What have I been doing today?
Well first of all - I have got this up and running.
Yup, that is my slow cooker.
I made a beef casserole - I just used my usual method of making this as if I was doing it in a pan and just put it in the slow cooker. It cooked for 7 hours and the beef was extremely tender - the meat just fell apart!!!
The only thing I did notice was that the flavours weren't quite at intense as they are when I make it in a pan. I think the reason for that is because the stock and water doesn't evaporate and reduce like it does in a pan.
So next time I will just have to put less water in and add more flavours.
By the way many thanks to everyone who suggested places to find recipes - I had a good browse through google and pinterest and found a whole load of stuff. :))
And then I also did this!!!
I made marmalade - it is all bottled and just waiting to be tried.
I will be the guinea pig and do that tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it has been successful this time - I will let you know tomorrow. :))
It looks ok though don't you think?
I feel like I have been in the kitchen all day - but I have quite enjoyed myself :))
Hope you all had a great Sunday and are ready for the week ahead.