Here's yet another easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy crockpot recipe (last Tuesday I showed you myCrockpot Chili Con Carne). Great for those times when life is rushing past and you want to get a handle on things and have dinner planned in advance - with no cooking required! Take a joint of beef. The cheaper the better. (You can… Continue reading Crockpot Beef in Beer
My sweetie friend H had a birthday recently and I gave her a crockpot - so this post, a starter recipe, is for her! Crockpot loaded with chili ingredients and ready to go! You'll need: 500g of beef cut into chunks (the cheaper the better - don't use steak!) a tin of tomatoes or a… Continue reading Crockpot Chili con Carne
Time for another recipe from my Little Red File blog...Beef and Apricot (Crockpot) Stew 🙂 I'm not exactly sure where this recipe came from. I've scribbled it down - in Danish - on a scrap of paper, so it's probably an idea I got from my DMIL (dear - departed - Danish Mother-in-Law) who was… Continue reading Beef and Apricot (Crockpot) Stew
There's been a lot of talk amongst my twisters (Twitter sisters) about soups recently. Not really a surprise with the 'postcard' winter weather we've been having from London to Copenhagen to Iowa. Here's one of my own favourite family soups, my Mum's minestrone. She always makes it in her pressure cooker - I always make… Continue reading Mum’s Minestrone
It's been snowing all morning (been out twice to shovel and sweep) and now I'm off down to Hellerup to buy a scarf for a friend. So why am I stuffing a rather large crockpot cookbook into my handbag? Let me introduce you to a fantastic teeny tiny place in Hellerup called "The Pink Flamingo". The boring term for it is… Continue reading Får De? (Are you being served?)
Yesterday I made 'baked' potatoes in the crock for the first time. Yay, they turned out great! Another dish (if you can call it that) to add to my crock repertoire that isn't a soup or stewy-type thing. I tend to overlook potatoes a bit, even though they are one of my favourite vegetables. OK,… Continue reading One potato, two potato, three potato, four!
I'm experimenting today. Have jammed several large baking potatoes in my biggest crock. No water, no salt, just tatties! 🙂 The time is 9.45 am. Going to leave them until tonight and we'll see how they turn out... Are you as excited as I am? 😉 Check back here later for updates. ******* 4 pm… Continue reading Slow cooker/crockpot baked potatoes
Menu planning is not to be scoffed at. I'm still no expert, but sitting down (or even standing up) and actually making a rough plan in my diary takes away one of my biggest 'being a mum' stress factors. It was - yes, you guessed it - the Flylady http://www.flylady.net/ who got me started. I… Continue reading What’s for dinner?
My favourite boardgames as a child were 'Ghost Train' and 'One for the Pot' (both made by Denys Fisher). I took them to Luxembourg when I left home 20 years and it amuses me that my kids like to play One for the Pot too. Basically a teapot which squirts water into different coloured cups,… Continue reading One for the Pot