Last night I had a very simple dinner. Vietnamese River Cobbler which I’d bought from Tesco (where else?) and had in my freezer.
I defrosted it in the fridge, slapped on some chimichurri sauce that I’d found in my fridge and olives. I served this with mashed potatoes.
If you’ve never had or made Chimichurri sauce before – it’s very easy and can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
I always try to plan weekly dinners in advance to save time deciding what to eat when I get home (often after 7 in the evening). Going to the supermarket I like to have an idea of at least 4 meals for the week. I almost always make a batch of my marinara sauce. I always stick a tub of marscarpone in the trolley, a bag of spinach, frozen prawns are essential as they don’t need to be defrosted. With this I can create some sort of creamy white wine sauce with spinach & prawns and then serve with linguine. Or, using my marinara sauce I can heat through the sauce, prawns & serve with fusili pasta.
On my weekend shop last week I decided I quite fancied bangers & mash. I have certain views about this dish – I don’t think pork sausages can be served with mash and a good onion gravy. It just has to be red meat! I should have thought this one out earlier though, and gone to the butchers as Sainabury’s selection of beef sausages was terrible. They only had one kind. Reluctantly I picked them up and then noticed they had venison sausages – perfect.