Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Sainsbury's Back To Basic's Blogger Challenge!

Being part of Marettiers4dc Blogger Network, I often get to try out wonderful things, this being no different.

I was sent a £10 Sainsbury's voucher for the Basic Blogger Challenge, for my chance to win £250 worth of Sainsbury's vouchers and the amazing chance to be in the Well For Less magazine! Needless to say, I could not let that chance pass me buy, being a huge shopper in Sainsbury's and having saved up nearly £90 worth of nectar points in just over a year, is pretty impressive!

So I didn't want to cheat, so headed out to my Local store (This one is about 5mins walk away, yet small with not much to offer) , unlike the main store i attend with my mum, who drives us there.
I was a little un sure what too even buy, and yes i felt a little over scared, because I had seen others entries to this such as EtSpeaksFromHome and her Slow Cooked Fish, Dragons and Fairy Dust's 5 super meals, RedPeffer's Family Favourites For Fussy Eaters and last but no least, Totz2teens Yummy Tripple Chocolate Brownies. Who as you can see are tuff competition! Plus I am not a very good cook. However I was determind to enter!

As I was looking down the Isle as I walked in to the shop, it got me thinking, why not do something simple, something that anyone can make quickly, and most probably has in the cupboard. Also something that add's the fruit and vegetables that everyone is after. This recipe is something that can adapted, and many things could be added, like meet, onions, carrots and pea's. This really is something for all the family, and for all ages. This meal could also be adapted for people with allergies by simply using Free From products.

Milk - £0.89
Fresh french stick - £0.50
Wyke mature cheese - £2
Broccoil - £2
Mini Potatoes - £1
Fresh Pasta - £1.79 
Fruit Cocktail - £1.10
Jelly - £0.49
Wholegrain Mustard - £0.89
* I went over by 66p but remember most of these products you will all ready have!

Tasty Cheesy Pasta with Potato and Broccoli.

In all honesty I did not use a recipie or measured how much to put in - so I will instruct you on how i made it. 

  • Boil 2 saucepans of hot water. 
  • Chop up broccoli and potato's - you may add any other veg or even chicken or fish into this mix. 
  • Place broccoli and patato's aswell as other veg into the same saucepan. 
  • Open fresh pasta, Add 5 large handful's of this into the other saucepan. 
  • while this is boiling away, open your cheese, and grate this. ( I used a full 500g of cheese for this, however it will be dependant on how strong you want the taste, add as much or as little as is needed.)
  • Pre - heat the oven at 180 if fan oven. - this is for later.
  • Using another saucepan, add a bit of butter and melt on a medium heat.
  • Once all the butter is melted, add cornflour and milk into a separate cup , mix together well. 
  • Pour in a small amount of milk into the butter and mix. 
  • Then add a small amount of the cold cornflour and milk into the hot butter and milk saucepan, keep mixing.
  • Then add more milk, Mix, keep mixing while adding some more cornflour, keep doing this until you feel you have enough sauce to cover your pasta. 
  • Once the sauce is thick enough add half the cheese to the mix, and mix well until it has melted.
  • Take 2 table spoons of the wholegrain mustard and mix in the cheese sauce. 
  • Taste the sauce, add salt and pepper if this is what you would normally. Add more cheese if you need more flavour. 
  • Drain off the Pasta, and veg.
  • Pour pasta and veg into a over proof dish. 
  • pour over the sauce and mix in.
  • sprinkle cheese over the top and put in the oven for about 10mins, until the cheese melts.
  • Once done, take out and serve, with bread, or other veg. 

Jelly And Fruit Cocktail
 Again there are so many things you can do with Jelly, like the kids all time favorite Jelly and Ice Cream, or Jelly and Yogurt, Fresh Fruit, Chocolate! 

I always think food is always more fun for kids, when you use molds so i happened to have these in my cupboard from last year, and sadly it didn't seem to work, yet my son still loved it! 

* I was sent a £10 sainsbury's card to help me make the items, above for the Basic's Blogger Challenge.

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