We had another parents’ evening tonight and I arrived home shortly after seven. Within minutes of getting my coat off, I had a chicken casserole with spuds on my plate. One of the best things I own, is my slow cooker. It saves me so much money and means I can eat lavishly with little effort. This morning, I added two frozen chicken breasts (always try to get them on the bone, they’re cheaper and they hold together when they cook), three sliced carrots, half a chopped onion, a sliced pepper, and four chopped sticks of celery. I mixed up a chicken casserole mix with water and stirred that in. I always balance the peeled spuds on top, they fall apart if you add them to the casserole and they cook in the rising heat. I switched this onto cook at 6 am this morning and it was still perfect at 7.30 in the evening.
There is something so satisfying about a plate of simple food, cheap and nutritious and on the plate in seconds.