, cheese etc - not too much artificial crap), we gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised.

Worth a try!

colditz Mon 05-Oct-09 23:10:34

Oh yes dippy eggs

muggglewump Mon 05-Oct-09 23:14:26

I like Asda Extra Special fish pie, and Tesco Finest Pizza.

I don't have them often though as they are expensive. Cheaper than proper takeaway though.

ReneRusso Mon 05-Oct-09 23:15:15

Had Waitrose Creamy Fish Pie tonight, very nice but expensive.

moondog Mon 05-Oct-09 23:18:05

I agree with pudding.Nothing would induce me to eat dog food in slurry as they all are.

My quick and easy hot meal is omelette, baked potato, soup/egg and toast or noodles with greens and extra coriander and chilli.
I also do a big bowl of flaked salmon (which I steam) brown rice and soy beans, dressed in sesame oil, soy, wasabi and rice vinegar ND HEAT IT UP.

ilovemydogandmrobama Mon 05-Oct-09 23:27:39

M&S used to do a lovely crayfish and mango salad, but the ready meals are dreadful, although the eggplant parmesan was OKish.

baked potato with can of smoked tuna smile

Stayingscarygirl Mon 05-Oct-09 23:31:04

M&Sm Tescos and Asda mushroom risottos are all good. Some of the individual pies or salmon en croutes are good too. Waitrose thai curries are nice.

JustAnotherManicMummy Mon 05-Oct-09 23:40:45

Stuffed fresh pasta. Usually on offer (ie Tesco 2 for £2.75 offer) and jars of sauce. Currently liking Jamie Oliver sauces but only if they are on offer.

I always have a supply of both for lazy suppers. Add salad if you're feeling posh.

jemart Mon 05-Oct-09 23:58:18

these are good organic and have no nasty additives. bit pricey though. I'd rather cook it myself but if you are cash rich and time poor these meals are a good option.

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