We’re still enjoying taking part in Crocktober but I’m starting to run a little short of ideas now so it looks like Google is going to be my friend this week.
We had beef stew on Monday although I got a bit potato happy with it and it looks in the photo like it was actually potato stew! It was delicious though and tasted really nice with some home made Yorkshire puds!
Last nights beef stew leftovers went in a pie although I strained most of the gravy off so the pie wasn’t soggy. The gravy was heated up separately and poured over the pie. Don’t tell anyone but I used ready made pastry as I was in a hurry although I did get it in the reduced section if that makes you feel better though.
No tea needed tonight as we were out until quite late so we had tea out.
Thursday was homemade hog roast day although the piece of pork we bought was a lot fattier than it had looked so it took me ages to separate the meat from the fat once the joint was cooked. Once I had though, the meat was so lovely in a bun with some stuffing and some apple sauce. My favourite meal of the week by far!
Today was dedicated to topping up my freezer supply of homemade tomato sauce which I use for everything from pasta sauce to pizza toppings and from a base to tuna pasta bake to a sauce to cook chicken in.
We tried jacket potatoes in the slow cooker today and they were a huge success. It was just me and Miss Frugal for tea as the boys were at the pictures and got snacks there and this was the perfect solution. She had her favourite tuna and cheese topping and I had some mince and onion from the freezer on top of mine. They’re super easy – all you do is the usual prick the potato, rub in some olive oil and sprinkle some salt on them, wrap in foil and cook on high till they’re done. Mine took about 4 1/2 hours.
I’ll show you later – I’m planning to make slow cooker rice pudding.
It’s not too late to join in with Crocktober – you can find lots of inspiration over the Crock-Pot UK Facebook page if you want to join in.
(PS sorry about some of the photos, I’ve lost my camera’s memory card…. again!)