Busy, busy, busy. I’ve decided to buy a slow cooker. I know this is a bit of a bandwagon that I am very late to jump on but needs must. In my head, it feels a bit like cheating. If I’m not doing any of the work, it’s not real cooking. Is it?!
We’re still adjusting to family life with two full-time working parents. My husband is amazing and doing extra bits around the house, especially at weekends. I feel guilty that he is doing things that I used to do. I feel as if I should be managing better and doing everything myself.
We’ve had way more takeaways lately than is healthy. To the extent that I’m now getting sick of takeaways! But with two girls at two different schools with two diffferent pick-up times, plus The Pie Patch Shop getting off to a flying start, plus all the usual household tasks, something’s gotta give. And it’s usually my cooking time.
I can’t keep up the pace of a working mother on junk food. As a family we all need decent nutrition, even more so in these dark winter months. So I think a slow cooker might be the solution. This is going to be a whole new way of cooking that I’m not used to. What are your favourite slow cooker recipes? Tell me in the comments below!
MONDAY: chilli and rice
TUESDAY: cullen skink
WEDNESDAY: lamb chops and braised red cabbage with garlic and rosemary chipped potatoes
THURSDAY: fish cakes, oven chips and beans
SATURDAY: tuna pasta bake
SUNDAY: sausage and quinoa stew