Dolmio Lasagne Meal Kit (807g- 852g) was £3.99 now £1.99 @ Morrisons
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Dolmio Lasagne Meal Kit (807g- 852g) was £3.99 now £1.99 @ Morrisons

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Found 2nd Oct 2013
Dolmio Lasagne Meal Kit (807g- 852g) was £3.99 now £1.99

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Wonder how long until Heinz do a beans on toast pack.

The RRP is stupid on these in the first place.

If you bought all the stuff yourself and made it from fresh, you could get change from 2.50 (excluding mince) and it would taste much nicer!

tehwabbit

The RRP is stupid on these in the first place.If you bought all the stuff … The RRP is stupid on these in the first place.If you bought all the stuff yourself and made it from fresh, you could get change from 2.50 (excluding mince) and it would taste much nicer!


Do a breakdown for people, might encourage them to eat healthier.

oddballjamie

Do a breakdown for people, might encourage them to eat healthier.



For the sake of transparency, note that this break down doesn't include the price of stuff you will already have (like a spoon worth of butter!), basil, and I have done the "equivalent" cost for the tomato puree and cheese as these are things you can use in multiple other dishes.

RED
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Chopped Tomatoes (or passata) 35p
Mushrooms (half pack button personally) 40p
Basil (Everyone should have this already!) [Lidl do it for somewhere around 50p last time i went in, lasts for ages]
Tomato Puree (35p but will last 10-15 uses!) - Effectively ~3p


White
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25g butter (a large spoon of), 25g flour, 1pt milk (~46p), salt, 100g cheese (~55p)


Lasagne Sheets - ~80p for the ones I go for which are the own brand, but not basics (basics are alright at Tesco/Sains though)

£2.59 roughly for the ingredients. (I added mushrooms for bulk, otherwise under 2.50) and you know what has gone into it. It only takes an extra 10 mins to prep but over time you could save a bit against the RRP of these kits



The price doesn't include Mince (I actually reccommend Iceland Frozen Mince 750KG for 2.00 [terrible on it's own, but good in a lasagne]), personally I double up on all the ingredients and use all the mince at once, using the left over for spagheti bolognese. Top it off with the cheese you have from the cheese sauce (that you would need to buy anyway!)

The red sauce is easy, you can't go wrong. The white one can end up wrong though. Even if you use this to just replace the red, you still save a little!

Some may mock the prices as they like their organic, massaged tomatoes and specially crafted lasagne sheets, but you'd be suprised. I have served this meal to many and it's always gone down a treat!



Edited by: "tehwabbit" 2nd Oct 2013

tehwabbit

The RRP is stupid on these in the first place.If you bought all the stuff … The RRP is stupid on these in the first place.If you bought all the stuff yourself and made it from fresh, you could get change from 2.50 (excluding mince) and it would taste much nicer!


It depends how fresh you go for and the time required.
To go completely from fresh you'd use fresh tomatoes which would take a lot of them and a lot of time to get the concentrated flavour.
You'd also have to make the pasta fresh which isn't quick either.
Without you were making a lot of it, it wouldn't be worth the time and hassle to do it completely from scratch.

Now making the white sauce and the tomato sauce using canned tomatoes as the base I completely agree with. Its fast, simple, cheaper plus it can be tweaked to personal tastes.

oddballjamie ingredients wises your looking at a can of value whole plum tomatoes, a clove or two of garlic, a small onion, some oil, basil and a pinch of seasoning for a basic, but nice tomato pasta sauce. Excluding the cupboard items (oil, seasoning and garlic) your talking 40p tops for the about same quantity as a jar of the tomato sauce.
White sauce is just milk, flour and butter plus seasoning so your your talking about the cost of a pint of milk.
Throw in a few sheets pasta and you might touch on the £1 mark.

Don't get me wrong this kit is great for anyone who hasn't got the time to spare or doesn't like cooking.
When you consider the jars alone normally sell for £1+ is a good deal.

EDIT: was typing this while you made your post.
Edited by: "joedastudd" 2nd Oct 2013

joedastudd

It depends how fresh you go for and the time required.To go completely … It depends how fresh you go for and the time required.To go completely from fresh you'd use fresh tomatoes which would take a lot of them and a lot of time to get the concentrated flavour.You'd also have to make the pasta fresh which isn't quick either.Without you were making a lot of it, it wouldn't be worth the time and hassle to do it completely from scratch.Now making the white sauce and the tomato sauce using canned tomatoes as the base I completely agree with. Its fast, simple, cheaper plus it can be tweaked to personal tastes.oddballjamie ingredients wises your looking at a can of value whole plum tomatoes, a clove or two of garlic, a small onion, some oil, basil and a pinch of seasoning for a basic, but nice tomato pasta sauce. Excluding the cupboard items (oil, seasoning and garlic) your talking 40p tops for the about same quantity as a jar of the tomato sauce.White sauce is just milk, flour and butter plus seasoning so your your talking about the cost of a pint of milk.Throw in a few sheets pasta and you might touch on the £1 mark.Don't get me wrong this kit is great for anyone who hasn't got the time to spare or doesn't like cooking.When you consider the jars alone normally sell for £1+ is a good deal.EDIT: was typing this while you made your post.



Ah, I should have used "from scratch" rather than "from fresh" maybe! Yes, fresh ingredients are much better, but as much as I like cooking I get little time to do so - hence the tinned tomatoes!

I can't believe I forgot garlic from my list, that and chilli are things I add to almost all pasta dishes! Good choice!

Banned

does the "food" brings the food to your door?

tehwabbit

For the sake of transparency, note that this break down doesn't include … For the sake of transparency, note that this break down doesn't include the price of stuff you will already have (like a spoon worth of butter!), basil, and I have done the "equivalent" cost for the tomato puree and cheese as these are things you can use in multiple other dishes.RED------------Chopped Tomatoes (or passata) 35pMushrooms (half pack button personally) 40p Basil (Everyone should have this already!) [Lidl do it for somewhere around 50p last time i went in, lasts for ages]Tomato Puree (35p but will last 10-15 uses!) - Effectively ~3pWhite-----------25g butter (a large spoon of), 25g flour, 1pt milk (~46p), salt, 100g cheese (~55p)Lasagne Sheets - ~80p for the ones I go for which are the own brand, but not basics (basics are alright at Tesco/Sains though)£2.59 roughly for the ingredients. (I added mushrooms for bulk, otherwise under 2.50) and you know what has gone into it. It only takes an extra 10 mins to prep but over time you could save a bit against the RRP of these kits The price doesn't include Mince (I actually reccommend Iceland Frozen Mince 750KG for 2.00 [terrible on it's own, but good in a lasagne]), personally I double up on all the ingredients and use all the mince at once, using the left over for spagheti bolognese. Top it off with the cheese you have from the cheese sauce (that you would need to buy anyway!)The red sauce is easy, you can't go wrong. The white one can end up wrong though. Even if you use this to just replace the red, you still save a little!Some may mock the prices as they like their organic, massaged tomatoes and specially crafted lasagne sheets, but you'd be suprised. I have served this meal to many and it's always gone down a treat!



Just tomatoes, mushrooms, basil and tomato puree? Sounds pretty plain to me! Where's the Garlic? Oregano? Parsley? Thyme? Black Pepper? Red Pepper, Onion, Red Wine?!

Do yourself a favour and spend an extra couple of pounds next time and add all of the above. You'll love it.

Ultima2876

Just tomatoes, mushrooms, basil and tomato puree? Sounds pretty plain to … Just tomatoes, mushrooms, basil and tomato puree? Sounds pretty plain to me! Where's the Garlic? Oregano? Parsley? Thyme? Black Pepper? Red Pepper, Onion, Red Wine?!Do yourself a favour and spend an extra couple of pounds next time and add all of the above. You'll love it.



It was done against the typical red sauces you get in jars
typically I would add most the above apart from the parsley (Not a fan) - although I've never used red wine in a pasta dish before so may have to give it a go.



tehwabbit

It was done against the typical red sauces you get in jars :)typically I … It was done against the typical red sauces you get in jars :)typically I would add most the above apart from the parsley (Not a fan) - although I've never used red wine in a pasta dish before so may have to give it a go.



Definitely. To your recipe above, add 1 small glass of a dry red wine and make sure to simmer for an extra 20 mins.
Edited by: "Ultima2876" 3rd Oct 2013
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