Save time & money with Mrs Crunch’s 20 tasty Morrisons products and great recipes

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IF the past months of full-on family life have left you feeling frazzled, give yourself a lift with my summer life hacks.

Save time with these 20 great tips and products, then get out there and enjoy the sunshine we have been promised.

Give yourself a lift this summer with Mrs Crunch’s great products and tips for tasty recipes

And try the easy recipes below from morrisons.com.

Mrs Crunch recipes in association with Morrisons

SHAKE IT UP

Borrow cookbooks or find recipes at Morrisons.com if you are lacking inspiration

Freshen up your meal ideas by borrowing cookbooks from family and friends – or find lots of delicious recipes at Morrisons.com.

SPEEDY MEALS

Turn to Iceland’s king prawns in tomato and garlic sauce for a quick meal

From freezer to plate in eight minutes, turn to Iceland’s king prawns in tomato and garlic sauce, down from £4 to £3.75 or three for £10.

CHOP CHOP

Don’t waste time on prepping, buy Iceland’s frozen chopped garlic for just £1

Give yourself a break in the kitchen with ready prepped essentials such as Iceland’s frozen chopped garlic, £1 for 100g.

TIME-SAVING SAUCE

Napolina’s frozen sauces will save you a lot of time

Make short work of pasta with Napolina’s frozen sauces, split into portions to reduce food waste, £1.50 for 250g at Iceland.

BERRY CLEVER

Use mushy strawberries for tasty morning smoothies

Use mushy strawberries and other fruit to pep up smoothies. Or freeze them for later to defrost and use when you are ready.

MAKE A DATE

Find romance with Morrisons’ Date Night Meal for Two, for just £12

Tuck into Morrisons’ Date Night Meal for Two. For £12, you get two mains, two side dishes, dessert and a bottle of wine (or Sicilian Lemonade).

TRANSFORM TEA TIME

M&S’ new £5 cook book has amazing time-saving recipes

M&S’ new £5 cook book – 50 Fast, Fresh & Easy Recipes To Transform Family Meals – uses its time-saver range, such as red pepper paste, £1.50.

LOLLY GOOD SHOW

Create at home healthy lollies with Aldi’s fun moulds, only £2.99

Whizz up frozen fruit with yoghurt then freeze for healthy lollies. Aldi has fun moulds, £2.99, in unicorn, dinosaur and penguin.

COOL AS A CUCUMBER

Whip up pretty cocktails with frozen fruits

Freeze berries, cucumber, fruit chunks or mint in ice-cube trays (alone or in water) for fancy looking drinks.

WOK’S UP

Enjoy a Stir Fry with Morrisons’ ready to cook meal, just £3

Make a tasty meal of noodles, vegetables and sauce for just £3 at Morrisons, saving 70p on buying the items individually.

AVO GO HERO

Learn our tips on how to soften avocados

To soften a hard avocado, wrap it in foil and pop it in the oven for about ten minutes at 90C. Then put it in the fridge to cool.

READY OR NOT

Get three dishes for £10 including Waitrose’s cajun chicken breasts

For days you don’t fancy cooking, you can get three for £10 on dishes, including cajun chicken breasts, normally £4.19, at Waitrose.

WELL, WINE NOT

Freeze wine in ice cube trays and add to your recipe

If you have leftover wine, freeze it in ice cube trays and pop one out when a recipe calls for a dash of red or white.

GENIUS AND TONIC

Freeze slices of lemon for tasty cocktails

Freeze slices of lemon, lime or grapefruit in a bag for an instant way to add zing to your evening cocktail.

RICE ONE, SON

Uncle Ben’s long grain rice is only £2 for two at The Co-op

Whip up a meal in minutes with Uncle Ben’s long grain or golden veg rice, which The Co-op has for £1.80 each, or two for £2.

ICE YOUR CREAM

Chill your creams for an instant cooling effect

Chill your sun cream in the fridge for an instant cooling skin-hit on those hot summer days in the garden or by the beach.

TAKE IT SLOW

Try Schwartz BBQ pulled pork seasoning for 90p at Morrisons

Slow cookers are good for pasta sauces or pulled pork. Morrisons has Schwartz BBQ pulled pork seasoning for 90p, or four for £2.

SLAP IT ALL OVER

Treat your skin to Nivea’s nourishing body lotion, just £3

Give your skin a summer treat with Nivea’s nourishing body lotion for dry skin, currently half-price at Morrisons, £3.

SMOOTH OPERATOR

Veet hair removal cream for sensitive skin is down to £3 at Morrisons

Get bikini-ready with Veet hair removal cream for sensitive skin, down from £4.50 to £3 at Morrisons.

WINE CHILLER

Freeze some grapes instead of ice

Instead of watering down your glass of vino with ice, freeze some grapes and add them to your glass.

Herby frittata

Serves two

This tasty Herby frittata is a very quick and cheap recipe

Preparation time: Ten minutes

Cooking time: Ten minutes

YOU NEED:

  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 handful coriander, chopped
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • Small handful dill, chopped
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp walnuts (optional)
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 30g feta, crumbled

METHOD: Heat the grill on high. Whisk together the eggs in a large bowl along with the baking powder and turmeric.

Season with salt and pepper. Stir in most of the coriander, parsley and dill, then add the spring onions and, if using, the walnuts.

In an ovenproof, non-stick frying pan, drizzle some of the rapeseed oil. Pour in the mixture and cook for eight minutes until the egg is nearly set, then place under the grill for a minute.

Sprinkle over the remaining herbs and crumbled feta.

Cod pesto parcels

Serves four

For this delicious Cod pesto parcels you will only need 5 ingredients

Preparation time: Five minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

YOU NEED:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 fresh cod fillets (approx 130g), skinned
  • 4 tbsp pesto
  • 1 large handful cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lemon

METHOD: First cut out four squares of foil and then drizzle a little oil on each square, sit a cod fillet on top. Spread the pesto on top of the fillets.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and scatter them around the fish, then give each portion a good squeeze of lemon. Fold the foil into parcels, then bake in the oven at 180C/160 fan/gas 4 for 15 minutes, until the fish is cooked and flakes easily with a fork.

Serve drizzled with the juices from the foil. If desired, garnish with salad leaves, such as rocket.

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