24/03/2017

#ThankGoodness for Dolmio!

Too busy to cook? Rather the kids eat their cooked meal at school or the family have a takeaway? I think all of the those apply to most of us from time to time! The added problem we have in this household is that, most night's either I'm at work or Hubby is. The monkey's therefore, often eat before we do. It's only once or twice a week we can all sit down to eat together as a family.

Mid week, last week was one of those days. I therefore decided to cook one of our favourite meals! Lasagna. Made my way (and according to hubby, THE BEST way!)

From the ingredients below I used the food that was kindly supplied by Dolmio to cook up a huge lasagna. Making my own cheese sauce (instead of a bechamel sauce) and using two jars of Original Dolmio, containing no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners. Thank Goodness! 
I started by softening onion in a saucepan, adding some garlic and then browning the mince and some chopped pancetta - an extra ingredient to add a bit of flavour. Next I added diced mushrooms.
Then I added two jars of Original Dolmio sauce. 
Here's what is in one Dolmio Bolognese Original 500g Jar! 100% natural. "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!"
I stirred the sauce into the meat, adding some more herbs, worcester sauce, brown fruity sauce, salt and pepper, then left it all to simmer.

Meanwhile I made the cheese sauce! Making a roux with the melted butter and some of the flour, I added milk and the remaining flour to the pan. Slowly bringing the sauce to the boil, whilst stirring and then simmering to thicken, I added lots of grated cheddar.
Once the sauce was ready and the meat had cooked, then cooled, I made the Lasagna up to pop into the oven. Layering the meat, sauce and lasagna sheets, ending up with a top layer of cheese sauce and more grated cheddar! Mmm.....Looking good, even though I say so myself! 
Whilst the lasagna baked in the oven for 45 minutes, I prepared a side salad and cooked up some garlic bread. Here's the finished dish ready to be devoured by the family!
Sitting at the table together we tucked into the delicious healthy mid week dish, grateful for Dolmio and the opportunity to enjoy a family meal together. Dolmio Thank Goodness!
The males even feature in a video clip we did, letting us know their thoughts on the meal! 

Please excuse the recorded Essex accent! I hate my voice....
Thanks to Dolmio (and my Lasagna making skills) we had a delicious meal! With the ingredients we were supplied I could have made another favourite...Spaghetti Bolognese or another meal I love.....Moussaka! The meals you can make using Dolmio sauces are endless.

This post is an entry for the #Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge, sponsored by Dolmio www.dolmio.co.uk/thankgoodness


For more information visit Dolmio or if you’re looking for mid-week meal inspiration check out the label on Dolmio jars.


Bellissimo!







 

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...