With the weather being a little more autumnal recently, I have started using my slow cooker again. I love my slow cooker – such an easy way to make a great tasting meal for my family, which makes the meat so tender and full of flavour.
As much as I love cooking and experimenting with flavours, I do sometimes think that I play it too safe and am not adventurous enough with my meals. I guess, in part, it is because I have a fussy family and I would hate to cook a meal using new ingredients, that are not tried and tested, only for my finished creation to be unliked and thus not eaten!
Sometimes it is hard trying to think of meals to cook when your family are a little on the fussy side. I was watching an episode of Food & Drink the other day hosted by the chef Tom Kerridge, the theme of which was about creating new dishes as apparently many people eat the same meals week in week out, and admit to not trying new dishes and havent done for 10 years!
I love fish and would eat a lot more if my family were not so fussy about eating it! My OH will only eat cod encased in batter or breadcrumbs, so fish fingers fish cakes or battered cod for him then! The boys are not much better……although occasionaly I have sneaked some tuna pasta bake into them without them realising that they are eating fish!