Competition – 3 litre or 1.8 litre slow cooker
It’s the season of casseroles and hearty, warming food. I love meat that’s been cooked long and slow. I think it really brings out the flavour, and that cuts that need long, slow cooking tend to have more flavour in the first place. That might just be because we didn’t have much money when I was growing up, so things like brisket featured on Mum’s menu. There’s nothing like the memory of Mum’s cooking!
But meat and casseroles is a long way off being the only thing you can make in a slow cooker.
I’m still learning great new ideas for a slow cooker. To my amazement, I discovered that you can even bake bread in one! This loaf was fabulous. Tasty, crunchy crust, nice chewy crumb. Really tasty, and very simple to make
When the competition has ended, I’ll put all the entries in a blog post so we can all find them, and use them
Good Luck Everyone
Congratulations to Tony Metcalfe, the winner of this competition, for his Pumpkin & Carrot Cobbler recipe which costs 38p a portion. Recipe in the comments
And to Celeste Gill for her Moroccan style lentil stew costing 53.5p a portion, recipe in Facebook comments.
If you like entering competitions, – have a look here, where there are masses of really good ones
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one