Dolmio have sent me lots of goodies to inspire me and hopefully give you some ideas for midweek meals. #ThankGoodness #Dolmio
Dolmio to the rescue.
Now as most of you know, when I’m cooking I tend to make extra so I can freeze it and have a few nights off cooking over the month ( well when I’m at work really) it means I don’t have to think about what Ian’s having for his dinner and also if we have any unexpected mini visitors, I know I’ve got homemade healthy meals ready in a jiffy.
So bring on the challenge!
Spaghetti bolognese is always a favourite along with chili. You can serve these with rice ( I do cheat & use the packets of 2 min micro rice!) Spaghetti or jacket potatoes.
Spag Bol, top right, chili bottom right
For the bolognese base.
1 jar of Dolmio Bolognese sauce,
500g lean mince beef,
4 medium onions, chopped.
300g of mushrooms, chopped.
4 cloves of garlic.
3 carrots, grated.
1 courgette, grated.
1. Fry the onions and mushrooms until softened. Leave on 1 side.
2. Brown the mince and mix with the onions and mushrooms and add the Dolmio sauce, carrots and courgettes and leave on a low heat for 30 mins, stirring occasionally.
It’s at this point I split the mixture. But I also have doubled the whole thing so I have loads to play around with.
Half has kidney beans & some harissa paste added, I do this to taste and cook it till the beans are completely warmed through.
The other half, is used in various ways. Mainly the bolognese but ………………..
This time I also made meatballs, (I took some mixture out before I cooked the mince for these) put them on a bed of Dolmio and topped with mozzarella. Stuffed large pasta shells and tubes with a cheese sauce & mozzarella and lasagne.
Top left:- Meatballs
Top right :- Stuffed Tubes
Bottom left:- Stuffed Shells
Bottom right :- Lasagne
Next came the chicken portions, for Ian’s I laid the chicken on a bed of sliced red peppers and baked them and for me I blitz some Dolmio with cooked onions and loads of coriander, spread it over the chicken and baked.
They were both baked for about 30 mins. Nice, simple and so very easy, yet tasty.
2 types of chicken ready for the oven and loads ready for the freezer.
They were both served with new potatoes and a red onion, coriander and lemon juice salsa.
Coriander chicken & chicken & peppers
As you can see I made quite a few different meals with just the base Dolmio Bolognese sauce and stocked my freezer up with individual meals.
P.S I’ve now given away my secret to adding hidden vegetables from the family! I’ve been doing it for years and nothing has ever been said and all meals are hoovered up so they must be ok!
The only thing stopping you creating quick and easy midweek meals with Dolmio, is your imagination. #ThankGoodness #Dolmio
Dolmio Bolognese Original 500g sauce is 100% natural. In each jar, you’ll find at least 10 juicy diced tomatoes, a dollop of tomato puree, half an onion, a tablespoon of sunflower oil, a couple of cloves of garlic, a handful of herbs including basil, a teaspoon of cornflour, a teaspoon of salt, a pinch of pepper, two teaspoons of added beet sugar for taste, a squeeze of lemon juice, a splash of water and nothing more.
In fact, a jar provides a family of four with one of their 5-a-day each and that’s before you add any further veg to the meal! For more information visit www.dolmio.co.uk/thankgoodness or if you’re looking for mid-week meal inspiration check out the label on Dolmio jars.
“This post is an entry for the #Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge, sponsored by Dolmio.