Waitrose: The Everyday Kitchen

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Waitrose have been working with Mumsnet to produce a web TV series; demonstrating that quick and tasty culinary achievements can be an everyday feature in your kitchen despite the trials and tribulations of family life.

Through the series we'll be offering you inspiration for your ingredients from Waitrose executive chef Neil Nugent and insights into gastronomic goodness with nutritionist Moira Howie.

The web series will cover everything from how to take the stress out of Sunday lunch to bringing back the lost art of baking.


This week's episode is Family Cooking. Cooking a traditional hearty meal that will satisfy both the fussy eaters and three generations around the table can often eat into your precious weekend. To avoid hours of preparation and a mountain of washing up, watch this week's video for tips on how to take the stress out of Sunday lunch.


Fancy having a go yourself? Here's the recipe and list of the ingredients you'll need to make what's featured in the video.

Thanks for submitting your hints and tips on this week's theme. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Sunday lunch - 
preparation is key! Peel the veg and potatoes Saturday night. Invest in a steamer to do the vegetables, this saves having 4 bubbling pots on the hob and ensures they are not boiled within an inch of their lives! pipsy76
  • Roast your veg. Not just potatoes, parsnips, yams, butternut squash - but also carrots, courgettes, onions, tomatoes etc. all roast beautifully. No more pans on the hob. smellen
  • Sunday Lunch with a toddler and grandparents:
 Get little one involved in the cooking, DD loves helping to chop and stir. She whisks the batter for yorkshires etc - anything that is not hot really.
 When serving get them to help decorate the table (DD likes picking flowers) and put it all out in separate dishes. I then let DD choose what to have, I find she eventually tries a little of everything so long as MIL leaves her be. callmeovercautious

You can view the full thread here and congratulations to Lisad123 who has won £100 of Waitrose vouchers. Enjoy!

Looking for more recipes? Why not check out the Recipe Library at
www.waitrose.com for more delicious ideas from the Waitrose food team.

We'd like to say a final thank you to our featured Mumsnetters, MyNameIsJane and HolyMoly – you were absolute stars and we're glad you enjoyed the experience!

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