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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Slow cooker goodness!

Yesterday morning I received my weekly delivery of milk and meat from Farmers Direct. I'm really enjoying this, and then on Thursday my fruit and veggies arrive. I don't get too much, but what I've ordered seems to be almost right, so that's good.

To use up some stuff in the fridge, I thought I'd make a slow cooker hotpot for dinner.  So in went some large chunks of chicken thigh fillet, chunky diced carrots, onions, potatoes, parsnips, swedes, and a couple of cloves of garlic. Then about 4 litres of chicken stock.  Sound a bit like soup? It should cos it was actually a veggie soup pack from Woolies. I had basically made chicken soup but it was very very chunky and not soup-like at all.  

After it had cooked for 8 hours, it smelled great but looked strange, like overly chunky chicken and veggie soup. So I threw in half a packet of risoni and my amazement, it worked and all of a sudden we had an edible meal! And healthy too! No added oil and easy to make. Still looks a bit odd, but tasted good :)

1 comment:

Me said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you managed to salvage your slow cooker meal - I don't think I would have thought of rescuing it like that - I would have just thought I had wasted a meal !!!!
Have a great day and take care !