Monday, 12 September 2011
Shhh . . . I'm on holidays and not really supposed to be blogging, but I just couldn't resist showing you what we had for our dinner last night. This is Lamb Rump with a sweet Honey Roast Parsnip, Rosemary & Breadcrumb crust.
A part of the Cook Menu ready meals put out by Marks & Spencers. I picked up a few of them for us to eat while we are away. It gets a little bit expensive eating out everynight, but the cooking equipment in the cottage is a bit inadequate for anything other than heating things up . . . so I told Todd, if am going to have to eat ready meals . . . it has to be M&S ready meals . . at least there will be some meat in their gravy, unlike some I could mention but won't!
Our first night here we had their beef burgers in a cheese crust along with some of their chips and they weren't bad! I've always liked the M&S burgers. Pretty lean and moist, and the cheese on top was quite tasty.
This was our Sunday lunch and I have to say it was also very tasty. The meat was a little bit tough and not as tender as I would have liked, and the crust didn't get crispy like I would have liked either, but that crust was oh so very delicious. It had a delicious proportion of parsnips to bread crumbs and was nice and moist and very flavourful. I loved that the rosemary in it was not overpowering in the least. I am going to try to replicate that stuffing topping when I get home, because we both really liked it a lot!
I served it with some M&S mash and an assortment of their vegetables . . . some chantenay carrots and baby cabbages. Delicious.
I would give this meal a hearty 8 out of 10 for deliciousness, and ease of preparation. (I took off two points because the meat was a bit tough.)
8 out of 10 ain't bad! Beats the pants off of Mickie Dee every time!
Labels: Holiday ready meals