Tell Dolmio what a regular family dinner is like in your home: £200 Amazon prize up for grabs!
Dolmio have teamed up with food bank charity, the Trussell Trust, to a stand against hunger across the UK.
Dolmio says “14 million people in the UK are living in poverty, and we know that some families can’t afford to put dinner on the table. This is why we have partnered with the Trussell Trust, and donated £100k to support the provision of 2 million meals in emergency food parcels, to people in crisis. We believe that no one should go hungry and that everyone should be able to enjoy dinnertime, be it in front of the TV, on the sofa, or around a table, because dinnertime matters. It’s a time for bonding as a family, spending valuable time together, looking after our mental health and wellbeing, and appreciating how fortunate we are, to be able to enjoy it”.
To be in with a chance of winning, please post on this thread (by scrolling to the text box at the bottom of this page), and tell Dolmio what a regular family dinner is like in your home. You could win a £200 Amazon voucher for sharing! And, if you wanted to post a picture of your dinnertime too, Dolmio and the Trussell Trust would love that. Everyone who posts (and answers the question fully) will be entered into a prize draw to win the £200 Amazon voucher.
We'll keep this thread open until 15/09/20, and we'll announce the winner's name a few days later.
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When growing up myself, sitting around the dinner table with my siblings, chatting away was so much fun so that's an experience that I've tried to replicate in my household! As I'm all about convenience and often super busy I'm all about using products made for mums such as Dolmio sauces, that are simple and easy to use, yet tasty and go a long way. These sauces will often be mixed with yellow label vegetable/meat items from the supermarket that have been reduced as they are soon expiring to make a hearty tasty meal for less!
I really hate waste so if I have made a meal inspired by a website such as love food hate waste I try to allocate portions appropriate to my little ones appetite and any leftovers and then I try to re-use the next day or freeze!
Some dinner times we will treat ourselves to a takeaway - there is a great app called the Too Good to Go App which shares food that is about to go off that very day - so I'll order that online and know its gone to a good home! Also, I love to take advantage of half price deals at sustainable eateries such as Itsu, Pod and starbucks ( which reduce food in the evenings ) and so if I'm in the city and passing by I'll pick up a treat - making dinner times a great surprise for my partner and baby!
Recently the boys became very picky and only eat a very limited selection of cooked food. Despite of this, I try to offer a range of cooked meals ensuring that they always have something on their plates that they like.
We meal plan and try to batch cook, so that we have some days when we do not have to cook from scratch after a long days work.
I do most of the cooking in our house, but working odd retail hours means sometimes we need something quick, or my wife steps up and cooks us something!
We try to vary our meals as much as possible, but have certain family favourites, such as fritattas, fajitas, sausagey pasta with home made sauce and slow cooker pulled pork with beans and jacket potatoes. We also love a good roast!