Lots of great recipes but having just been given a slow cooker I might give this Mexican Beef Stew a go. Normally I cook in a casserole on our wood burner top so it will be interesting to see what, if any, difference a slow cooker makes. Feel free to let me know any slow cooker ideas below!
For those of you that have read my blog before, you will know I put up my first ever meal plan post on Sunday. Meal planning is a regular occurrence in my house, unfortunately so is going slightly off-piste! Needing to write up those meals, plus day 13 of my Blogging101 course, meant I was looking for a food event to take part in. Lo and behold CookOnceEatTwice reared it perfect head. So here goes…..
Day 4 of my current blogging101 course is to write for your ideal reader. I’m a bit late starting this post as I’ve been trying to work out just who my ideal reader is. I discussed it with the Other Half and his answer was the truest so far ‘a girl a lot like you’. I’ve always said I write for myself and if anyone else enjoys it, that’s a bonus. The more I thought about it, the more I realised he was right. I’m writing to a younger version of me, trying to get across that cooking is a lot simpler than people think so just cracking on and have a go. Fortunately, the next post I had planned was ideal for this, a simple sausage casserole, the ultimate comfort food.
I haven’t baked bread for ages, over a year at least. Returning to part time work has given me a little more time and this week I put that to use and made a hearty sausage casserole (post coming soon!) accompanied by some nice fresh bread. The Other Half reckons this is the best bread I’ve made yet. It was based on a recipe from Bread by Eric Treuille and Ursula Ferrigno.
I doubt this recipe has any authenticity to it but it is a dish we enjoy, comfort food in one of its best forms. There was also enough leftovers to turn into a pasta bake the next day.