Meal Planning Monday – 29th April 2013

29 April 2013 5 comments

I do find meal planning a bit of a slog.  I usually sit down on a Sunday with my Slow Cooker Books and start trawling for recipes and making my shopping list.  Sometimes I wish I was one of those people who had a set menu every week but always keen to try new recipes. […]

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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 – 15 April 2013

15 April 2013 8 comments

My daughter has now been off school for 18 days!  18 WHOLE DAYS!  I’m gagging for her to get back to school tomorrow and a semblance of a routine restored.  Her school had an inset today (just what we needed after two weeks off),  but  she was still supposed to go to child-care but threw […]

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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 – 25th March 2013

25 March 2013 0 comments

This week’s meals have been inspired by the weather.  I can’t believe the difference between now and this time last year! As always, I will predominantly be using my Slow Cooker and am looking forward to trying some new recipes.  I’m not convinced about the Marmalade Oxtail but always willing to have a go.  I […]

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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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