You are too full for a big meal but you do need something. In the My Inherited Kitchen world the solution is summed up in one word – dessert.

If you just want something light get a fresh fruit tub from a supermarket and do not feel guilty adding some ice cream. The next step up is what some of my friends call my school dinners obsession. In M&S you can get individual pudding for: Syrup sponge, bread and butter pudding, raspberry jam sponge and of course my favourite sticky ginger sponge pudding. They last for a month in a cupboard and take 40 seconds to cook in the microwave.  Of course to make it a real school dinners favourite a dessert needs custard. The contents of a tin of custard in the microwave for two minutes is all it takes. The total cost will be less than two pounds.

If you have a bit more time

My school certainly did not serve apple strudel for dessert so I’m making up for it now. This is one of the few times I recommend that you buy something that according to the box serves 6. Frozen strudel in apple and other varieties come in 350mm boxes and are available in Waitrose, Tesco and M&S as well as some others.

The first thing to do when you get it home, before you put it into the freezer, is to cut it into portions. The box says 6 portions but I think that it’s only 4. Anyway, you decide. Use a bread knife to slice the portions and then put them back in box so that you still have the cooking instructions.

They take around 35 minutes to cook but are my favourite dessert dish for dinner after a big lunch. Sometimes I can even resist the temptation to add ice cream or custard. Sometimes.