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What a Crock...

October 3, 2014

It’s that time of year again… the days are noticeably shorter and the evening air has much more of a chill to it. The metaphor of my “salad days” being over is true in reality as we start October.

I’m not complaining. We have had an exceptionally mild September and early evening strolls still see Lovely Husband and I wearing sunglasses and t-shirts without the need for jumpers or cardi’s, but the air is noticeably cooler and my thoughts are moving away from summer dining al fresco, towards appropriate autumn suppers.

It seems that Autumn is definitely a “crock” for me. When pondering what to have for work night suppers I decided that “croque monsieur” would be a quick and tasty supper option and discovered a recipe on the WLR database. (I am currently investigating variations on this theme and trying to find a recipe which includes the béchamel sauce topping – which I am rather partial to, so will keep you posted on that).

Continuing with the “Croc…” (it’s a tenuous link but you can’t blame a girl for trying) I decided to ring the changes from mashed potato or rice by picking up some potato croquettes. I wandered down to my local supermarket and was astonished to discover that there were none to be had. I strolled up and down the appropriate freezer aisle three times peering hopefully but to no avail….

As far as I’m aware there hasn’t been a nationwide product recall on these, nor am I aware of any “health scare” relating to the consumption of said potato products so am baffled as to why I can’t pick them up during my weekly shop. But having got them into my head my brain would not accept defeat and so, once again, I turned to the trusty WLR recipe database to see if any other WLR members had similar cravings and had come up with a “friendly” version. I couldn’t see any recipe on there but my attention was caught by potatoes stuffed with cheese and broccoli. It wasn’t what I was looking for but just the name tempted my taste buds and further inspection of the recipe showed that it was not beyond my limited culinary skills and would be idea to accompany a grilled steak or chicken breast on a cool October evening.

Finally… and one of the reasons why Autumn is bearable, I retrieved my trusty “crock pot” (which is the name I give to my slow cooker) from the top of the fridge. It has been languishing there since May but now that summer is well and truly over, it is time to start preparing the healthy and hearty stews and casseroles which LH loves on dark evening when the day’s work is done and we are safely snug and warm in Hudson HQ.

I used it extensively last winter and it was a great success. I could throw all my WLR-logged ingredients into it in the morning, set it for a gentle eight hour simmer, and return home to the most delicious aroma wafting from the kitchen and around the house. The other good thing is that it seems that other WLR members are equally fond of their slow cookers and there is an extensive range of recipes on the database to choose from. I am spoilt for choice and LH and I are really looking forward to sampling the slow cooker beef curry which we have decided is going to be our first “crock-pot supper” for Autumn 2014.

I am disappointed that summer is over (a fact heralded at Hudson HQ by the fact that my gazebo has been dismantled at the end of the summer season and is safely tucked away until Easter 2015), but the prospect of returning home from our evening workout walks to a cosy house and hearty tasty supper really doesn’t seem too gloomy a prospect. Added to that the fact that the supper is all logged and accounted for is a bonus. Great food and an ever-reducing waistline. That sounds like a good start to the Autumn/Winter season to me….

Have a wonderful WLR weekend.

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