You say potato. I say convenient.

Busby has been on the planet for 12 weeks now, and since she arrived we’ve barely found the time to cook anything from scratch, and have been relying on convenient food. I’m not talking about horse-meat filled ready meals *bleurgh!* No, I’m talking about food we can whack in the oven, that’s hearty, filling, but healthy, and will be cooked within about 30 minutes.  

I’ve found we’ve been eating a lot of pre-prepared potato products to balance the plate with the classic “meat, veg and potato” combo, so one of our weekly shop staples in the last three months has been chilled potato dishes; microwavable new potatoes, mash and oven-ready roast potatoes and croquets (depending on the dish). 
Driving in the miserable English rain!

Waitrose is my supermarket of choice; products might be slightly more expensive than Tesco or Sainsburys, but you always know you’re getting good quality food, and I think that’s important – especially with the ongoing horse-meat scandal. Pregnancy definitely taught me the importance of eating properly, and I’m much more conscious of what I put in my body now. 

Waitrose: Guaranteed Quality!

This Sunday we went on our weekly jaunt to Waitrose (in the rain) to pick up something for dinner; we have a lovely big Waitrose in Lewes, with a large selection of goodies! Waitrose had their “£10 Dinner for Two” offer on which included:

– A starter or dessert 
– A main dish
– A side dish
– A bottle of wine or box of chocolates 

£10 Dinner for Two: a great deal!
Basket of goodies!

I love a bargain! We decided on steak for our main dish, as my iron levels are a bit low at the moment, with some gorgeous looking potatoes with garlic, rosemary and red onion. A good, balanced, healthy dinner for a Sunday evening to help prepare us for the week ahead!
Here is my Google+ album of our expedition on a miserable, rainy English Sunday in March!  

And look at our delicious dinner! Nick is an expert steak cooker… Scrummy!

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  1. 19th March 2013 / 9:37 am

    I’ve only just managed how to juggle Hayden & cooking… Still not mastered it though.
    I used to shop in Waitrose when I worked in Canary Wharf many years go but now its either Tesco’s or Asda as they are close by.

    But saying that we now have Waitrose in stratford

    Ooooo dinner looks YUM!! minus the peas HAHA

    Lotte xo

    • 19th March 2013 / 9:56 am

      It was very tasty! I love Waitrose! xx

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