We don’t tend to eat a lot of ready meals. We both like cooking so one of us cooks something pretty much from scratch most nights. However, once in a while we just can’t be bothered, or have been out or day and just want something really quick and easy for tea. Those are the nights when the chippy or the local Chinese takeaway becomes really tempting, which of course is expensive and not exactly a healthy choice.
Morrisons got in touch just before we moved house and asked us if we wanted to try out their new and improved range of ready meals. Of course, with a big house move and not having a cooker for a few days, this was the perfect time to try them out. There was a huge selection to choose from, and I asked them to choose a few for me – no way could I make that decision!!
Which Morrisons Ready Meals did we try?
Chicken Rogan Josh & Pilau Rice, 450g, £2
I didn’t get a look in with this one as Graham managed to snaffle it. He said it was really delicious – big chunks of tender meat, plenty of sauce and just the right amount of heat and spice.
Indian Chicken Tikka Masala & Pilau Rice, 450g, £2
I really fancied a curry one night and so had this – it was lovely! Like the other curry, it had plenty of big chunks of chicken in and the right amount of sauce. I’m always a bit wary of rice in ready meals because it has a tendency to go a bit crispy but this stayed nice and fluffy. At £2, it’s much cheaper than a takeaway so great for keeping in the freezer.
The Best Slow Cooked Brisket With Beef Dripping Roast Potatoes, 400g ,£3.50
This is a little more expensive than I would generally pay for a ready meal, but my gosh, it was DELICIOUS!! The beef was beautiful and just melted in my mouth, the wine and mushroom sauce was rich and full of flavour and the potatoes were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. It’s something we will probably get when we want a bit of a special night in.
Minced Lamb Hotpot, 400g, £2
This one was nice enough, but compared to the other meals was a little bland. I think that’s down to personal taste more than anything though – I don’t tend to eat many meals like this because I like things with a bit of a kick to them. Nothing that a bit of brown sauce couldn’t help though, and I think, had I given the kids chance to eat it, they would have loved it!
Piri Piri Spatchcock Chicken, 930g, £4.50 (Offer price £4)
We were really big fans of this, and I think this will be something we buy regularly. We cooked the chicken and shredded it into a tub to take with us on a picnic. It was lovely and plump, and the piri piri sauce was the perfect level heat wise. We didn’t think the kids would eat it but they ended up sneaking big chunks out of the tub!
We really enjoyed trying out the meals and now that we have a Morrisons local to us, I think we will be popping in once in a while to pick up a few of them rather than order a takeaway!
*We were sent these products for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.