When you see those tempting microwave roast dinner for one packs, you might think about buying one, just because it’s easy. The trouble is, when you actually take a closer look you find it’s not really going to give you that feel good factor of a proper roast dinner.
But, almost weekly, I’ll whip up my own variation – and this is this week’s microwave roast dinner for one!
I don’t always bother with meat. I’m not a vegetarian, I just often eat meatless meals. I have made this microwave roast dinner with meat in the past, but I don’t always see meat as an essential.
Microwave Roast Dinner for One:
This week it was: Yorkshire puddings, sage & onion stuffing, broccoli, cauliflower, peas and mashed potatoes, with gravy!
- I steamed the broccoli and cauliflower together in the microwave, tossing the peas in for the last minute of cooking time.
- The mashed potatoes I used instant mash, with a knob of butter added.
- The sage and onion stuffing was made by adding a knob of butter to a standard packet stuffing mix in a mug then adding boiling water and a knob of butter, then stirring/leaving. Just before serving I microwave this for about a minute to make sure it’s hot.
- I used frozen Yorkshire puddings. You do have to be careful with microwaving frozen Yorkshire puddings as they do go a bit chewy if you do them too long. I generally get the Yorkshire puddings out of the freezer and leave them on the side to defrost, then microwave them for 20-30 seconds just to warm them up – they’ll be covered in gravy anyway.
- Then it’s just a question of plating it up and making the instant gravy using gravy granules!
This is a very filling Sunday lunch I quite often make for myself! By comparison, the frozen roast dinners for one are just poor value, my way I can have exactly what I want!
So, that’s it. If all you want is hot, tasty, food, that gives you that “feel good factor” in under 10 minutes, when the option is going without or buying a frozen ready meal roast dinner for one, then this is a clear winner.