Fast And Easy Meals With Coleslaw And Potato Salad

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Creamy and delicious coleslaw and potato salad

Creamy and delicious coleslaw and potato salad

I really wonder whether the clock is turning faster, I’m getting busier, I’m less efficient, I play too much or age is catching up! The clock can’t be wrong. My kids have grown up and I shouldn’t be busier. Let me think for a while. I think my life is just fun and exciting, most of the time……**big smiles*. But whatever it is, as long as I’m happy, I think that’s the most important thing. That’s what my hubby said too. The last thing he wants when he returns home from work is to face a stressed-up, unhappy wife! The happier he is, the more I can spend……..*BIG grin*. Aha…..that’s one of the secrets to a happy marriage! You got to thank me for that now…..hehe.

Being busy most of the time, whether intentionally or unintentionally, I am always looking for quick, easy recipes, homecooked and healthy. Now, being busy and wanting a good, healthy and delicious meal is not that easy, at least for me. Many working people these days would just dash to the shops or supermarkets for takeaways or ready meals after work. Got home, push into the microwave and out it comes… food! But is the food good for health? You can figure that out. There’s a microwave oven in my kitchen, not for heating up food but for sterilising my dish clothes. I do not and would not serve my family microwaved food. Read too much about it, that microwaved food is harmful to our health. Of course everyone has a choice. So, I leave it to you to decide.

I was really thrilled when I received some new food from Scotty Brand recently……3 packs of coleslaw and 3 packs of potato salad. I love the freshness of Scotty Brand food. Have not been disappointed so far. My friends agree to that. At the look of it I could tell it must be very delicious. And since weekends are always very busy for us, I would be too happy if I don’t need to spend too much time in the kitchen to prepare a meal.

Oh wait, I must share with you one real delicious food item from Asda. That is the hot and spicy chicken wings. That for me is simply the best. It only comes out around this time of the year, ready for the barbecue. Then sometime in September, I think, there won’t be any more…..*big sigh*. I even used the left over cooked meat to make pizza. That must be the best pizza I have every eaten. You can check that out on my post about homemade pizza at My Best Healthy Salmon Avocado Pizza. My daughter reminded me to make the pizza again now that we can get this hot and spicy chicken wings. Mmmmm…..I’m drooling now.

Hot and spicy chicken wings and coleslaw

Hot and spicy chicken wings, coleslaw and greens

I had a packet of the hot and spicy chicken wings in my fridge. Took me about 20 minutes to bake them at 200 degrees Celsius. We had the coleslaw, salad and the chicken wings for dinner. Everyone loved the meal. The coleslaw was liked by everyone. When I was putting my dish together, my husband said he only wanted half a pack of the coleslaw. After his first mouth he said, ‘This is really good!’. And he went to empty the other half pack onto his plate. My husband is not really keen on cold food like coleslaw. To hear that it’s really good from him means it really is very good.

Fish, potato salad and greens

Fish, potato salad and greens

The next day while at the supermarket, I saw trouts were on sale. They looked very fresh. Need to get them for dinner. This time, I had it with the potato salad and some greens. Again, everyone liked it very much. It takes about 15 minutes to bake the trout. The trout tasted awesome. Freshness makes a lot of difference.

So, you can see that I had the most relaxing weekend evening. There was no cooking on my stove and little cleaning up to do. I was even able to sit down and watch some tv while the chicken wings and the fish were being baked. I should eat like this every weekend…..*big grin*. I’m really thankful to Scotty Brand for the coleslaw and the potato salad. It helps me to think of a new way of eating, so quick and easy to fix a fabulous meal and enjoy a relaxing weekend evening. It’s something different from our usual Asian meal. Besides, it’s so cheap to prepare such a nice meal at home.

Creamy and delicious coleslaw

Creamy and delicious coleslaw

For your information, Scotty Brand Coleslaw is prepared with a blend of shredded cabbage, carrots and onions combined with their special mayonnaise for just the right mix of creamy, crunchy, tanginess. It is creamier than many coleslaws The cabbage are cut by hand before the ingredients are combined together in small batches of exactly the right proportions.

Creamy and delicious potato salad

Creamy and delicious potato salad

The Scotty Brand Potato Salad is a creamy combination of diced potatoes, salad onions and mayonnaise. The potatoes are cooked in small batches and cut a little larger than most to allow you to savour the potato flavour and to give an improved texture. It is an ideal accompaniment to a green salad or it is a luxurious side-dish for many main dish.

You can get these Scotty Brand coleslaw and potato salad from Asda. Give a try. I hope you like them as much as my family does. There are some lovely recipes on Scotty Brand website. Do check it out.

Hope you have a most relaxing and enjoyable week. Til then, see you in my next post!

Other Scotty Brand recipes that you may be interested in:
Stir Fried Fish With Neeps And Tatties
Best Spicy Roast Potatoes
Scotch Broth - Healthy Scottish Soup
Spicy Chinese Potato Strips
Cooking Chicken Curry Is Really Simple And Easy
Scottish Food - Salmon Stovies
Raspberry and lemon Curd Trifle
Spicy Baby Potatoes And Ikan Bilis
Baby Potatoes And Roast Duck Stir Fry
Healthy Carrot Soup

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Priya  on April 16th, 2013

Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting easy meals..Looks wholesome.

suituapui  on April 16th, 2013

So convenient.

somewhere in singapore  on April 16th, 2013

Mary, hope to see your update more often, really enjoy coming to your blog, hehe…

rebecca  on April 16th, 2013

love British coleslaw and you put together a good and healthy meal for your family hugs

Juliana  on April 16th, 2013

Yes, it is very convenient to have ready made dishes :)
Hope you are having a great week Mary!

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on April 17th, 2013

A quick and satisfying meal!

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes  on April 17th, 2013

Quick meals are always welcome in my household!

Malou | Skip to Malou  on April 17th, 2013

Look how creamy that coleslaw is. I’m into creamy ones, while I know others are not into it. Well I do love it smothered with creamy-ness haha. And the trout, I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who likes the fish with heads being served. hihi.
Also the best part of having dinner is having it all ready and no cleaning up to do. Don’t we all need that? Oh yes we do!!!

sushma mallya  on April 17th, 2013

Hi Mary, sorry even i couldnt visit your blog,was busy with kids so didnt find time for anything else….i love your blog,your simple recipes yet very delicious….

TasteHongKong  on April 18th, 2013

Nice combo Mary, and you have them presented like homemade.

Mistle Toe  on April 19th, 2013

My kids like fish, but my boy loves trout. He might wonder what that was on your plate though (the whole trout) as he’s only had the fillet ones. Haha. I tried giving him cod for hot pot the other day and he refused to eat it at first. He said he liked the fish with orange colour (meaning trout). In the end he still ate the cod.
Really like your fish meal. Looks delicious and like something my family would enjoy. Scotty Brand sure picked the right person to send their food to. Wonder if they have Scotty Brand at Walmart here. I should check it out. Thanks for sharing again, Mary. Hope you and your family enjoy a lovely weekend.

kristy  on April 20th, 2013

I want some too. I really love potato salad. Honestly, when women work & cook less, men will have a happy & pretty wife. Cause we could spend more time on our face & dressing up and also more time hanging out with friends. The wife may look younger too! (probably, they afraid the wife will ran off at the end.) haha…..
Enjoy your day dear. ((hugs))

jayne  on April 22nd, 2013

hi,i would to purchase the coleslaw
kindli could u let me jknow where to purchase,

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