Finally, some help in the kitchen!

Aunt Bessie'sI’m no Super Ninja Mum, I do like to cook from fresh but on occasion I need a bit of a break and am always up for a bit of a cheat sometimes.   I want to let you in on a secret; I’ve got someone helping me in the kitchen and she’s come to my rescue on a few occasions recently.

I don’t know how many times I have tried to make Roast Potatoes, I’ve tried goose fat, par boiling, knocking them about in the colander etc and they never turn out brilliantly.  Recently, I’ve discovered Aunt Bessie’s Frozen Roast Potatoes.  Some of you may be grimacing but honestly they are quite good and I can’t be bothered with all the effort of pealing and working out the timings and temperatures.

This weekend after a couple of wines in the pub I thought it was a good idea to invite friends over for an impromptu roast as I’d left one in the oven.   Luckily, my freezer was stocked full of Aunt Bessie’s stuff:  Homestyle Gravy, which is much nicer than the granule stuff, Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and Apple Pie.  No one complained and I almost looked domesticated!  :-)

And another discovery I’ve made, Aunt Bessie’s Casseroles are suitable for slow cooking with instructions on the pack.  All you have to do is put 300ml of water in and your set to go!  As I said, I like to cook from fresh normally but they are great for a mid week meal and were surprisingly nice.  Another bonus is that they have less than 5 Weight Watcher Proplus points so I can have dumplings as well!

I’ve been having a chat with the people at Aunt Bessie’s and they’ve kindly offered 3 prizes so you can try them for yourself.  £10 may not seem like a lot but you could probably buy all the accompaniments for a roast with them.   Simply enter by using the Rafflecopter form below.  Competition Closes on the 27th of October at midnight (EST).

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Author: mediocremum

A slightly older mum of one, who drinks far too much red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with her slow cooker. During the day she's an ICT Trainer, Social Media/Online Marketing consultant and does a bit of public speaking. Full Profile on Google+

169 thoughts on “Finally, some help in the kitchen!”

  1. My favourite Sunday roast is Roast Duck! Serve with some Roast Potatoes and some Red Cabbage. Fantastic!

  2. I love Roast Beef! It has to be with yorkshire puddings, cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes, carrots, gravy and horseradish sauce! Delicious!

  3. Roast Turkey, plenty of stuffing, roast potatoes, chipolata, bacon and as assortment of vegetables. And a good snooze afterwards!

  4. NOOOOOOO!!!! Seriously roast potatoes, gravy and yorkshires are really easy to make and, here’s a little secret, you can even freeze your own yorkies!!!

  5. roast beef with roast potatoes, mashed potato, carrots, peas, cabbage, brussell sprouts, sweet potato, yorkshire puddings and gravy

  6. Roast Beef and Gammon, stuffing, potatoes roast and mash, cauliflower cheese, sausages, bacon, veg and yorkshires. All with Gravy and an Apple pie and cream for dessert.

  7. My Favourite Sunday roast is a “Lazy Sunday Roast”, Roast Chicken with plenty of stuffing balls, yorkshire puds, roasties, a big pile of mash and some seasonal veg including my favourite honey glazed parsnips, with the help of Aunt Bessie of course!

  8. love roast beef, with roast potatoes, veggies…not so keen on the yorshire puddings, so leave them for hubby :-)

  9. Roast Beef, Roast potatoes, Roast Parsnips, Gravy Yorkies,Carrots & Turnips, and Cauliflower Cheese. Yum

  10. Love a stuffed chicken breast, Roasties, Cauli cheese, Aunt Bessies yorkshires (if I forget them, the kids moan!!) carrots… yummy!

  11. I love roast beef served with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, cabbage, Yorkshire pudding and English mustard.

  12. I’m vegetarian so don’t eat roast dinners. However, before I became veggie many years ago, I used to like roast chicken with Paxo, gravy, spuds & veggies.

  13. I love a chicken roast dinner, with garlic mash, cumin veg, and onion gravy, pure heaven on a plate

  14. Roast beef, with mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, carrots, brocolli, and yorkshire puds. Oh, and gravy!

  15. My favourite roast has to be a pork joint, complete with crackling! served with roast potatoes, peas, carrot batons and thick gravy!

  16. It has to be chicken with lots of crispy skin, roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower cheese and gravy :)

  17. I couldn’t pick honestly, love Beef, Pork, Turkey, Lamb, but obviously some we have more often than others (Lamb twice a year, Pork about 40 lol). I always have the trimmings, cranberry, apple, stuffings, nobody else does, miserable lot I’ve got!
    And Yorkshire pudding with ANY meat ;-)

  18. Fav roast is Lamb, with mash and roast potatoes, cabbage, spinach and Parsley and Tynne stuffing, with thick meaty gravy

  19. My favourite roast is roast chicken with all the trimmings – stuffing, mini sausages wrapped in bacon and, unconventionally, a yorkshire pud!

  20. Roast Pork with lovely crackling – roastie potatoes – brussel sprouts – parsnips and lots of gravy – feeling hungry now

  21. chicken roast dinner. using a whole chicken not just legs/breasts etc with roast potatoes, mash, peas, carrots, cauliflower, yorkshire puddings and gravy

  22. Roast leg of lamb,Roast potatoes,yorkshire pudding,swede,carrots,broccoli,mint sauce and gravy :)

  23. Roast pork with stuffing, crackling, roast potatoes, veg and gravy. Probably not the healthiest!

  24. A lovely roast chicken with sage and onion stuffing, Aunt bessie’s roasties,carrots, broccoli, chicken gravy and aunt bessie’s yorkshire puddings. delicious.

  25. Roast Lamb, roast potatoes, peas, mint sauce, followed by apple pie and custard. Is it making your mouth water, oops forgot the yorkshire puds & thick gravy

  26. i love roast chicken ! with roasties, yorkies , carrots , brocoli , sausage & onion stuiffing and lashings of nice thick gravy mmmmmmmmmmmmm

  27. Roast pork with crackling, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, curly kale, cabbage and lots of gravy….yum yum!

  28. Beef (though we don’t have it that often – it’s so pricey these days) complete with Aunt Bessie’s roasties, carrot, parsnip, cauli, broccoli, yorkie puds (essential!) and lashings of gravy. Hungry now! Is it not Sunday yet???

  29. Chicken or pork with roast spuds ( aunt Bessie’s) carrots, broccoli , gravy and yorkshire puddings ( also aunt Bessie’s)

  30. Roast lamb with mint sauce, roast potatoes, yorkshires, brocolli, carrots, peas and lots of gravy :)

  31. Roast Chicken, roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings, mashed potatoe, mint sauce, gravy , peas n carrots

  32. Black peppered roast beef, Duchesse potatoes, roast potatoes, carrots, cabbage or pak choi if in season , brussels (for them – not me), Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshires – I have a City and Guilds in catering but canNOT beat Aunt Bessie’s! and a delicious mustard coating gravy!

  33. Has to be roast beef a selection of veg and two large serving bowls one full of Aunt Bessie’s roast potato’s the other with our favourite Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire puds. It’s what makes Sundays special!

  34. My favourite Sunday roast is Chicken. I have it with roast potatoes, stuffing, yorkshire puddings, loads of veg and a good slosh of gravy.

  35. lamb… mash pots. roast pots, carrotts, brocoli, cauliflower, brussels, peas, stuffing, yorkshires, gravy, white sauce

  36. Roast beef and yorkshire pudding. I can heartily recommend Aunt Bessie’s mashed carrot and swede. You get it in the freezer section and is great if you need another vegetable on your plate and are in a hurry.

  37. Roast beef, yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, purple sprouting broccoli and a tiny bit of gravy, oh and a nice hot horseradish sauce.

  38. roast lamb and rose wine, and plenty of the wine!! it doesnt matter then how burnt the dinner is!!!

  39. Roast beef, roast potatoes, roast parsnip, yorkshire puds, carrots, brocolli, sprouts, and lashings of thick gravy…yummy x

  40. Leg of Lamb with Homemade Roast Potatoes, Homemade Yorkshire Pudding, Bigga Peas (soaked overnight with added sugar), Mashed Potato, Suffing, Mini Sausages in bacon OXO Gravy, made with flour, oil, water and OXO’s and mint sauce on the side :)

    **Starving now** :)

  41. Roast chicken is what we have for Christmas dinner… it’s the best! And I love all the trimmings – roast potatoes, peas, stuffing, gravy… and definitely parsnips – they’re my favourite bit!

  42. A big free range chicken with every side. Stuffing, sausage, gravy, yorkshires, creamed potato, seasonal veg and a biigg dessert.

  43. I’m a real fusspot, so need it simple either beef or chicken with loads of roast poatoes, yorkshire puddings and carrots :)

  44. Roast Beef, mashed potato, roasted carrots,parsnip and swede, yorkshire pudding gravy and a big dollop of onion sauce on the roast beef.

  45. it has to be beef, with roast potatoes, at least three veg, BIG yorkshire pudding filled with thick gravey that has been made with the meat juices YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY

  46. Slow cooked roast lamb, mint sauce, root vegetable mash consisting of parsnips, carrots, turnip and swede, roast potatoes, peas and gravy. Delicious :)

  47. Yorkshire puds, roast parsnips (the best bit!), carrots, peas and roast potatoes!! Very traditional for me! Oh and lashings of gravy!

  48. Roast pork .apple sauce .Yorkshire puddings ,Sausage, Roast Potatoes ,Roast parsnips, Carrots, Cabbage, Peas and gravy.

  49. Roast Pork, crackling, roast potatoes and parsnips. with a side of red cabbage with chestnuts mmm!

  50. I love slow cooked lamb, roast potatoes, parnsips and carrots with peas, yorkies, maybe some cauliflower cheese!! :D Lots of gravy is a must.

  51. Roast beef – perfectly cooked, served with horseradish & homemade gravy.
    Cauliflower cheese, honeyglazed carrots & parsnips & of course, roast potatoes.
    Now i’m hungry :(

  52. Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cabbage, Yorkshire Puddings, Stuffing, Mashed Potato and Roast Potatoes.

  53. Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, honey-glazed parsnips, stuffing, sausage, broccoli, carrots, peas…and a big dollop of horseradish :-)

  54. Lamb with roasts, mash, turnip and carrot, roast parsnips, stuffing, yorkshires and lots of gravy, like having sweet pots sometimes too :-)

  55. Roast Pork with loads of crackling, roasties, mash, Carrots, broccoli, sprouts, Yorkie pud and lots of gravy. I like to put apple sauce in my mash too :-)

  56. I actually LOVE a gammon roast for sunday lunch with yummy yorkshires, gravy, roast tats and veggies

  57. I’m veggie so my favourite roast is a roast potato :-) Plus lots of other lovely veggies too & home made gluten free yorkshire puds & gluten free gravy

  58. Roast Pork with Apple Sauce, Gravy, Roast Potatoes, Peas and Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire Puddings ^_^

  59. i love roast pork with crackling and stuffing or roast beef with Yorkshire puddings and English mustard :)))) yummy oh and i love roast lamb too with loads of mint sauce xxxx

  60. My favourite sunday roast is beef with mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings, mashed carrot and swede, cauliflower, garden peas, green beans and gravy yum yum.

  61. my favourite roast is chicken with my home made stuffing (bread, butter, mushrooms, onions, walnuts), gravy, bread sauce, sprouts, peas and roasties – yummm

  62. My favourite roast is Roast Beef, Aunt Bessies Yorkshires Pudding and Aunt Bessies Roast Potatoes with parsnips, carrots, swede, cabbage and lots of gravy and don’t forget the horseradish sauce.


  63. Chicken with stuffing, mash, carrots, parsnips, swede, peas & loads of gravy & apple sauce.

  64. My favourite is Pot Roast of beef serves with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, carrots and green beans

  65. Roast Beef! with cabbage, brussel sprouts, carrots, yorkshires and gravy, can’t have home made roasties since they normally resemble lumps of charcoal when I try so it’s frozen ones for us when we do have them.

  66. I love roast lamb, with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puds, a variety of veg… making me salivate just thinking about it!

  67. My favourite sunday dinner is roast beef, Aunt Bessies yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, steamed vegetables i.e. carrots, broccoli, green beans and mini cobs.

  68. I love roast chicken, roast potatoes, cauliflower with cheese sauce, stuffing, bread sauce and gravy – cant do without roast on a sunday!

  69. my fave sunday dinner is pork and crackling, with apple sauce, creamy mash, carrots, sprouts, crispy roasties and yorkshire puds

  70. A chicken roast with Aunt Bessie’s roast potatoes and Aunt Bessie stuffing balls. If you can find them Aunty Bessies pancakes are a scrummy dessert!

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