Time-Saving Tuesdays – Princes Chicken in a White Sauce

How are you all, it’s November already and it’s almost bonfire night… are you going anywhere? We used to have a big family and friends firework night every year but it stopped as people got older and everyone drifted apart, I’m not complaining loud bangs and Brittle Bones don’t go well together really 😆

This is an interesting one, it’s a meal in a tin, which may not sound very appealing to some of you but let’s give it chance.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Princes Chicken in a White Sauce, a meal in a tin

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Princes Chicken in a White Sauce, a meal in a tin

It’s Chicken in a White Sauce, I bought it when my parents were away a while ago and thought it was worth giving it a go. Don’t put your nose up to it, if you are someone who lives alone, on a low budget maybe or time restrained this is a meal in a tin – in my opinion it’s ideal.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Princes Chicken in a White Sauce Nutritional Information and Ingredients

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Princes Chicken in a White Sauce Nutritional Information and Ingredients

The ingredients are straightforward, there’s a few things in there that I haven’t heard of before such as Calcium Carbonate which is beyond my understanding. The calories were quite low 268kcal per tin, and a tin is two servings, the salt and sugar levels weren’t too bad either. It’s important to remember that you’d need to serve something with this tin, you can’t see it in the picture but I served it with mashed potatoes.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Princes Chicken in a White Sauce Cooking Instructions

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Princes Chicken in a White Sauce Cooking Instructions

The cooking of it is straight forward, I warmed it through in a sauce pan, it’s important to stir it regularly and not to let it boil, probably because the sauce will split. You can microwave it and the microwave instructions are clear and easy to follow, and accommodate older microwaves like mine. I enjoyed this, it could be served with lots of things, it does need seasoning, especially pepper but like always that’s a personal choice. The serving suggestion is to top with short crust or puff pastry, brush with an egg wash and cook in a medium oven until golden brown. It also says for a luxurious meal add pan fried mushrooms or ham to the pie filling.7 stars

I’ve awarded this seven stars, it’s convenient, easy to cook and with a bit of seasoning and some accompanying vegetables it makes a great meal.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Princes Chicken in a White Sauce ready to be eaten

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Princes Chicken in a White Sauce ready to be eaten

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Time-Saving Tuesdays – Princes Chicken in a White Sauce

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Princes Chicken in a White Sauce

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Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie

This is another one of Heather’s brilliant bargains… oh wait that sounds like a feature on its own lol. This was Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie, I’ve never really had a Cumberland Pie before, so was looking forward to it, something new is always good.

Time-Saving Tuesdays - Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie in it's packet

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie in it’s packet

The packet describes the pie as being:

beef mince, carrots and onions in a comforting gravy all topped with fluffy mash and crispy cheese breadcrumbs.

So what’s the difference between this and a Shepherd’s Pie you may ask, well there doesn’t appear to be one other than a layer of breadcrumbs. For more information on Cumberland Pie click here.

Time-Saving Tuesdays - Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie ingredients on the packet

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie ingredients on the packet

I know the picture is blurred above but you can find out more about it and the cooking times by visit the NuMe website. I’ve messaged Morrison’s and asked them about the ingredients I’ve talked about in earlier posts. Here’s the reply they gave me to my tweet.

Time-Saving Tuesdays - Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie - Tweet from Morrisons

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie – Tweet from Morrisons

The reply is clear enough and makes perfect sense, I just wish there was a way of passing this information out to the public so we knew what we were eating.

Time-Saving Tuesdays - Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie nutritional information on the packet

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie nutritional information on the packet

The nutritional information is quite good in this with it having 297calories and fairly low levels of salt and sugar. The cooking instructions were clear and easy to follow, though you wont get a picture off me for them because they were partially obstructed by sale barcodes. To find out about the cooking instructions visit the website mentioned above.

Time-Saving Tuesdays - Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie - Ready to be eaten

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons NuMe Cumberland Pie – Ready to be eaten

This was great, really tasty and a pleasure to eat. The gravy was deep and rich, the minced meat was easy to eat, the carrots and onions were easy to eat. The mashed potatoes was fluffy and not heavy and claggy like some other ready meals, the breadcrumbs were crunchy and cheesy and added a different dimension to what was in essence a Shepherd’s Pie. I thoroughly enjoyed this and would certainly buy it again, oh wait I did on the weekend lol with that in mind I’ve given it seven out of ten.7 stars

I’ve got a few good posts coming up, Strictly Suppers #1 will be out on Thursday, then we’ve got a review of the Brecon Food Festival which Greg and I attended on the weekend and then next Tuesday a Tomato Risotto cooked in the microwave.

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