A quick midweek meal – Spaghetti Bolognese- #Thankgoodness for Dolmio

I am not a food blogger.

One time I was trying to make a quick and easy meal for the family after a hectic day. Not only did I burn the potatoes to the pan, I also burnt the baked beans for the same meal. Now I am sure you know that burnt potatoes have a taste that isn’t so great, even if only a few were burnt to the pan. Everyone deeply hungry and loyal ate the food I served them. E did however think it was funny that I put the pan in the bin. There was no amount of cleaning would save that pan. Imagine how awful my photos would be if I was to always blog about food.

I am not someone who cooks everything from scratch to make sure my children are not consuming too much salt or sugar. One, I don’t have the time – that isn’t a pathetic excuse. If you spent 24 hours with J you would see what I mean. Secondly, I don’t have the patience. Thirdly, I don’t wish to poison anyone.

I like food, I enjoy cooking. Even though I am rubbish at it. However having to prepare a meal every night for a family of different tastes that is quick and easy is always a challenge.

When I was challenged to make a nutritious mid-week family meal using a Dolmio sauce I opted to make a Spaghetti Bolognese. It has only been more recently that Spaghetti Bolognese has become a more frequent family meal.

What I love about Dolmio is that it already has a lot of goodness in a jar.

Dolmio Sauce


My Ingredients – Cooking Spaghetti Bolognese

When I make a spaghetti Bolognese I tend to only add mushrooms and an onion. As I had been sent a lot of other ingredients I thought I would try adding a carrot.

After a little bit of chopping and grating I was ready to cook this amazing mouth watering meal. My cooking technique is one that many professionals use. I browned the mince then threw the rest of the ingredient’s in, gave it a stir then added the jar of Dolmio. Hey Presto! The Bolognese was bubbling away and smelling wonderful.

Spaghetti Bolognese

As you can see my food photography isn’t great. It’s a shame the post isn’t a scratch and sniff one so you can appreciate how nice it smelt and tasted.

Whilst I had been slicing and grating and cooking this the spaghetti was also bubbling away nicely. Finally it was cooked and it didn’t take long at all.

Now here is another example of my wonderful food photography for you all to look at.

Spaghetti BologneseBy the time I served it up, everyone was super hungry.

I was pleasantly surprised how much E ate, considering she has only started to tolerate mince. She even said its the yummiest spaghetti Bolognese ever! That’s a pretty good testament to how good it tasted.

Spaghetti BologneseJ appeared to approve of the meal too.

Spaghetti Bolognese

As a whole this nutritious, tasty meal was a success. Everyone enjoyed it and I will be making it again soon.

Thank you to Britmums and Dolmio for giving us this great challenge.  #Thankgoodness for Dolmio.

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  1. Rachael Lines
    March 27, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    omnom!! looks like they loved it

  2. March 28, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Love bolognese. We pack in loads of veg in ours as it tastes lovely and it also bulks it out so that we might be able to squeeze out enough to freeze for another day.

  3. March 30, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Tasty ideas! Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

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