Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Slow cooking, for slow cooks.

So I bought a slow-cooker in the sales. It was down to €35 in Debenhams. I figure that for the rest of the winter, I'll just whack in lots of veggies and stock and a little meat, let it cook for the day and dinner will be ready when I come home from work
I took it for a test drive yesterday.


Sweet potato
Baby potatoes
Pearl barley
Stewing beef
Vegetable stock


Turn dial to 'On'
Go shopping for five hours, stop for a drink on the way home.

A giant, delicious and relatively healthy stew for four!

Everybody should have one of these things, minimal washing up and endless dinner possibilities!


Unknown said...

Ha! We recently acquired a slow cooker, too... it's brilliant. Hurrah for recession food!

The Sexy Pedestrian said...

Totally, recessiontastic! I was thinking you could probably throw whatever you have lying around into it, leave it for seven hours and voila... dinner!

Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

We got the exact same one for Xmas - only we made a similar stew to you and it was a bit chewtastic.

I thought these things were foolproof and like you could just chuck everything in including half a bottle of wine. Maybe I set it too high or something. Will try again this weekend!

The Sexy Pedestrian said...

Hi Laura!
We went with medium and just left it for five/six hours without opening the lid. If I'd stayed in the house I would have meddled, stirring and checking it so I think going out was the right option!

John Holten said...

Hope it went well. Happy New Year et cetera et cetera

Heff said...

Happy New Year, Pedestrian !

I hope you don't get sexually hit crossing the street in 2009 !!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

The slow cooker looks really interesting, I must look into getting one!

Natalie said...

The best idea for the winter! I wish that winter will last long enough so that I can use this more than twice a year..

Anonymous said...

Oh my. I think I'll be skipping into Debenhams tomorrow, a gadget to make dieting easy if I ever saw one!

(and amusingly, my word verification is "graedi")

Anonymous said...

Excellent idea there Sexy, I loves a good winter stew :)

Claire said...

WIsh I had a slow cooker, I need me one of those bad boys!! Great for winter food.

Spaghetti Hoop said...

I've been slow-cookin' 14 years now. Cook PORRIDGE in it's heavenly!

The Sexy Pedestrian said...

Never thought of that one, and here I am scoffing instant oats!