Slow cooker beef casserole – super lazy version!

Fancy making a nice slow cooker beef casserole? Don’t want to put too much effort in? I’ve got you covered! This slow cooker beef casserole takes just 5 minutes to get ready and you can even cook dumplings in the pot. You can make this for under £5, serving 3-4 hungry people. Obviously this depends on the appetite and the quality of the ingredients that you buy. If your budget is small then you do what you can. Anyway, here we go. My slow cooker beef casserole – the super lazy version!

Slow cooker beef casserole - A look at the dinner once the flour has been added

Here is a look at the slow cooker beef casserole after the flour is added but before the dumplings.

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Airfryer sweet potato fries – tasty and low calorie!

I’m a real fan of cooking food from scratch. Firstly, it is usually cheaper. Secondly it is usually healthier too. These are a winning combination for me and often what motivate me to get off my backside and make something tasty for dinner. While getting a takeaway is a nice treat I don’t always want to feed my family unhealthy food and this is where my airfryer sweet potato fries come in. They are a nice compromise between fried chips and being healthier. Which I’m often trying to be these days. My airfryer sweet potato fries take just a few minutes to prepare and they are pretty tasty too.

My airfryer sweet potato fries taste delicious, are simple to make and healthy too

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Simple cheese straws.

The lovely people at Wyke farms recently sent us some of their delicious cheese so I have just had another attempt at this recipe – it is still just as easy and even more delicious with the addition of Wyke Farms cheese!

I like to bake, cook and clean in my home. I’m a regular ‘1950’s housewife’ according to my friends, which suits me just fine.

Sometimes I want to make something tasty but I am short on time, or effort. It is days like this when I make cheese straws, puff pastry sausage rolls or other party food. Party food is always a hit in my home, especially when we have guests over.

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Tear & share bread – Panasonic SD2501

Bread is life. In our house at least. Any meal where I serve bread alongside it is always going to go down well with my husband. That effect is ramped up more when it is tear & share bread. Who doesn’t enjoy food that you can tear apart with your hands?!

I’ve had a Panasonic SD2501 breadmaker for a few years now. It is super versatile and makes much more than just bread. Cakes and jam for example. I love that I can be lazy and use it to mix up a dough while I take care of housework or online work. This tear & share bread is one such item that I make regularly. It keeps for a few days after it has been baked, at least, and freezes really well also.

Tear & share bread

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Gousto Review box 2

At the end of last year my husband and I tried a Gousto box for the first time. Gousto is an online company that will pick and pack the ingredients you need for an agreed recipe. The items are then sent out to you, by courier, and you can work through the recipe cards provided.

We have already received a box previously and you can read my post about that box here.

Gousto Review box 2 – what was inside the box

Gousto Review box 2

Firstly this is what the box will look like when it arrives.

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