Birds eye recently sent me some vouchers to test out their festive food saviours. At this time of year there is a lot of rushing around, and for me there have been times where we have had to grab a quick meal and dash out, or we have returned later than usual and needed something quickly before bed. At other times, people might drop by and and it’s always handy to have something in the freezer so that you can rustle up a quick meal or serve a bit of finger food.
LittleLion wanted the smileys, so I got the hashtags.
I do not normally buy ready meals of convenience food, the nearest I get to a ready meal is fishfingers, and sometimes some breaded fish. For me it is dead convenient to hydrate some noodles and stick them in the frying pan with a load of veg and a tin of tuna, or even stick a couple of jackets in the microwave. Rice only takes about fifteen minutes and what could be easier than that?
Actually, Birds Eye Steamfresh rice can be easier than that! I was worried that ready-meal rice would be awful but it was actually delicious, and contains two veg. The fish that I bought similarly surprised me – I was expecting salty and soggy and what I got was beautiful tender fish with a really tasty and perfectly crispy batter.
The haul cost £6.25, and it’s given us three full meals and some veg left over. Not bad at all. I am really pleasantly surprised at the quality and ease of preparation.
Here’s what Birds Eye have to say: