Has anyone noticed how all of a sudden it seems like summer is over? HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? For Sunday lunch, we had slow braised brisket and dumplings, for goodness’ sake. It’s all wrong!
Still, time’s marching on (it’s GCSE results day this Thursday – gulp) and soon we’ll be back in the kitchen every day with small, expectant faces looking at us, waiting for a delicious dinner after all that hard work at school (or something). School day tea/supper/dinner/whatever you call it is always a challenge. I tend to fall back on the classics: shepherds pie, a roast chicken (with chicken risotto or something similar the next day), lasagne, sausages and mash, that sort of thing, and I know it’s often difficult to stay creative, especially if you’re blessed with fussy eaters.
Happily, and with perfect timing, the lovely people at Farmers Choice, the small, family run business selling great quality, free range meats from hand-selected farms across the UK have very kindly offered to give away a fab ‘family essentials’ pack of some of their most popular products. The pack contains silverside, rump steak, diced beef, mince, a whole chicken, diced turkey, pork and lamb, a lamb leg chump roast and pork loin too – something for everyone there I feel!
So, how can you get your hands on this lovely lot? All you have to do is have a look at the Family Essentials Pack on the Farmers Choice Website, and leave a comment telling me how you’d serve one of the products (just an idea will be good, don’t feel that you have to write out a whole recipe) – the feeling being if that we all share our ideas, family tea time might just get a bit easier!
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There are also a couple of ways to increase your chances of winning: for one bonus entry, just like Farmers Choice on Facebook. Leave a separate comment to confirm that you’ve done so and this will be counted as an extra entry.
For a further bonus entry, follow @FarmersChoiceUK on Twitter. Leave a separate comment to confirm that you’ve done so and this will be counted as an extra entry. Usual English Mum competition rules apply. This giveaway ends at 9am on Monday 1st September 2014. The winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!
**** This competition is now closed. Congratulations to Amanda Ayres who won the family meat pack ****