Wednesday was a looooooooong day: starting work at 9am, finishing at 9pm, and only a manky, overpriced roll from Spar in Clonskeagh for sustenance.
By the time I left work, I was exhausted. To make matters worse, I knew that I was going to home to an empty fridge.
No way was I cooking, so I swung by Superquinn in Ranelagh to pick some comfort food: up a whole chicken, soup, and bread. But the deli was closed, so after much procrastination, I stumbled on a tub of Cully and Sully’s Beef Stew, made with Irish beef, red wine and gubbeen bacon (400g). It’s one of a new range of comforting hot pots which also includes chicken casserrole and Irish lamb stew.
I’m surprised that I had never eaten a Cully and Sully product before, but I’ll definitely be going back for more. I can’t praise it enough. This stew was a substantial portion of a delicious, comforting dinner packed full of meat and veg – and it was only €3.99. When you think how much you’d normally pay for a takeaway – or €4.20 for a crappy roll – this is one of the best bargains I’ve seen in ages.
I had it with some tasty shop bought mash from Mash Direct (€2.29, and I was feeling very lazy), curled up on the couch, and felt the warmth go back into my bones. Cully and Sully’s hot pots are Irish produced and I cannot recommend them enough for these cold days.