Meal Planning Monday – 22 April 2013

22 April 2013 3 comments

I’m stuck in this limbo between Winter and Spring.  I know it’s supposed to be Spring but I kept finding myself still choosing winter comfort food when planning my meals this week; Two Bean Chilli, Sausage and Puy Lentils and Spaghetti Bolognaise. I’ve never made the Salt Cod before and in truth I’m using up […]

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Meal Planning Monday 8th April 2013

8 April 2013 8 comments

Week two of school holidays!  I’m on my knees but have ordered in a case of wine so I should survive.  As always, the majority of our meals this week will be done in a slow cooker.  Well, actually they all will be. On Mondays we do #meatfree, but no chance I will convince our […]

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Meal Planning Monday – 18 March 2013

18 March 2013 2 comments

I like to plan my weekly meals as it saves me time, money and stress.

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Meal Planning Monday: Irish Stew, Steak and a few others

11 March 2013 2 comments

Who said it was spring!  Our poor daffodils that came up on the weekend have gone into shock.  I just went to Morrison’s for my weekly shop and was hit by a freak blizzard! Anyhow, other than the weather it’s a pretty normal week around here.  Now that hubby is working from home I’m putting […]

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Introducing My New Slow Cooker Blog

10 March 2013 0 comments

I finally decided to take the plunge and start a new blog just for my slow cooker recipes. I was very conscious that I may be confusing my readers. Those who subscribed just for recipes may not be interested in my parenting antics and those who were coming to laugh at my parenting ability (or […]

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Slow Cooker Sunday – Chinese Food (Beef and Greens)

3 March 2013 14 comments

Since we’ve started using our Slow Cooker regularly we find that we are having way less Take Aways than we used to. Back in the day, by the time I got home from work, collected my daughter from childcare, bathed her and got her into bed.  It was getting late and I couldn’t be bothered […]

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Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken

27 February 2013 1 comment

I was originally inspired by the Hairy Dieters (Bikers) Chicken Paprika Recipe.  I didn’t buy the book because I’m on a diet, even though I should be, but because I was at a friend’s recently and she made the Lamb Tagine and it was amazing.  I had a quick look through the book and saw […]

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Slow Cooker Sunday: Creamy Chicken Pasta

24 February 2013 5 comments

Yes, you can cook Pasta in a slow cooker! I must admit that this isn’t the normal type of thing I cook.  However, it is school holidays, our daughter eats at the childminders for the majority of the week, so I was conscious of making child friendly meals.  We’ve had Sausage and Mash, Macaroni and […]

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Slow Cooker Sunday: Sausage and Puy Lentil Stew

17 February 2013 10 comments

  Slow Cooker Sunday: Sausage and Puy Lentil Stew Recipe Type: Pork Cuisine: Slow Cooker Author: Mediocre Mum Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 6 hours Total time: 6 hours 15 mins Serves: 4 This recipe originally came from Sara Lewis, but she called for Venison Sausages and Cranberries.  I only had pork sausages and […]

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Slow Cooker Sunday: Black-eyed Bean Soup with Peppers and Coconut Milk

10 February 2013 9 comments

  Slow Cooker Sunday: Black-eyed Bean Soup with Peppers and Coconut Milk Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Slow Cooker Author: Mediocre Mum Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 4 hours Total time: 4 hours 10 mins Serves: 4 Weirdly, when I first came across this recipe I was attracted to the coconut milk, but when I […]

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