Exploring the slow cooker
Friday, January 15, 2016
As I have written earlier, I invested in a crock pot and I am still exploring it - yesterday I made a "honey mustard chicken" recipe from Spark People and it was delicious -but I think it was delicious because of the spicing so this morning I have started another corckpot with the same honey-mustard-thyme-garlic-etc spicing but mostly onion, some potato and some carrots too. I also added some green lentils so the protein will be looked after too...The crockpot might be one of those gadgets that I use intensely for a while and then it goes into the deep of the cupboard...I do have a clay pot that I use now and then but not as much as I could... the thing about the crockpot is that I do have the idea to "load" it in the morning and then food would be ready when I come home from work. I already discovered the downside of that, it is not smart to prepare food in the morning when I need to go to work... so I will have to think about preparing the night before and then just fill the crockpot in the morning. Another of those logistic problems that I have learned means a lot to me.
Finally got around to do some exercise yesterday. It is really cold again, stepping outside a second more than necessary is not what I want, I did 30 minutes of Wii dancing in front of teve and the good thing about it was that I did not notice as time passed, was too occupied with trying to get the moves right.
It is too cold inside again - 20 outside means +15 inside and I want at least -17 to feel comfortable. The weather report says that this will last at least a week... I fear it! But the dawn is breaking and I can see that the bird feeder is empty, better step outside and refill it before the early birds come!