Cold, wet and hungry? 

Hello Dear Reader,

We’ve got dirty weather! You know the sort where you can barely see the car in front of you on the commute home. The temperature has dropped and the house felt really cold when I got home….well, it was until I got my fleece PJs on! On days like these (Sept-May!) I need to come home and have something to eat straight away.  Before I left this morning, I used

1 reduced price pack of chopped chicken breast

2 chopped leeks

1 sliced onion

6 medium potatoes cut into large chunks

1/2 a swede cut into cubes

2 tins of tomatoes

1 stock pot

1/2 bunch chopped celery

Add the lot to a slow cooker and cook on low all day. When I got home, I threw in a tablespoon on gluten free gravy granules to thicken.

Most of our weekday meals will be simple meat, veg and stock cooked together in the slow cooker and ready to eat when we get home. It’s not much to look at but I’m hungry enough to eat anything when I get in and I don’t want any faffing around and just want supper.

Nothing to fancy to share at the moment, just chuck it in and cook it food.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxxx

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15 thoughts on “Cold, wet and hungry? 

  1. It looks delicious. I have a plethora of chicken breasts, canned tomatoes, and potatoes, so thought I might try a version of this soon. I confess to having to look up “swede” and “stock pot,” though.

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  2. I’ve just got the slow cooker out of the cupboard ready for autumnal soups & stews. Fantastic for having something ready to eat as soon as you get home.
    A fave is butternut squash & ginger. Roughly chop the squash and an onion, crumble a veggie stock cube, season, add some squeezy ginger from a tube and water. Makes the most delicious soup, & if you stir in a dollop of cream cheese before whizzing with the stick blender and serving it takes on a lovely, creamy texture.

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  3. I know what a stock pot in the US is–a huge pot in which to cook large amounts of food. It was originally just a pot to cook things to make stock, which is a very delicious liquid. It can be vegetable or meat stock or a combination.

    But, I feared for the poor man you chopped into the pot.

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    • Knorr just started selling the condensed stock in tubs up here in Canada. Think about the size of an individual portion of applesauce from Motts.

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      • They’ve been down here in the USA for years: chicken, beef, and vegetarian/veggie versions. Pricey, but when there is a sale, especially this time of year, and better yet when I can stack a coupon on top.

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  4. I tend to batch cook when I’m in the mood, so as long as I remember to take it out of the freezer in the morning, all I have to do is heat it up when I get home.

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  5. What time do you get up in the morning? How long does it take you to prep this meal in the morning? I’m having a rejig with my organisation especially now it’s winter and working more. Thanks

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