Thursday, 23 January 2014

Food

I admit it. I am no Nigella or Delia although I could possibly be likened to one of The Hairy Bikers if in the right light but certainly not in the kitchen!

A gourmet meal in my house is often whatever the magic of my slow cooker produces after I've shoved everything in, closed my eyes and prayed to the cooking Gods that I will end up with something at least half edible at the end. It usually works I'm pleased to say.

Half the time I need not worry anyway. Harvey's answer to the nightly question of "what would you like for tea?" with "soup and sausages". Yes, you read that right.

soup and sausages

Random child but apparently not alone! 

My cousin's little boy wanted gravy with his salad. That Facebook status had me chuckling away one evening and in her words, "he is pretty adamant you can't have one without the other." He would be a great asset for an ahhhhhhhhh Bisto! advert as he is obviously a huge fan.

Alyssa is obsessed with pickled onions and I physically have to ration the onions else she would eat an entire jar in one sitting. Cabbage is another favourite of hers too. I swear she is a 90-year-old lady in a 6-year-old body.

Come on then Morphy 'the slow cooker' Richards, do your best! 


Tonight we are definitely avoiding the washing up as Alyssa is unwell. (Harvey quite possibly would be too if I let him eat whatever he wanted. )


26 comments:

  1. I wouldn't say no to a bowl of Heinz tommy soup with a few hot dogs floating in it!! x

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  2. I love our slow cooker, they are great time savers. We recently cooked a self saucing pudding in the slow cooker and it was delicious. It's incredible what you can cook in there.

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  3. LOL I actually think soup and sausages sounds like quite a good combination - not sure about gravy with salad though!

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  4. I got a slow cooker about a month ago.....rarely used it though!

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  5. I have a slow cooker but never use it, I really should get it out and try again.

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  6. My slow cooker is amazing I love it! Always seems like there is less washing up when I use it.

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  7. I adore my slow cooker. I love soup and sandwiches!

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  8. Salad and gravy had me laughing in my brew! I love my slow cooker but find sometimes there is the same amount of pots because of all the prep, definitely worth it in the end though.

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  9. I love my slow cooker, but not so sure about gravy and salad. But you can't beat a bowl of soup sometimes.

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  10. You can't beat a warm bowl of soup, not too sure about the sausages though! xxx

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  11. our slow cooker is fab, great when we're out all day or just busy!

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  12. I love our slow cooker - the only problem is the kids hate any sort of stew I cook in it!

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  13. Love my slow cooker! Saves me so much time!

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  14. I would love a slow cooker...I really must invest in one soon...maybe next winter as they seem particularly good for warming winter foods!

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  15. I actually made a sausage soup for my son at his request. It was basically a runny casserole but he loved it!

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    1. Great news that he loved it. I may have to try now then. :)

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  16. This would be awesome... but with Hayden's allergies I simply can't but for myself ... ohhh yeah! HAHA

    Lotte xo
    Berice Baby - London Lifestyle & Kids Fashion Blog

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  17. I need to use my slow cooker more, I could deal with sausages in soup, but gravy on lettuce might be a step too far x

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  18. I loooove soup but not sure about the sausages ha ha! x

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  19. I am addicted to food lol, i dont think theres anythign i wont eat except cereal , lol, i do love my slow cooker though

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  20. I love our slow cooker. Saves us tons of time and we manage to cook lots of delicious meals in it.

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  21. I can quite easily eat a hole jar of pickled onions too! I love their food concoctions!

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  22. I love how children see food combinations. xx

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  23. Soup and sausages sounds like my little boy! Aha x

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  24. Ooh I haven't used the slow cooker for a while now, maybe it's time to pull it out the cupboard, dust it off and get cooking. x

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