This post wasn't supposed to be like this. This post was supposed to be "HOORAH! Look at me the domestic Goddess! Bask the reams of culinary wisdom that I unto you!"
I promised 5 consecutive evenings of new dining delights to my husband. This did not happen.
Here's how my week of culinary exploration panned out;
Monday - Great! New sausage casserole recipe (to follow)
Tuesday - Chicken and rice in the slow cooker... I don't want to talk about it.
Wednesday - Plain boring salmon with thanks to the motivation Tuesdays efforts zapped from me.
Thursday - HUGE pub lunch with family so we snacked for dinner.
Friday - Meatballs from here.
(Lush Nuby bib in testing...)
So yeah... Not what intended BUT I do have one new recipe that did turn out pretty great so here is is...
2 sticks of celery
1 red onion
1 tsp paprika
3 sprigs of thyme
2 cloves of garlic
3 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp flour
500ml beef stock
Brown sausages and the chopped red onion in a pan. Chop the carrots and swede in to large chunks, slice the celery finely and crush the garlic. CHUCK these in to the slow cooker but keeping the sausages to one side for a moment. Heat the stock in the pan you used to brown the sausages and onion. Add the paprika, thyme, black pepper and tomato puree to the stock and stir. Pour in to the slow cooker and CHUCK the sausages on top. Cook on low for 5 hours. Open, remove the sausages, sprinkle to the flour over the top and turn over gently. CHUCK the sausages back in and cook for another hour. Serve with mash. Nom.
Culinary inspiration is still a work in progress. I guess it will be for a while. Keep calm, carry on cooking.