It’s lovely to have a quiet weekend. We stayed local which meant we were able to enjoy some home comforts and lots of family time. You may not think we’re having the weather for ice-cream but we’re a family who enjoys it all year round.
This weekend was all about Kelly’s Clotted Cream ice cream (Kelly’s Clotted Cream and Golden Syrup ice cream is our favourite), perfect for a treat whilst watching a film, but equally delicious for dessert!
Just in case you’re short of ideas, how about the following:
1) Hot sauces for ice cream: The simplest hot sauce to make is a melted chocolate sauce. Melt dark chocolate and combine with cream to a make classic chocolate sauce. Allow to cool and pour on the ice cream of your choice – Kelly’s Clotted Cream and Raspberry ice cream with hot dark chocolate sauce is particularly delectable. For a sweeter sauce, melt chocolate bars such as Mars Bars or Fudge Bars instead of dark chocolate. Pour over Kelly’s Clotted Cream ice cream.
2) Hot chocolate with a scoop of Kelly’s Clotted Cream ice cream on top. Or, for grown-ups, a scoop of ice cream covered in a shot of espresso, to recreate the classic Italian dessert Affogato.
3) Check out the Kelly’s of Cornwall website for some delicious recipes for hot desserts that go beautifully with ice cream (including toffee apples, rhubarb crumble, treacle tart & apple tart).
4) Classic baked Alaska: Defying all logic, this 70s favourite is due for a revival. A sponge cake covered in ice cream, which in turn is covered in meringue. And served with a hot sauce. Try vanilla sponge cake covered in Kelly’s Clotted Cream and Golden Syrup ice cream, or a chocolate sponge covered in Kelly’s Clotted Cream and Raspberry ice cream.
In 2011 Morrisons launched its M Kitchen range, a range of convenience meals that is named after the real life kitchen that sits at the heart of Morrisons HQ in Bradford. Here, a team of expert chefs, under the guidance of Morrisons executive chef of product development, Neil Nugent, work hard to bring you those tasty meals and sauces that are popped into the trolley.
The M Kitchen team is continuously coming up with new ideas for tasty, quality dishes to satisfy all those customers which come through Morrisons’ doors each week. Now, almost exactly two years on, there are over 450 lines in the M Kitchen range, with a number of new and improved products being unveiled this month. Including four new cuisines:
Tastes of Home – British classics
Takeaway – Chinese and Indian
Today we came back from a lovely weekend away. I took the toddler to his nursery session (Day 3!) and then came home to start on the washing and unpacking, with my little helper in tow. As the saying goes the cupboards were pretty bare apart from a selection of British classics from the Tastes of Home range which we were sent to try.
After such a busy day I was happy to heat something up for dinner rather than spend too much time in the kitchen. I enjoyed a yummy Fisherman’s Pie whilst my husband had Minced beef and potatoes. It was so lovely not to have to cook and these were great meals. They smelled as good as they looked, the portions were generous and best of all, there was no washing up!
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At 22 months Little Sis is a very fussy eater. Despite phasing out her lunchtime bottle her appetite is still pretty hit and miss and there is no pattern to the amount she eats. She does seem to prefer ready meals to my own cooking (!) so I was happy to try the new meals from Ella’s Kitchen.
The range is called my little BIG meals, are 100% organic and designed for 12 months+. There are 6 varieties and each includes at least 5 different types of fruit and veg. Each meal contains 200g of food which means they are perfect for big and small appetites.
We were sent a couple to try and after a busy day out and about Little Sis tucked into the chunky pasta Bolognese Bake. She normally adores pasta so I had high hopes for this meal and wasn’t disappointed! She finished the whole bowl which was a pretty huge portion for her. I was happy, she was happy. I will be stocking up on these meals!
The range includes yummy favourites like Pork Stew and Chicken Curry as well as more exotic dishes such as Veggie Moussaka and Chicken Paella-ella-ella. They have a RRP of £2.19 and can be found in the baby aisle in major retailers.