Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge

The school week is always busy. Besides the school work, there’s swimming and tennis. And there’s always something else to do everyday. While I cook the children a meal everyday, some days I just don’t feel like it. On those days #ThankGoodness for Dolmio!

I was thrilled to be chosen to take part in the Dolmio challenge with Britmums and to do so I was sent a hamper of goodies to prepare a mid week meal. The hamper was enough to feed us for at least 3 meals and then some so the children were happy that they’d be having a lot of pasta during the week. They didn’t realise that there were also lots of vegetables that I was going to sneak in.

 

I first decided to go with the all-time favourite – Spaghetti Bolognese. The kids love it and so do we – Hubs and I.

It’s super easy to do and takes hardly any time so the children have a home cooked meal in no time. It’s also really tasty and has no nasties in it which makes it even better.

All I needed to do was fry the mince and then add the sauce. I also added some carrots to the bolognese sauce and the children ate it without a murmur. A real win-win for me. They even asked to take it for packed lunch the next day.

I then decided to try something else with the Dolmio sauce and make a kind of Chicken Pepperonata -a kind of grilled chicken served with a sauce made with Dolmio, Peppers and Courgettes.

This is an easy dish to do and it tastes quite delicious. You need –

  • Chicken breasts
  • Dolmio sauce
  • Courgettes
  • Peppers – red, green and yellow
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Flour to coat

Method –

    • Add salt and pepper to the chicken pieces. I also make a mix of garlic granules and some chicken mixed spices. Then coat the chicken in flour.
    • Fry the chicken in some oil till it’s lightly browned.

    • In a separate pan, lightly fry the courgettes (chopped) and the peppers (sliced). Then add in the Dolmio sauce and the cook for 2 minutes.

    • Add in the chicken and simmer for 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Serve with crusty bread.

The kids love this one too and I love it as the vegetables go down well too. You can add mushrooms if you like.

The children love it when I make meals like this and I love the fact that it’s so easy to do. Mid week meals are no fuss with Dolmio. And since each bottle contains 1 of your 5 a day, it’s a no-brainer that I use it quite regularly.

 

 

There are loads of recipes to try out, so why don’t you visit the Dolmio website for some cooking inspiration 

This is an entry to the #Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge with Dolmio

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