Can there be a more quintessentially middle class dish than a vegan, Italian dish from Waitrose? Perhaps only if it the mushrooms were hand picked from the garden. But that wouldn’t have worked very well for this dish: my garden might just about grow a weed or two; nothing as rich and earthy as the… [Read More]
The ingredients list aren’t hugely promising: “smoked British formed ham with added water”. Formed ham. With added water. Doesn’t exactly make your mouth water, does it? Still, each chunk of ham feels suitably meaty at the chew. The meatballs are better ignored. They taste very much of sage and breadcrumb; it’s hard to imagine there… [Read More]
A little bit of a faff – have to measure out water and milk and waste a saucepan (the washing up! 😫) Ends up being FREAKIN’ HOT, so watch your mouth. Tastes good, if a little al dente in texture.
Unlike a Pot Noodle or a bang-and-zap microwave meal, this thing actually requires cookery. Think butter, water, and careful stirring, and all the washing up that goes with that. If I’m already cooking, I may as well go the extra mile – so I roasted a duck leg. Then I opened the only other tin I… [Read More]
Pretty painful instructions. Add 250 ml of water, 100ml of milk, 10g of butter (optional), put in a large bowl, apply microwavable film (?!), pierce holes in it, microwave for several minutes and figure out when to stir twice during the cooking process. But I’m impressed with the end result. It has a nice smoky… [Read More]
In the interests of a good review, I followed the instructions to a T. Oven hob, measured quantity of milk, heat through for specified time, serve. A faff, and more washing up than I’d like, all for… crunchy pasta. And boy, is there a lot of it! Take a look at the last couple of… [Read More]
Ahhhh, the humble pot noodle. A classic. The epitome of student munch. We know it’s not haute cuisine. We know it’s not particularly healthy. But by golly, it’s a British institution, and it will continue to feed students long after Brexit does or doesn’t happen. As the name suggests, it’s a pot of noodles. The noodles… [Read More]
2 servings. Microwavable. Ring pull lid. Nice and easy. Bit of an odd cheese sauce – slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Still, I ate it all. Can’t have been that bad. And it went down very quickly despite it being two servings!
Remove the lid, disappointment – hardly anything in here! Add hot water, stir, leave for five whole minutes. Pleasantly surprised when I returned – the pasta comes out normal size! Sauce is deliciously thick and creamy for a “just add water” dish. Nice bacon flavour, though no visible bits. I wondered if there maybe wasn’t… [Read More]
A little disappointing on first appearance – not much pasta here. But when you add the water and leave it, it does expand to be something more substantial. That said, hard to know where to fill the water to – the fill line is on the outside. The pasta ends up a little chewy –… [Read More]