Monday, 3 April 2017

#ThankGoodness for Dolmio!*

If you've read my blog for a while, you'll know that my husband is a chef. Most people think that I must eat like a king due to learning a few tricks of the trade - or that I cook him hearty meals for when he finishes work, but this couldn't be further from the truth! I'm a really shoddy cook! When Joe has his days off work, he'll quite happily rustle us up something incredible, but when it's just me in the kitchen, I often go for the easy, predictable tried-and-tested recipes in my somewhat small repertoire. When I was offered the chance to work together with Dolmio to create a delicious and hearty meal for the family, I couldn't wait to get stuck in! 
Everyone has heard of Dolmio, and more often than not has turned to use their jars for a mid-week meal. I decided to make a simple spaghetti bolognese to try out on my willing family members. The jar itself has everything you need to create a great tasting dish and with no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners! You won't find any nasties in there, just tomatoes, half an onion, a bit of garlic, a bit of basil and all the other usual suspects for a great tasting bolognese. I followed a simple recipe, by frying off an onion and some garlic - they're already included in the sauce but I love a good hit of garlic so added extra! - and then cooked the mince in the sauce, along with some carrot and a big green pepper. Following the instructions on the jar is so easy, I reckon Dylan could have done it - supervised, of course ;) Once the pasta was cooked, we spooned on the sauce and added a good grating of cheese - just like mama would make, as the Dolmio family might say!

This is exactly what I want when it comes to feeding the family, so I knew we would be in safe hands with Dolmio.  Dylan loved the bolognese, and was slurping up his spaghetti with joy - along with covering his face in that delicious sauce! Kids, ey? 
Each jar of Dolmio also offers some meal inspiration - we decided to try out the sauce as a pizza base and it really made a great alternative to what we usually use! You can see more information and meal ideas on the Dolmio website. I'm looking forward to trying a Moussaka recipe from their site! 
Have you said #ThankGoodness for a 'Dolmio day' recently? What do you think of their sauces?
Disclaimer: This post is an entry for the #Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge, sponsored by Dolmio. www.dolmio.co.uk/thankgoodness.

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