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
Slow Cooker Competition
To that end, this months competition is all about slow cooker recipes. There is a family sized 3 litre slow cooker as a prize. Plus a more compact 1.8 litre slow cooker, perfect for smaller families or students
What I would like is your favourite slow cooker recipe, one that you know works. Or a recipe that you really like. It can be for anything, any occasion, for any number of people. A single serving, or a big old batch cook size. As this is a blog about eating for £1 a day, please make your recipe a maximum of 50p a serving (see the competition terms)
Put your recipe in the comments section, and don’t forget to register that you’ve done it on the competition widget, so you are credited with an entry. More than one recipe would be fabulous!
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
Thrifty Lesley has an associated Facebook Group. Do come over and say hello if you haven’t already joined. I’d love to see you
I’m a perpetual dieter, and to help with that endeavour, there is now also a Thrifty Lesley dieting group, a lovely, growing community