Saturday, 25 September 2010
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
I made the first slow cooked stew of the Autumn season.
Put the chopped veggies in the slow cooker (I used carrots, potato's, peas, french beans and tomato's) put in a base sauce (tomato and garlic or tinned chopped tomato's with some stock) add flavor with Tabasco or Worcester Sauce and herbs.
Flour the beef braising steak and brown before adding to the crock pot.
I added a quarter bottle of red wine (left over from Sunday lunch!)
It cooked all day while we were working, when we came home the kitchen smelt so lovely and dinner was almost ready..... I added some dumplings and put the crock pot in the oven to finish.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Count your blessings this week.
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Saturday, 11 September 2010
I have decided to cook a roast chicken dinner for tomorrow's lunch in honor of the change in seasons, I am about ready to have a break from the salads and think about roast potatos, Yorkshire Puddings and root vegetables again.
So early this morning before anyone else woke I could be found in 'the reading chair 'with my cookery books.
I love this book: Home Cooking by Rachel Allen.
It is the perfect family cook book.
Inspired I got into the kitchen.
I made a huge batch of Chilli-con-Carne for the freezer using the Roast Tomato and Garlic recipe (see Flowers, Tomato's and Plums post) as a base sauce.
I made cupcakes and mini cakes for a sweet treat for after tomorrows lunch using the recipe's from the book 'Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery'
Thursday, 9 September 2010
I have 2 of these 9 drawer oak chests with iron work handles, I love them because they fit all the CD's and DVD's in so the 'clutter' is hidden away.
Kitchen drawers, keeping all the utensils dust free and out of site.
There are more but I think I am becoming a drawer bore.
So more drawers less clutter, more drawers more organised, more drawers easier to sort and tidy,
More drawers more room to show the pretty things.
I rest my case on behalf of the humble drawer.
Hope your having a good week?
The drawer lady!