As a busy working mum, I am always looking for ways of saving time and cutting the hassle, especially in the kitchen. We love good food, full of flavour, healthy and nutritious, however we don’t have all the time in the world to prepare it.
One of our family favourite meals is roast dinner. As life is to hectic during the week, we look forward to spending as long as we want around the dining table over the weekend.
This weekend we had roast lamb with beautifully seasoned Middle Eastern vegetables and creamy dauphinoise potatoes. It sounds complicated, but it was actually the easiest family meal I’ve ever made and the whole family loved it!
I will tell you my secret… all the ingredients were cooked from frozen, cutting the preparation time and also the amount of washing up. I simply had to take the food from the freezer and put the foil containers in the oven, then sit back with a cup of tea until the timer went off.
Not so long ago, I shared our healthy and tasty family meal recipe: sweet chilli noodles with curly kale and Atlantic salmon. This time, I was also able to create a healthy, quality family meal using Iceland ingredients, which saved me time and effort, cutting all the hassle, but without compromising on taste or quality.
I purchased boneless lamb leg joint with a mint flavoured sauce, which took only an hour and a half to cook and the New Zealand lamb was cooked to perfection. The mint sauce was very flavoursome!
Half way through the cooking time, I added the dauphinoise potatoes, the delicious cooked potato slices in creamy cheese sauce are topped with Gruyere cheese. So tasty!
At the same time, I added the tray of vegetables, butternut squash, sweet potato, fig, red pepper and feta cheese with a Middle Eastern style sauce. It complemented the lamb beautifully!
Easy and convenient roast tonight: lamb leg joint, roasted butternut squash, sweet potato, fig, red pepper and feta, served with dauphinoise potatoes! All cooked from frozen @icelandfoods #PowerOfFrozen #scrumptiouskitchen #buzzfeedfood #f52grams #hufposttaste #delicious #yummy #foodie #foodpic #foodpics #instafood #foodvsco #foodbloguk #foodblogger #foodgawker #foodstagram #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #foodshare #foodgram
I posted a picture of our meal on our social media channels and we had several comments saying that they couldn’t believe it was cooked from frozen. Yes, all ingredients were frozen and doesn’t it look so tasty? I can tell you that it tastes even better than it looks!
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This post has been written in collaboration with Iceland, however the opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own.