I love a Sunday roast, it’s the perfect thing to see off the Sunday blues and always leaves me feeling like it has been a great weekend. However, our Sundays are rarely about relaxing at home, and there is never a typical Sunday.
Last Sunday I was in Kenya with Comic Relief, the weekend before we had a day out in the countryside, the weekend before that we spent catching up with jobs and squeezing in some food shopping for the week ahead. On days like these there just isn’t time to prep a roast.
Luckily The British Frozen Food federation asked me to trial cooking from the freezer so we stocked up on everything we needed for Sunday Roast from the freezer. Here’s how it went.
The giant Yorkshires were a huge hit
And the plates say it all, I cooked too many peas, but the only thing they weren’t keen on was the parsnip and carrot mash.
We really enjoyed our Sunday Roast from the freezer, I think the freezer will have more than peas, waffles and veggie sausages from now. We all found some surprising things in the frozen aisle, we also bought dumplings and frozen root vegetables to make a stew with the leftovers, and some blueberries to make smoothies.
We also picked up frozen chilli cubes – I love the idea of frozen herbs and spices. I also swear by having frozen chopped onions in the freezer for the days when you are feeling utterly lazy or just do not have an onion left, but want to cook from scratch – so many attempts to cook something from scratch have fallen at this all important first hurdle in our house.
Frozen food is great for veg in that you can just take what you need and not waste food or have to worry what happens to what you don’t use up. It can help to save time and money. Research has shown frozen food can save families up to £250 a year.
Quick-freezing locks in freshness and nutritional goodness, usually within hours of harvest. Frozen food often retains nutrition better than products sold as fresh.
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