|The menu: I have already scratched out a few dishes that, while placing the order, I decided not to include|
On Saturday afternoon I placed an Ocado order, it arrived on Sunday afternoon and today I cooked the first dish: Roast meatballs with tomatoes from the September 2011 issue of Delicious Magazine.
|Roast meatballs with tomatoes|
The rest of the recipes include:
– Maple-glazed chicken (Delicious, August 2011) a firm family favourite already, so easy and tasty and with enough leftovers to make another dish the following day.
– Thai fried chicken rice (Delicious, August 2011) with the leftover chicken, really quick and fabulously tasting dish. *10th Sept. 2011 update* This recipes calls for mint and pistachios but I have never added them and it is extremely tasty without them.
– Mini meatloaves (Nigella Lawson) these will be frozen individually. I have done them before, they defrost quickly to spice up lunch in front of the computer on a week day.
– Summery chorizo stew (Delicious August 2011), I have been dying to try this one and finally got my hands on the Merchant Gourmet grains thanks to Ocado. *Prepared this for the first time on 12/09/2011, it was yummy, I shall be cooking it again soon, even if the recipe name says “summery”, it’s perfect for Autumn/Winter. Very easy to prepare.*
– Sesame-crusted halloumi with Mediterranean veg (Delicious August 2011), perfect for a nice weekend lunch, really easy. *Update 10th September 2011* We don’t tend to add olives to this recipe in the Tapas household (I’m a huge fan of olives but I think this recipe works even without them)
– Chilli coriander prawn tagliatelle (Delicious August 2011) super easy and super quick, I now tend to have the prawns in the freezer and a bag of fresh tagliatelle in the fridge (they tend to have a long best before) ready for this. *Update 14/09/2011 – I just realised I have never ever used one of the ingredients of this recipe, the 150g pack Marks & Spencer Edamame Soya Bean Salad (edamame beans, broad beans, fine green beans, sugarsnap peas and rocket) and it tastes lovely without them.*
– Sticky ginger and chilli chicken (Delicious August 2011), I have already cooked this dish a couple of times and always on a Friday night, it’s a good substitute for the Chinese takeaway, it’s a bit more laborious than the other dishes but still very easy, tasty and well worth the effort. Unfortunately I can’t find it on their website.
– Pesto pasta, as easy as adding the contents of a jar of ready-made pesto to cooked pasta. What can I say, sometimes I’m just too tired for anything else, Mr Tapas spices it up with roasted pinenuts.
– Chicken saltimbocca with green beans and shallots, another perfect weekend lunch or mid-week dinner, LittleT loved this one.
– Pork, lemon and herb meatballs with orzo salad (Olive August 2011), I have cooked this before, it was lovely and easy for a mid-week dinner and the yoghurt dip was particularly successful.