Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lasagne, made with slow cooked ragu

This lasagne looked and smelled amazing. Cheese is just amazing. The ragu was ok when it came out of the slow cooker. It would have been fine to eat as it was, but I added a few bits and pieces … Continue reading

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Ragu, slow cooked (and soon to become lasagne)

In a mega rush this morning. Chucked all this stuff in the slow cooker to make a ragu: 1 onion, chopped 2 courgettes, chopped 1 punnet mushrooms, sliced 3 large cloves garlic, crushed 1 carton passata with basil 1 carton … Continue reading

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A cheeky cava? Why not?!

A cheeky cava, with Sunday lunch, for no particular reason at all? Yes, please. We still have ten or so bottles left over from Mum’s 70th birthday celebrations, so really any excuse for a bubbly tipple is a good one! … Continue reading

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Midweek stew – done

When the stew had cooked for it’s nine hours I strained out the excess liquid in to a separate pan. I added a large glad of wine, brought to the boil, and reduced. After cooking for 15 minutes or so … Continue reading

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Midweek stew – chicken, leek and beans

Another midweek stew is in the slow cooker. This one has: eight pieces of chicken (leg and thighs), browned; a red onion, chopped; a leek, chopped; and a packet of green beans. I sprinkled herbs de Provence liberally over (probably … Continue reading

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Slimmed down potato gratin

I love potato gratin. This version is a little slimmed down, so a little less likely to make me feel guilty for eating too much of it… I think cheese is compulsory for gratin. It stops the top from burning … Continue reading

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Leftover chilli pasties

We had some leftover chilli from the other night. Seeing it was so super tasty it was a great candidate for a leftovers treat. Also, I’m trying to clear out the freezer and there were a couple packs of frozen … Continue reading

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