So the lovely people over at Schwartz (via Mumsnet) have asked me to do a product test of these 2-in-1 Recipe Mixes for chicken. It's ideal because we LOVE chicken in this house and I'd love to try new ways of serving it to my kids that are quick and easy, and maybe even let them help!
Before I start let me say that all views and opinions in this review are my own. I have not been paid to make this review, but I have been given these 5 packets for free.
Review 5: Garlic & herb crunchy chicken bites + cheese & chive dip>> Product Link <<
This is the one my Hubby has been waiting for! He LOVES cheese and he LOVES dip! I hope it lives up to his expectations...
This says it serves 4 and takes just 20 minutes to prepare. That sounds PERFECT for a busy mum with hungry kids after school. Just what we need!
The prep for this was (again) incredibly simple. I didn't need to buy in anything special or additional to what was already in my kitchen which is always a bonus. I was thrilled that there was enough of the topping to coat all of my chicken mini fillets, and the dip was wonderfully simple. it looked just like store bought dip!
How did it taste?
I expected my 3yo to not like this very much. He is very anti-crunch. So you can imagine my surprise when he wolfed the lot down! It was all I could do to grab a few seconds video of him eating the chicken and giving his opinion on it before it was all gone! So I think that counts as a good vote. My 5yo has loved all of these so I wasn't too worried about him and true to form he really enjoyed it. My 1yo gave it a good go too, he really enjoyed the dip and ate all of that before trying anything else. I quite like it and the Hubby had no complaints. I can see us buying this one again soon!
Kid rating: 4/5
Now, we don't really do Romance, Yorkie and I. We're not the sort of couple that goes to posh restraunts, buy hearts and flowers on a whim etc, but last night we had a really sweet night. We didn't really do much that was classically romantic, it was the mood, the feeling in the air, if you know what I mean....? I cooked us steaks for tea, which is always a winner for Yorkie (his second fav after anything pork) and had the candles lit in the front room. Not that I was going for a romantic atmosphere, I just like to have candles lit on cold dark nights. We snuggled up on the settee together, watching nothing much on telly, all warm and cozy under a blanket, with the cat curled up o us. We'd been talking a little bit about the wedding and stuff, and about what my doc had said to me about what to do before we start a family. Yorkie's eyes went all soft and sweet, he was hugging me close and saying all the right kind of sweet thinks that I love to hear. It was on