BritMums Live 2014 The Morrisons Food Edition

Whilst at BritMums Live this year I was very happy to wander in to the Morrisons Lounge where their lovely Executive Chef of Product Development, Neil Nugent and his M Kitchen team were making tasty food with simple ingredients and serving platters of food to all those watching.  Well, lets face it you can’t turn away yummy food can you?

Just as I sat down this slate platter was put in front of me (Although I don’t think it was all for me!):

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Personally I found the chocolate tart to be quite rich as there was also a layer of caramel under the chocolate and 1 slice really was sufficient.  The lemon tart on the other hand was an entirely different thing.  It was was heaven!  Quite frankly I could have ate all f the tarts sat right there in front of me (I didn’t!)  I instagrammed a picture of this while I was sat there and The Girl was very quick to reply

Personally I found the chocolate tart to be quite rich as there was also a layer of caramel under the chocolate and 1 slice really was sufficient.  The lemon tart on the other hand was an entirely different thing.  It was was heaven!  Quite frankly I could have ate all f the tarts sat right there in front of me (I didn’t!)  I instagrammed a picture of this while I was sat there and The Girl was very quick to reply asking me to take one home for her.  Lets face it, it would never have made it back to Wales would it.

Just then the lovely man from Morrisons came back and placed this next to me:

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A strawberry dream cake.

Oh and it was dreamy!

I said that my Daughter had asked for a chocolate tart and had told her it would never make it home and then said (very much out of character) that if they had one of the big pink ones in a box I’d find some way of getting that home.  Next thing I know I was being in to the kitchen and he gave me one of the pink cakes.

I was gobsmacked and was obviously asked not to say anything as they didn’t have enough to give around to everyone.  In my bag it went.  Sadly sideways!

Once seated back at the tables the food kept coming:

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20140702-174005-63605369.jpgThere were also some Indian spiced pastry parcels that were delicious but as I have no photo I was obviously too busy enjoying them!

Once on the train home I wrote a couple of tweets:

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So here I a keeping my promise to Morrisons.  The cake was delisious and everyone here loved it.  I did have to put the cake in the fridge as it had been on a very long trian jurney from London to Wales all the time sitting on its side.  Sitting on its side meant it slid on the base.  This by no means the fault of Morrisons as cakes are not designed to be stored sideways for 24 hours and take a 6 1/2 hr train journey.  Any cake would slide.

20140702-171853-62333305.jpgDue to the sliding it didn’t look too hot but we were doing a taste test not a how do you look test!.

20140702-171854-62334136.jpgThe addition of the candied strawberry pieces made a huge difference to the cake and it wasn’t sickly in any way which some supermarket celebration cakes can be.

When I go to my local Morrisons in Aberystwyth and get one of these for a certain little ladies birthday next week it will only do an hours car journey and will be kept flat!

Whilst in the Morrisons lounge I was also given a leaflet about the cookery e-book they are putting togther.  BritMums had already sent an email abot this before the event.  Morrisons are looking for recipes for their new e-cookery book that are made using at least 2 products from there new everyday low price range.

Last week off to Morrisons I went and did my weekly shop and add these three items to my trolley:

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I browned the mince.

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Added the ‘red sauce’, then placed 1/2 the mixture in an oven proof bowl.  Added pasta sheets, breaking them to fit my oval dish:

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Spread 1/3 of the ‘white sauce on:

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Then covered in pasta again:

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Then I repeated – Meat sauce, pasta, white sauce, pasta and then a final layer of white sauce.  Sprinkled grated cheese and a grated hard cheese on top with freshly ground black pepper.  Placed in the fridge and went to work.

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When I got home I placed in the oven at 200 and cooked until golden brown.  Ready in a flash.

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Served with salad leaved and garlic bread outside in the early summer sun.20140702-153601-56161022.jpg

Most of my cooking I do from scratch but sometimes especially on a lazy summer day its nice to come home and make a quick and easy meal for the family.  I froze 3 portions of this lasagne for next week so that’s a super quick meal all ready.

One last thing, Morrisons, any chance of starting to deliver to Tywyn please?  I would be a weekly shopper if you did!

This post is an entry for the #MorrisonsMum Summer Recipe eBook Challenge sponsored by Morrisons, which has recently cut prices on over a thousand every day products. Find out more here price checker tool

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