The Slow Cooker

I just could not be without my slow cooker. So long as you have the ingredients you can just throw everything in and leave it to cook while you do something else. If you’re going out and you don’t trust the slow cooker to behave whilst unattended you could still cook something delicious over night if you are home. 

Today I am making celery soup. I bought ready trimmed celery, such a cheat I know but a great time saver… I will chop it roughly, add an onion and the pea juice I saved from last nights tinned peas. The onion can just be peeled and cut in quarters. To that I will add a cup of boiling water. 

I give everything five minutes in the microwave to make sure it’s hot to begin with and then I will just leave it to cook in the slow cooker all day. 

When I am ready to dish up, the celery and onion will be soft and mashable. However, if anyone needs it super smooth, I can blend it in seconds with my stick blender. 

If you know anyone who is back and forth to hospital and you’re able to offer them a home cooked ready meal I can guarantee they would be grateful!