Morrisons Holiday Savings

Morrisons Holiday Savings leads directly to Holiday Planning in the Kitchen.

When you’re getting ready for your holiday with all the excitement it’s easy to forget about what’s in the kitchen.

These tips from Morrisons Magazine can help you plan your family meals before you set off.

Remember to use up those items which might only be fit for the compost heap when you get home!

Always make a point of organising your meals for the week, so you can make a list for your weekly shop.

Stock up on non-perishables, but buy fresh produce in smaller amounts more frequently so making excellent use of Morrisons Holiday Savings.


Plan your shop really carefully the week before you go away, so you don’t over buy.

Decide exactly how many meals you will be making and consider cooking extra portions to freeze, ready for when you get home.


Shopping

Speak to the in-store Market Street team for advice on the best-value buys – from cuts of meat to fresh fish. What’s more, you can buy as much or as little as you need, so there’s no waste. All of this leads to more Morrisons Holiday Savings.

Cooking

This is where meal planning is crucial, and portion control plays its part. With careful holiday planning in the kitchen you can avoid cooking more than you need, but if you do, you can be clever with your leftovers.

Storing

If you store food correctly you can make it last longer. Look out for the Best Kept symbol on fresh produce in store. A lot of fresh food can be frozen – handy for ‘buy one get one free’ offers.

Leftovers

Get creative with your leftover food and turn old meals into exciting new ones. Store any leftovers properly, whether chilled or frozen, to keep them at their best.

Make-do meals are often the tastiest! If you do find yourself with leftover eggs, veg and cheese, for example, that need eating whip up a delicious and great value omelette – see our recipe, below. Make good use of Morrisons Holiday Savings.

Bulk buy

This is often good economy, especially if there are buy-one-get-one-free offers (BOGOF) in store. For example, minced beef is nutritious and versatile: refrigerate one pack and freeze the other for when you return from holiday.

Cook up basics such as tomato sauce and freeze batches. It makes a great base for lots of dishes. Also, stock up your store cupboard so you can create speedy meals when you get home.

Take away any food that you really cannot eat before you go. For example, turn yogurt into healthy smoothies for the journey – the kids will love it!

Using up eggs

A nutritious meal that can be rustled up in minutes

Quick Omelette

Preparation: 10 mins
Serves: 6 people
Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

• 1 tbsp sunflower oil
• 1 onion, peeled and sliced
• 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
• 250g potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
• 100g frozen peas
• 6 eggs
• 150ml milk
• salt and freshly ground black pepper

1) Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan approx. 23 cm in diameter. Add the onion and pepper and cook gently for 5 minutes, until softened but not too brown.

2) While the onion is cooking, bring a pan of lightly salted water to the boil and cook the potato slices and peas for 5 minutes, drain and add to the pan with the onion and peppers.

3) Beat together the eggs, milk and seasoning and pour over the veg, cook over a low heat for 6 to 8 minutes, until you see the egg setting around the edge of the pan.

4) Preheat the grill to a medium heat and cook the top of the omelette for a further 5 minutes until it is cooked through and golden brown. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes then, using a wooden spatula, carefully transfer to a clean board or serving plate. Cut into 6 wedges to serve. Can be served warm or cold.

Leftover eggs are also great for:

Pancakes – mix flour, milk and eggs together to make a tasty dessert.

Home-made egg-fried rice – so easy, just add beaten eggs to a frying pan with rice and vegetables.

Toad in the hole – add batter to a roasting tin of sausages, a great mid-week meal.

All part of the Morrisons Holiday Savings plan.

Cheat's Banoffee Pie

This is a tasty and easy way to use up ripe bananas.

Preparation: 20 mins
Serves: 8 people
Chill: 4hrs
Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

• 250g Digestive Biscuits
• 125g Soft Spread
• 396g can Custard
• 50g Demerara sugar
• 195g bag dairy toffees
• 200g low-fat soft cheese
• 2 tbsp milk
• 2 bananas

1) Place the biscuits in a polythene bag and using the flat end of a rolling pin, hammer gently until you have small crumbs (you can do this in a food processor, if you prefer).

2) Melt the spread in a pan and stir in the biscuit crumbs, mix well until evenly coated then press into the base and up the sides of a 20 cm loose bottom round flan tin. Chill for at least 1 hour until firm.

3) In a small non-stick pan gently heat the custard with the sugar and just over half the pack of toffees, until the toffees have melted. Don’t leave the pan unattended and stir frequently. Beat in the soft cheese. Spoon into the prepared flan tin and chill for 3 hours.

4) When ready to serve, gently melt the remaining toffees with the milk in a small pan, stirring constantly until you have a smooth sauce.

5) Peel and slice the bananas and arrange over the top of the flan, drizzle with the melted toffee sauce and serve cut into wedges.

Photo for illustration purposes only.

Another way to use up ripe bananas.

Use them to make great smoothies, just add milk and honey and blend for a few seconds, or simply pour custard over the top of some sliced bananas for a super speedy pud that the kids will love! A teaspoon of colourful jam on top of the custard makes it look even more exciting.

Both you and your children will be thankful for Morrisons Holiday Savings - tasty meals at economical prices.

The above article - Morrisons Holiday Savings - was kindly contributed by Morrisons Magazine


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