Monday, 5 May 2014

Morrisons Review

It's the May Public holiday in the Uk. Most people are lucky to get a long weekend and an extra day off work or school. Its normally a time to get together with family or friends, either to eat or have a day out. For some like myself its a day to relax and have a P.J's day!

I was very lucky this bank holiday to get the chance to be a #MorrisonsMum and get to do some shopping and tell you all about it. So my husband and I set off on a wet May 2nd to see what bargains and goodies we could buy.

The first thing that impressed me was how clean the store was. Everywhere was tidy and smart, and that included the staff. These ladies were the first staff member's I came across and their happy smiling faces were great on a wet day.

I love to have lots of fresh vegetables as I am on diet . I loved the  way the fruit and vegetable's were displayed, under jets of steam to keep them fresh.

I was  also impressed with the meat , and the fresh fish. It all looked really good quality and fresh. The staff were very helpful and it was nice to have staff to get advice from.

I found in general the prices were good and my trolley filled up fast with lovely products.

 My husband was in planning mode lol. He is a very good cook and recently with his friend Dan, became the first winner of Sky Living My Kitchen Rules. I am lucky as he really enjoys making lovely food, and also trying to help me with my diet.

So as it was a bank holiday he came up with some yummy things to eat.

Fish cakes

300g  Haddock, Smoked Haddock and Salmon
250ml Milk
250g Potatoes.
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
1/2      "           oregano
Panco Breadcrumbs
Morrison Fresh Green Beans
Little amount of flour
serves 4 cost around £2.50 per person.


Place fish into milk and bring to boil. Allow fish to shimmer in the milk for 8-10 mins.
Peel and boil potatoes to make mash. Use a little of the fish milk to cream potatoes.
Allow the fish and potato to cool and then mix with herbs.
Shape into cakes. Beat the egg and the dip the potato in the flour, then egg , then bread crumbs .
Shallow fry until golden brown.
Cook the green beans
Cut fennel into small fine chips and shallow fry.

Roast Pork with jacket baked new potatoes.
Vegetables and Yorkshire pudding

3-4kg Pork shoulder
Morrisons Fresh carrots ( 4 large) sliced
Morrisons Fresh Leeks   (2)              "
Two cloves of garlic
4 Star anise
I glass white wine
2 Knorr chicken stock pots
1 cup water
I pack of Morrisons new potatoes
1 pack fresh broccoli
1 cauliflower
1 pack fresh green beans
Pre made Yorkshire puddings
1 bulb of garlic

serves 6 cost per person £3.15


Place pork shoulder into a baking tin on a bed off sliced carrot , leeks , two cloves garlic , 4 star anise. Add a glass of white wine, 2 knorr chicken stock pots, 1 cup water, salt and pepper.
Cover with silver foil cook approx 3hr , 180 degrees or until tender.
Take off foil and cook for a further 1/2 hr.

Then part boil potatoes in skins drain and oven bake. Cook broccoli , cauliflower and green beans in salted water. Cook pre made Yorkshire puddings as per packet instructions.
Remove meat and allow to rest before carving. Remove carrots from the baking tin to serve. Strain the remainder through a sieve . Shimmer stock to reduce to use as gravy.

It was really lovely and made even better by the lovely Morrisons food. I am converted to them as a store and I think I will be shopping there in the future.I do think they have cut the prices, but not cutting cornors. You can check our prices at  So a big thank you to Morrisons and BritMums.

Please note I was given gift vouchers to spend at Morrisons for the purpose of this review.


  1. Love the fishcake recipe in particular. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

    1. it was rather yummy kate. Thank you for asking me to take part.


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