Cheaters never prosper

Food

Last night we made it home from London and knowing I would be zonked I decided to do a very rare thing for my household….. I ordered ready made food! 😱

This tapas selection came from Tesco and despite it offering a tasty and varied sounding selection, it was wholly disappointing. Everything tasted pretty much the same and has this underlying synthetic taste.

The best part was the ciabatta which I personally toasted and drizzled with truffle oil and fig balsamic.

Lesson learnt, cheaters never prosper.


*Dont be fooled by its alluring look! 

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Friday Treat loaded with dissapointment

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Brilliant news guys, its Friday!

And because its Friday I thought I would treat my self to a little delight. I hopped along to Patisserie Valerie and delved right in. Yes they do a splendid looking selection of cakes but I am a real dairy fiend and so Ice cream was my weapon of choice.

I honestly can not tell you how disappointed I was. (It looks nice….It was not!)

 The ice cream, both flavors (Pistachio and Rum Raisin) had this weird and unpleasant texture. I can only describe if as being filled with chewy (really chewy) and slightly fluffy bits, it was as though the ice cream may have developed a kind of crust and had then been mixed into itself. It certainly was not an ice cream with added bits, such as choc chip, it was very much like ice cream gone wrong and in my 30 years of ice cream eating, iv’e never experienced this.

What was far more annoying however is when we questioned the waitress about it she was clueless. When I said is it supposed to be like this? She answered “I don’t know, I don’t eat Ice Cream”….What?!?!?!?! Surely she has at some point eaten ice cream, or at least knows the basics of how ice cream should be! What a muppet. Terrible customer service, no offer of apology or even even the courtesy of checking on the issue. I will not be going back Patisserie Valerie (Chester).

Marks and spencer disappointment 

chicken, Indian

One day I will learn. 

On occasions, rare occasions (I’m talking maybe 6 times a year) I will purchase a ready meal.

Yesterday was one of these occasions. Due to a busy weekend away I didn’t go food shopping and so instead, I nipped to Marks’s and purchased an Indian banquet.

So, so disappointed. It was bland and incredibly dry. I must make this my last ever ready meal purchase!

  

Movie night: slight fail

Food, Foodie, Pork

Movie night came round again and last night we watched “what strangers do in the night” (great film) and had very stereotypical “movie” food.

I went with hotdogs, Chilli dogs to be exact. They are cheap, easy and fitting.

However the last couple of times I have had them I wasn’t keen and sadly last night affirmed these feelings of displeadment. Yuk! Not keen at all, hotdigs shall not be making an appearance in my kitchen for a while!

  
And erm yes, lambrini played its part! It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure! 😉

I wouldn’t recommend it!! 😕

Cook book, Food, Foodie, Kitchen, Pasta, Pasta: 100 every day recipes, Vegetarian

Last night I made this pasta dish.

To be honest I wasn’t really looking forward to it and I had hoped that we would go to the cinema and therefore avoid it. However we had to much to do (packing for our weekend trip) and so stayed home.

(Incase your wondering why I would make a dish I don’t really want to? I have a “thing” we’re I need to try EVERY recipe from my books…don’t ask 😏)

So I made it, and it was bland and boring and everything I expected.

I couldn’t bring myself to serve it to Gav and so I added some passata, cream cheese and Parmesan and it was transformed!

Still not amazing but at least it had flavor. (And I cracked open a bottle of wine so it wasn’t all bad!!)

Needless to say, I don’t recommend this one but below is the recipe should you wish to be strange! 😯

* recipe book – <strong>Pasta: 100 every day recipes

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