00Slow cooker Beef GoulashWe’ll get 3 meals from this pot, there are 8 of us. Goulash tonight with some rice or potatoes, and then I’ll make some pies or pasties tomorrow and pop them in the freezer00Slow Roast ChickenWhen I first attempted this recipe I was sceptical about how it would work. I had so many questions! I had always thought you had to put liquid in the slow cooker for it to work properly. I was delighted after my first attempt came out so well. This is such a time saving, fuss free way to make your Sunday roast it will change your Sunday routines forever! You simply pop it in the slow cooker and then you are free to go off and do whatever you want knowing that you will come home to a delicious cooked chicken. Cooking your chicken this way also means never having to worry about dry meat again. And as the meat just falls off the bones yo do seem to get a lot more meat off the carcass! What is that saying? Winner winner chicken dinner! Give it a go and let us know how you get o in the comments.00Leftover Lamb HotpotThis is a super tasty leftover lamb hotpot recipe! Now I’ve always looked forward to the luxury of a whole roast leg of lamb, served with sweet, seasonal vegetables and a dollop of homemade mint sauce. However, the best part of the whole experience is deciding what to do with the leftover roast lamb. The answer? A recipe for Leftover Lamb Hotpot.
This is a very simple recipe, based on the classic Lancashire hotpot, which makes the most of the meaty flavour and doesn’t hide it behind a veil of beefy gravy. For that reason, try your best to lay your hands on some lamb stock. You could even make some with the roasted bones from your joint of meat. It’ll make all the difference.
Don’t worry if you don’t have any leftover lamb. Lamb neck – scrag end – works really well here and can be picked up for around £6 per kilo. Just make sure you cook it for 2-3 hours to ensure juicy, succulent meat.00Sweet And Sour Veg Stir FryThis wonderful recipe for sweet and sour vegetables is so quick and versatile. The recipe can be fridge to table in 20 minutes which is great for our busy lives. You can use whatever vegetables you like. We suggest peppers, onions, green beans, baby corn, bean sprouts, shredded cabbage, mushrooms, baby broccoli, carrot ribbons etc etc - try and remember to eat the rainbow though by using as many different coloured vegetables as you can. This is wonderful served with rice or plain noodles on its own or as a side dish to cooked meat or you can even add diced or shredded cooked meats to the pan whilst cooking. If you give it a try be sure and let us know how you got on in the comments!
00Roast Leg Of LambRoast leg of lamb is traditionally roasted in a hot oven (190˚C–220˚C) though it can also be slow cooked at lower temperatures for much longer.
When cooking a leg of lamb whole, don’t remove any excess fat – it adds flavour and helps keep the meat tender. The fat will render down during cooking; drain it from the roasting tray and whisk it into your gravy for an extra boost of lamb flavour.
It is important to let the meat come to room temperature before beginning to ensure it will cook through evenly. It is also imperative to let the meat rest after cooking, 20 minutes is sufficient. Wrap the leg in tin foil to prevent it from getting too cold while you make your gravy.00Cream Cheese And Chive Quiche recipeWho doesn't love a quiche? And everyone knows that homemade always trumps shop bought. Quiche is one of those meals that I forget how much I love until I have it on my plate and I think 'why has it been so long since I've had this?' Quiche is also fab for summer lunchboxes and picnics as it is as tasty cold as it is warm. The addition of cream cheese in this particular recipe adds a lightness and extra creaminess that will blow you away. As always I encourage you to add extra veg or cooked meat to customise the taste to what you like best. 00Classic Toad In The Hole recipeA classic toad in the hole recipe that is guaranteed to rise perfectly. Family dinners don't get much more comforting than a classic toad in the hole. Fluffy Yorkshire pudding batter paired with hearty pork sausages, alongside a generous serving of rich onion gravy – all you need to add is your favourite veg on the side. This toad in the hole recipe will be one that you and your family will want to cook again and again. Have a go and let us know in the comments how you got on.00Perfect Beef Wellington recipeThis beef wellington recipe does not come under our usual money saving criteria however we have been asked by a facebook follower so decided to post. Sometimes we cook and post something like this and people say 'woah you can't make things like this for £20 a week' which is true. But, by being thrifty and saving money the majority of the time sometimes we can afford to splash out for special occasions. 00Chicken And Rice Soup recipeThis chicken and rice soup is one of my favourite soup recipes ever. it is fairly simple to cook but always gives amazing results. The rice makes it really filling which means it makes a good main meal as well as a lunch option. If we've had a roast chicken I will usually put the carcass on to cook in the slow cooker over night to make a lovely stock. Next morning I strain it and make this beautiful soup with the stock and all the extra little pieces of chicken that have come off the carcass. But you can just use a couple of chicken stock cubes if you don't have any stock. And if you don't have any cooked chicken you can stick a breast or thigh or drumstick in with the soup while it is cooking and then fish it out and shred it once cooked and put back in to the soup. Give it a go and let us know how you get on in the comments.