“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Other Ready Meals „
I sometimes buy meals for one; this is really due to a bit of laziness I think. Sometimes if its just me at home on my own, then I can't really see the point of cooking a big dinner from scratch; Occasionally i'll make a curry or a casserole that may last a couple of days; however, I like to have things in the freezer which are quick and easy to cook.
For a long tome now I have been buying roast dinners for one; on and off I like them. I saw Sainsburys version a couple of months ago and I thought I'd give it a go.
The meal itself looks quite appealing from the picture on the box. It shows a couple of slices of the roast lamb, plenty of small roast potatoes and what I would call petite pois and sliced carrots. The meal is covered in what looks like a delicious tasting gravy.
I have to say I am happy with this meal overall. The carrots come out just right; not hard and inedible; There are plenty of roast potatoes which taste fine and the lamb is tender. Admittedly it's a bit small portion wise but it tastes good. I also like the petit pois in the meal and topping it all up; the gravy tastes as good as it looks with a nice meaty flavour. On the downside; this really is a pretty small meal; not really enough for me. It would have been nicer to have perhaps a little more lamb and perhaps a Yorkshire pudding.
The meal itself costs £2.00 and at the moment there is a special offer on; if you buy 2 you get the second meal half price. I would suggest that £1.50 is about the right price for this. For what it is, in my own view £2.00 per meal is a bit expensive due to its small size. I would suggest that the portion size is enough for a child but too small for an Adult really.
Roast potatoes (34%); Lamb Gravy (34%); Carrots (13%); Peas (10%); Lamb slices (9%)
Roast potatoes contain potatoes (97%); Sunflower oil; Dextrose
Lamb gravy contains Water, Signature tm Lamb stock (Water, Lamb extract, Carrot, Onion, Mushroom, Leek, Garlic, Tomato paste) Lamb, Water, Salt, Sugar, Tapioca Starch
Cornflour, Wheat flour, Sugar. Tomato puree, Yeast Extract, Salt, mint, Malt Extract (from Barley); White pepper
Lamb slices contain Lamb (100%); Water, Salt, Sugar, Tapioca Starch
There are only 334 Kcals in the meal which I think is pretty good for a Roast dinner
Contains Wheat Gluten and Barley Gluten
This meal can be cooked in the oven or microwaved; it takes around 45 minutes if Oven cooked and about 10 minutes if Microwave cooked.
All in all this is a tasty little Roast lamb dinner; deserving of 4 stars from me.