Thursday, 14 October 2010
And thank you, Talie, the waterproofs arrived yesterday, and are fabulous, ok a little short in the leg for my rather tall boy - but with wellies it doesn't matter; the dunagrees will be fine for this winter :-)
Another busy week filled with toddler groups, feeding ducks, playing in the garden, and a need to be organised and keep on top of washing up etc; not my forte normally. The slowcooker has become my best friend again. Monday I made a veg stew and then dry fried some organic mince to add; with that I made cottage pie. For lunch we had the veg stew blended into a soup, and then Tuesday night I used the left over stew with mince to make lasagne in the slowcooker. I chucked in half a jar of passata, bit more garlic, some dried thyme and reduced it down a bit to intensify the flavours and thicken a little. I made a roux white sauce, using the all in one method, and added some garlic, more dried thyme and parmasan cheese for flavouring. Then I built up the lasagne in the crock pot, and then turned it on for 7 hours on low and left it be. An hour or so from the end I changed hte setting to high and added some chedder to the top. Mmm, nom, nom, nom.
Had a lovely time and Rye is sat next to me snoring his head off - a sign, me thinks of a really fun day ;-)