And by toy I mean something that children shouldn’t be allowed near. Food loving college students should probably be kept well away from said something too, especially when they’re clumsy and have a tendency to burn themselves, but it’s too late for that.
After mulling over the idea for a few days, I finally caved today and went bought a slow cooker. Technically, seeing as I paid with nectar points, it only cost me 49p in all! That makes me a very happy
bunny birdy right now. I couldn’t wait to give it go, so swung past Lidl on the way home to grab some meat and onions to throw in with the vegetables I already had in the fridge. As I type, my vegetable & pork stew/casserole is cooking away nicely, and I really can’t wait to see how it turns out!
So far I’ve managed to stick to my vow of ‘I will eat more home-cooked food and more veggies, less sugar, and I will eat out less and I shall stop eating cereal for dinner’. Okay, I did have pizza yesterday, but I was helping a friend move into their new flat and we had a catch-up before watching a movie. That aside, since I’ve started eating more healthily, I’ve been feeling a lot healthier and less lethargic. You are what you eat, I guess.
But, with classes starting up again in a week and with the days getting shorter and colder, I can see myself wavering a little. After a day of lectures, lab practicals, tutorials and/or grumbling over essays I usually can’t be bothered cooking up the something nutritious I’d told myself I would make that morning. In the past, I’ve usually gone with the easy option and grabbed the bran-flakes. Now I won’t have an excuse. I can throw everything into the pot in the morning and come home to tasty food, or I can make my meals on the weekend and freeze them for later in the week.
There are so many recipes I’m looking forwards to trying, and I’m also hoping I can convert some of the tasty dishes I miss from home into slow-cooker recipes. If there’s anything this year I’m really happy that I bought (other than my DSLR and a really cozy sweater I got from the thrift store last week) it’s my
baby slow cooker.
(If any of you have any super tasty slow-cooker/crock-pot recipes you love, please do share them!)