That’s Mr Marks & Mr Spencer to you and I!

So, I’ve seen the adverts, heard the hype, seen the Tweets and Facebook statuses – I wasn’t that bothered. But Emma decided we were boycotting the Chinese Takeaway last night and she was going to Dine for £10 with M&S – in she trundled after work with some packets in a bag…..

The Menu

– Cook! Pork Medallions

– Roast Potatoes

– Hot Chocolate Fudge Pudding

Perfect Parents rip

– Gaston de Veau Chardonnay

We headed off to the pub for an early evening drink before coming back to eat…. “I’m starving” she declared as we walked through the door….

  • I opened the Pork Medallions, not much to it – nice looking meat but not a lot there? The sauce looked quite appetising mind!
  • Emma opened the Roast Potatoes – “an hour?” was all I heard – we could cook our own in less time!

Interestingly you get one accompaniment, so Potatoes or Veg would obviously become a question…. We’ve always got veg in, so this wasn’t an issue for us – but I can see how it might be for others expecting a full meal for £10.

We served up an hour later, and had a thoroughly nice meal – Emma insisted on dining by candlelight (as we were dining and not just eating!!). The wine was nice, and Emma thoroughly enjoyed the Hot Chocolate Fudge Pudding (she’s a pudding person, and a chocolate person – I’m just the latter really!).

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I think M&S have cracked this in the marketing (a topic I talked briefly about yesterday), this is a simple meal but they’ve packaged it up and sold it in a different way – right down to having a Butler outside M&S in town yesterday!