Saturday, June 8, 2013

Get your slow cookers and crock pots out!

There is no excuse for complaining about expensive shopping if you own a slow cooker or crock pot. If you don't have one, then get on down to the local op shop and I am sure they will almost give you one.
Next, go to the bulk bins and buy split peas and lentils or if you feel really lazy, one of the 'soup mixes.' All you need then is some bacon bones from the Mad Butcher or Aussie Butcher (your own butcher or supermarkets too) and chuck everything into the cooker with boiling water. Feel free to add garlic, onions and any left over veggies. If you are the adventurous type, then add a few cloths and pepper. Let it all cook and swerve it up with toast or scones (also cheap and easy to make). All this is good for your pocket and your health, so stop sitting on your butts and get to it! Yes, I'm talking to you! What I have just outlined is one hell of a lot cheaper than KFC or other takeaways.

Hello Barbados! Great to see you.

When I looked at the countries who have been reading my blogs and I saw Barbados, I was wrapped. That means I was most pleased for those not used to my Kiwi terminology. Keep reading my blogs and no doubt you will get used to my strange use of words. On a day like today, sitting in my lounge, watching the rain fall along with the temperature and I can visualise the beautiful white-sanded (I think!) beaches of lovely Barbados and transport myself there to sip a long drink before slipping into the warm waters of the Caribbean. A dream maybe, but a bloody nice one! Keep reading, my new Barbados friend(s).