I do have a love affair with my slow cooker – bought both of my Little Farm assistants, Esmerelda and Blanca, one each for their Xmas presents last year and they are both hooked too! Here are a couple of tips for you if you use a slow cooker –
- I don’t like cooking anything but stews/casseroles in my slow cooker. I know that there are a ton of recipes for cakes and sauces etc – but I don’t think its worth the effort.
- Also although many recipes call for you to brown in flour or just in a skillet whatever the protein is that you are using, I have found that it works out fine to NOT do that and just throw everything into the slow cooker and let it cook – easy fast and only one thing to clean – so don’t worry about doing it that way.
- Most of the recipes I will add a couple of TBSP of cornflour to about a ¼ cup of the liquid in the slow cooker just before serving and mix it up with more and more liquid until no lumps then add it to the slow cooker and leave it to simmer for about 15 mins – so as to create a thicker gravy – personal preference.
Here are some divine pictures of our little ones – holiday times are so fabulous – the children get SOOOO excited! And music is a large part of that – here the four grandsons are participating in a musical early morning serenade!