Slow cooking is truly amazing… to put your ingredients in the pot as you leave the house early in the morning, and arrive home to a nutritious home-cooked meal is nothing short of a miracle (in my opinion).
However slow cookers aren’t just for slow-cooking.
Slow cookers are the epitome of convenience. There are certain dishes, such as bolognaise that can be partly cooked and then finished off in the slow cooker.
For example, prepare a beef bolognaise sauce in a pan, so that it’s almost cooked, then pop it in the slow cooker on low 2 hours prior to serving. This allows you to prep a meal at a time that suits you. From time to time I partly cook a dish just before the school run, for Dinner two hours later.
For those with partners that eat later, you can use your slow cooker to keep certain meals warm, so they can dish up when they return home.
Slow cookers are also amazing for sauces, gravy and hot punches/drinks. Perhaps you have cooked a roast dinner in the traditional way. Rather than leave the meal to get cold whilst prepping the gravy, do it in advance and leave in slow cooker ready to serve. The same goes for custard.
I always keep a pot full of mulled wine in my slow cooker the day we put up the Christmas Tree, Christmas Day and also this year New Year’s Eve!
As with any technical cooking tips – use your common sense, and adhere to the manufacturers guidelines.
Slow cooking revolutionised my life – it could revolutionise yours!
Spread the word and let’s start a Slow Cooker Revolution