No need to panic if you've still got shopping to do for this weekend and you're not sure what to get... we've discovered some real gems available in M&S.

Spring signals the season for delicious lamb and it is the traditional meat of choice for most for those celebrating with family this weekend. Sharing dishes are the perfect solution for group gatherings, whether it's a one-pot wonder or a baked dish, just serve up some sides with it and let everyone dig in together. 

Of course, our preference would always be... just add wine. 

This is not just any Easter lamb

Was €28.50 now €19, 1.82kg

This M&S Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder is the ultimate Easter bank holiday weekend family-size dinner! It is succulent and packed with flavour; the lamb shoulder has been rubbed with rosemary and garlic seasoning and slow cooked on the bone for hours for flavoursome, meltingly tender meat.

Complete the dish with a classic mint sauce, it serves six and is ready in just 70 minutes. Easy to carve and serve – spend less time cooking and more time with loved ones this Easter. 

 A saucy bit on the side

For the ultimate fuss-free accompaniment to your Easter feast, choose this extra-special cauliflower cheese. With its intensely cheesy sauce and tender cauliflower florets, it's about as irresistible as a side dish gets. Tell us you didn't drool when you saw this photo?

All you need to do is pop it in the oven and wait for the top to go golden and bubbling: heaven.

Sweets for the sweet 

It's hard to talk about Easter without mentioning the sweet stuff! Well, we think we all deserve a break this bank holiday weekend and that means indulging a little bit in the sweeter side of the things. 

Soft, fluffy, enriched bakes filled with chunks of dark chocolate, our Mini Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns are a treat for all the family. Try them toasted with butter or treat the family to an indulgent weekend breakfast by serving with hot chocolate for dunking. 

New to M&S this season is the Golden Hot Cross Buns, made with golden wholemeal flour – exclusively milled for M&S – and honey, and packed with plump goldenberries, juicy Vostizza currants and Turkish sultanas. Since they’re naturally sweetened with honey there’s no refined sugar, and the wholemeal flour means they’re a source of fibre, too. 

Chocolate fans will not be disappointed as the M&S Easter Egg Collection is something to behold. Little and big kids alike will love the cast of chocolatey characters you'll find in store, and those you like something more luxurious will love the Katy Patino designed eggs. Katy is the M&S Easter Eggs Developer – yes, dream job – and has spent the year developing this year's collection which includes five delectable eggs. 

This is not just food, this is M&S food

M&S have reprised the iconic and much-loved ‘this is not just food, this is M&S Food’ advertising, bringing it back to the nations’ TV screens after a 12-year absence. 

The 2019 update sees the famous campaign undergo a makeover, continuing to present the delicious, high-quality, great-value food with the trademark ‘food porn’ style, but with a new twist as a bit of a surprise.

The adverts feature a range of delicious M&S favourites including succulent salmon and 30-hour proved, San Francisco-style sourdough bread, as well as brand new lines including the Best Ever Trifle and golden hot cross buns.

Watch the ad here...