Manic Mumday at Toby Carvery
I love being a mum. I love being a teacher. But both are such hard work. On a “school day” I am out of the house at about 7:30am and return home just after 5:30pm, having collected the girls from nursery/after school club. I am on the go all day. And once I get in, my attention has to turn to preparing tea. Last week, Toby Carvery came to my rescue and asked me to take part in their Manic Mumday Campaign. On Wednesday we took them up on their offer and I let them prepare, cook and tidy up a meal for the family – so I didn’t have to!
The Toby Carvery in Brockworth was very busy on Wednesday evening, but all the staff were friendly and helpful, despite having to attend to so many customers. The girls both went for sausages and giant Yorkshire puddings, and there was no doubt that Rich was going to opt for anything other than a carvery (which he had been looking forward to for days previously). I have to admit, that most of the time, going for a carvery fills me with dread as there is usually one vegetarian option available. However, I was really surprised to find four vegetarian choices in addition to a “meat-free carvery”! I was in the unusual position of being the last person to decide what they were going to be ordering! In the end I chose the Broccoli and Brie parcel – a decision that I was very happy with when it arrived. With each of the meals we were able to help ourselves to as much of the vegetables from the carvery deck as we wanted.
There was a great selection of vegetables available including peas, carrots, red cabbage, cauliflower cheese and several varieties of mashed and roasted potatoes. We were able to help ourselves to as much as we want. The only negative would be what you would expect with vegetables on a carvery, in that some of the vegetables had been on the carvery deck for a while, so were warm rather than hot and lacking a crisp, freshly cooked texture.
We decided to finish the meal off with desserts. The girls had ice cream with chocolate sauce and a flake – you can see how impressed Emily was when hers arrived. Rich went for the Blackcurrant Eton Mess and I chose the Lemon Shortbread Cheesecake.
It was lovely returning home to put two tired, but full, little girls to bed and then be able to relax together on the sofa (as we were too full to do anything else) without the need to clean up the mess from the evening meal. The cost of our family meal was under £40, which we felt was really good value, and we would definitely return to Toby Carvery for a midweek meal again.
If you also fancy taking a break from cooking a family meal yourself, use this QR code when you visit your local Toby Carvery and you can get yourself a free ice cream sundae – plus you will have no washing up to worry about!
Disclaimer: We were given a free family meal from Toby Carvery in exchange for an honest review of our evening