We had this over pasta.
Had I been ambitious, I would have shredded the pork and added it to the sauce.
Mon mari added sambal oelek to his.
I didn’t do that either…..
Apparently I’m easy to please.
I stirred this after about … Continue reading.....
After I got my first slow cooker I started googling recipes (of course).
I saw lots of recipes for delectable-looking lamb shanks.
On the cooking channel Jamie Oliver was making ‘tender, fall apart lamb shanks’.
I wanted lamb shanks….. Not that I had ever eaten … Continue reading.....
Calling these lamb steaks is really not correct. They are slices from the bigger end of a leg of lamb, with the small leg bone in.
The French call them ‘leg cutlets’ or ‘leg slices’, neither term being one I really want to use.
I … Continue reading.....
I don’t really like fruit with meat.
I’ll pass on Duck a L’Orange.
I don’t eat chutney with lamb, grilled peaches with pork chops and you will never find raisins in my beef stew.
There are two exceptions: I love lemon with just about anything, … Continue reading.....
We still have a lot of butternut squash, spaghetti squash and pumpkin to eat.
Sometimes, however, we like to take a break.
This was a partial break.
I wanted different flavors with this chicken, so I added a rib of celery and a carrot for … Continue reading.....
I use tapioca in the slow cooker to thicken sauces…. Because it’s easy.
I add regular tapioca at the beginning, and if the sauce needs more at the end, I add instant tapioca.
It never occurred to me that tapioca could be used as a … Continue reading.....
I did this in my small slow cooker – it was just big enough.
Yes, I know all the experts say to brown everything first and pre-heat the slow cooker and do this and do that….
To be honest, I just can’t be bothered.
I … Continue reading.....
Yes, I got out the slow cooker.
No, I did not use it over the summer to ‘keep the kitchen cool’.
I keep my kitchen cool by sending mon mari out to the barbecue to do the cooking… Much more efficient.
But the … Continue reading.....
This is it.
The last one of the season.
Both slow cookers have been put into summer hibernation, not to be seen again until fall.
The smoker and all three grills have been moved out of the barn and are in use.
Summer, or, at … Continue reading.....
I’m starting to wrap up slow-cooker season so I decided I needed to get the rest of the recipes posted.
Someone, who shall remain nameless, is contemplating getting the grills out.
Soon, I hope.
In the meantime he’s been wrestling with rocks / boulders in … Continue reading.....