Monday, 15 April 2013
Number of batches: 4 batches of 4 servings
1.5kg minced beef
3 knorr beef stock pots
1 large onion
2 sticks diced celery
2 medium carrots - grated
3 tbsp mixed herbs
3 cartons of passatta
2 tins chopped tomatoes
500g sliced mushrooms
salt and pepper to taste
Put all the raw ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
If the batch is needed in 4 hours, brown the mince first before adding to the slow cooker.
|Easy Instructions for a Three Course Meal|
So every week, I'll be posting easy to follow instructions to make your big meal. As one of my rules of life is to prepare food in advance, I can assure you as much as possible will be from the freezer!
This week, our restaurant choice is Italian.
Sunday, 14 April 2013
The batch cooking and freezing is working so well. Its saving hours of time and loads of money. Waste is reduced and the variety of food we eat is increased.
Today is a cooking day as freezer stocks are running low. This is what this weeks menu is looking like...
Monday - Chilli Con Carne and Rice with Tacos. (from freezer, cook on low from frozen)
Tuesday - mushroom stuffed chicken breasts. A Gino D'Acampo idiet recipe. (from freezer, defrost and cook)
Wednesday - slow cooked Italian and wild mushroom stew. Another Gino idiet recipe. (cooked a double batch on Monday and stored half in fridge and other half frozen)
Thursday - Fish and Chips. Fish from freezer.
Friday - Vegetarian Chilli and rice (from freezer)
Saturday - ooh quite possibly a take away!
Sunday - The Big Three Courser
Garlic Bread with Tomato
I'll be posting more about my big three courser on Wednesday
What are you planning for this week?
I like ease myself into Sundays by reading random stuff on my Stumble Upon app.
For those that don't know, Stumble Upon is a bookmarking site which finds sites categorised to match your interests. Much like Pinterest. So you enter your interests, share a few pages of your own and those that you come across that are of interest to you and then hit the stumble upon button.
Here's what this week is throwing at me....
Pimpthatsnack - how to supersize your treats. A giant Reeces peanut butter cup, gingerbread chav and more
Loads of quick money saving projects on Thriftyfun.com such as how to make a Starbucks cup reuseable.
The most favourited recipes on foodgawker. Some really tasty all American recipes on here
And here's one I found hilarious...
So what have you found that's worth sharing?
If you're on twitter, tweet your faves with the #Sundaystumble tag
Monday, 1 April 2013
Talk first classes are a 45 minute session focusing on developing verbal and non verbal communication between babies (and young children) and their carers.
There's loads of fun with Dexter the signing puppet and sing alongs.
Classes are available in most areas. The Fylde area is run by the lovely Joyce who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll be reporting back later!