Whats Hot Mama
I HATE COOKING...part 3
Ok, so if you have been following my blogs you know that I am not a HUGE lover of the kitchen. I have my 7 fall back dishes that generally see me through. They are easy to cook, taste yummy, make the kids happy and easy to clean up. Four ticks on the Hot Mama Cooking Checklist.
Having been gifted the lovely produce from the equally lovely folks at McCormick, it was time to answer the challenge of the Beef Brew with Herb Dumplings (check out the McCormick website for all their recipes).
Probably the only thing I love about winter is a hearty stew. I love it even more when it involves a slow cooker. Being a 'non cook' I have decided that the slow cooker is probably THE best kitchen appliance we own. It's simply a matter of chop chop chop, chuck it all in, give it a stir, add the pre-measured McCormick herbs and spices and away you go. Literally. Slooooooowwwww cook away my friend.
Then 20 minutes before I served, I rustled up a few dumplings (I haven't made these before - easy peasy), popped them in the slow cooker and I was done.
Happily, it was a chilly night - perfect stew weather. The dish was a huge success with even the more fussy child loving slopping the gravy up with the dumplings. For me - simply delicious with a glass of red and best of all only ONE pot to wash up.
So, now I have 8 dishes that tick all my boxes....
Kate Christie is What's Hot Mama. She owns Babysitters and More, an online service putting busy people in touch with local babysitters, nannies, cleaners, housekeepers, personal carers, pet carers and other home helpers.