It’s not often I take my laptop into the kitchen but I had a good excuse as I wanted to try some new recipes. Autumn makes me want to cook more traditional meals and we all enjoy a traditional Sunday Roast Dinner.
We were invited to take up the ’Tesco 60-Minute Roast Challenge’ – creating a delicious traditional Sunday roast in under an hour. I love cooking and often cook a roast but it’s something I like to take my time with. I admit I was a little nervous about preparing and cooking everything in an hour but I tried my best!
I spent a happy hour looking online at Tesco’s dedicated roasts web page and decided to try something a little different – one of the easy roast recipes, baked chicken thighs with butternut squash and goat’s cheese, as well as a roast side dish, sweet and sour red cabbage with apple. This sounded like a winning combination.
Tesco 60-Minute Roast Challenge
We’ve been so busy lately I decided to cook a mid-week roast so yesterday I sourced all the supplies I needed from my local Tesco’s. After I had collected the children from school I set to work: peeling, zesting and crushing until everything was ready.
I love a one-pan meal and the baked chicken thighs with butternut squash and goat’s cheese came together really easily. I was able to place the chicken thighs and butternut squash in a roasting dish and leave them to cook for 45 minutes. Just before serving I added the goat’s cheese, which melted on the hot food and tasted amazing.
I added a side dish of sweet and sour red cabbage with apple. I love red cabbage but admit that I don’t cook it very often and perhaps I need a little more practice. After preparing the vegetables I placed them in another roasting dish, and cooked them according to the recipe. I’m not sure what happened but unfortunately the cabbage was a little crunchy which meant my darling children refused to eat it.
I enjoyed cooking a mid-week roast and trying some new recipes. I surprised myself that I was able to cook a roast in 60 minutes and have bookmarked lots of other delicious sounding recipes to try over the coming weeks.
Tesco is helping the great British public to make the most of family time at home with recipes and tips for creating the perfect Sunday roast. For more tasty Sunday roast recipes and top tips visit realfood.tesco.com
Disclosure – I received a £30 gift voucher for ingredients, a Pyrex roasting dish, a selection of kitchen utensils and an all important 60 minute timer.