Best jar versions of stuff you should probably make yourself but you can't be arsed to sometimes


#1

This is good, Bo’s have started doing jars of curry sauce with a spice mix to cook the protein in, very good if you simply can’t be arsed of an evening:

Gonna have pasta and meatballs tonight but I cannot be arsed to knock up a sauce, what is the best jar?


#2

A genuine fan of Dolmio bolognese sauce. I know it’s slightly nicer if you make it from scratch, but for the price and convenience this is absolutely fine and indeed a nice meal.


#3

We don’t make our own miso paste, so buy something like this instead.


#4

This doesn’t really count I’m afraid


#5

Why?


#6

‘protein’ used in this sort of context irks me a lot, just thought you ought to know.

good luck with the rest of the thread!


#7

Because this is an everyman thread about supermarket staples


#8

How come? I didn’t want to just say ‘chicken’ on accounts of how people don’t eat chicken sometimes


#9

There is no decent widely-available jarred green pesto, is there?


#10

In terms of the OP the Lloyd Grossman tomato and chilli sauce is decent and easy to find


#11

Absolutely fine


#12

garlic and onion version of the dolmio tomato sauce is WELL fucking handy in a pinch


#13

Yet to have a jar of disappointing pesto…is it a case of once you’ve made it yourself, there’s no going back?


#14

Who is your favourite one out of the Dolmio puppets?


#15

I don’t think it is, sadly.

^yep. Should never had bothered.


#16

home made pesto is the food of the gods


#17

All jarred pesto just tastes way too vinegary.


#18

This also irritates me


#19

I regularly make vegan pesto (just pesto but without the cheese)


#20

just so good. so moreish as well. if i have a bit of home made pesto when it’s fresh made, i’m going to eat all of it extremely fast.