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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Rich

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Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons Macaroni Cheese

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons Macaroni Cheese - Front Packaging

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons Macaroni Cheese – Front Packaging

Ok so I look like I’m addicted to Macaroni Cheese, I’ve reviewed three so far. On 11th August 2014 I reviewed Asda Macaroni Cheese, I wasn’t overly impressed with it, in fact my words were that I “felt a bit let down by this as I was quite looking forward to it”. I then reviewed Tesco Everyday Value Macaroni Cheese on 22nd September 2014, I said that there was a topping missing and that it needed “lots more seasoning needed to be added to this to make it tasty”. So let us see if things can get better with this one.

I’m not going to lie my photographs are horrific of this ready meal, Greg would say my photographs are always horrific lol, I can’t take a good photo to save my life.

The picture I took of the nutritional information is very blurred, so I’ve taken a screen shot of it below, this picture also includes the ingredients.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons Macaroni Cheese - Nutritional Information and Ingredients from Morrisons website

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons Macaroni Cheese – Nutritional Information and Ingredients from Morrisons website

The ingredient list didn’t throw up anything that I hadn’t seen in any other lists but I do worry about eating something that is called “Nicotinic Acid” and “Thiamin”… what are these, well I’ve decided to tweet Morisons, and the other Ready Meal manufacturers that I review to see what they say…. let’s wait and see what they say!

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons Macaroni Cheese - Cooking information from Morrisons website

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons Macaroni Cheese – Cooking information from Morrisons website

The screen shot above is taken from the Morrisons website and shows that the cooking instructions are clear and include my cronky old microwave. On the packet the instructions are clear and laid out well, including the oven instructions which is always a bonus.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons Macaroni Cheese - Back Packaging

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons Macaroni Cheese – Back Packaging

The picture above shows the cooking instructions taken from the actual packet…. as opposed to downloaded from the net. It shows how clear the packaging was and how easy the cooking instructions were to follow.

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons Macaroni Cheese - Ready to eat

Time-Saving Tuesdays – Morrisons Macaroni Cheese – Ready to eat

You’ll remember I reviewed Asda’s Rockin Chilli & Chorizo Mac and Cheese on on 22nd July this year. I gave that one a 6 out of 10, it was marked down because it had to go in the oven, however, it had great taste and a warming level of heat from the spices and the Chorizo.6 stars

This one too had nice warmth to it, warmth that was comforting. There was a texture on top which I actually thought was breadcrumbs but it wasn’t. The sauce was cheesey and rich and just what you’d want on a cold winter’s night. The heat came from the mustard which added a good depth of flavour to it, my only real negative was that I thought the texture could have been improved. Like some of the previous Macaroni Cheese I’ve reviewed it was a bit congealed and claggy. However, it was still a very tasty meal.

My next recipe Sausage Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

My next recipe Sausage Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

Come back Thursday for my Sausage Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce. Don’t forget you can visit us on social media, please feel free to like and share the reviews and recipes on this site, get involved on my social media pages to tell me what you think, or give me some ideas for Time-Saving Tuesdays or recipes I can make.

Strictly Suppers 2014 Banner

Strictly Suppers 2014 Banner

Also if you’re a fan of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing you’ll know it’s coming back on soon. To mark that I’ll be re-launching my #StrictlySuppers feature again, so any ideas you have on that will be greatly appreciated. If anyone’s interested my money’s on Ainsley…. who else would it be on lol!

See you Thursday

Rich