Monday, 21 January 2019

Slow Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry Recipe

I wanted a super easy recipe to ease myself back into batch cooking after the Christmas break.  This certainly didn't disappoint, it was super quick to prepare and tasted scrumptious.  I can definitely see this becoming a favourite for those hectic weeks.

Chicken 2kg
Sweet Potato 1kg
Peas 1kg
Curry Powder
Coconut Milk 2 tins
Chicken Stock


Makes 21 servings.  
46p per portion.
297 Kcal per serving.

Dice the chicken and throw it in the slow cooker - no need to brown.

Peel the sweet potatoes.  Dice them in a food processor or with a knife if you don't have one.  Add them to the slow cooker.

Throw in a bag of frozen peas.

Four stock cubes.

Half a pack of curry powder - add less or more according to your tastes, our's are on the spicy side.

Last but not least, 2 tins of coconut milk.  Don't make the mistake I did and pick up the low fat stuff, it's too watery as you can see.    

Cook with the slow cooker on low for about 6 hours.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Simplicity 1332 Skirt Sewing Project

Surprisingly this is the very first skirt I've made my now 3 year old daughter.  Simplicity 1332 is a super easy really simple skirt pattern and it sewed up lovely and quickly.  It would be super fast to do a batch of these as presents.  I have some lovely dress fabric that's currently unloved . . . For my first sew with Simplicity 1332 I've gone for a plain black woven cotton.

Tools and Materials:
Black woven cotton from stash.

Right sides together, pin, sew and serge side seams.

Serge hem and press.

Serge waist and press.

Insert elastic.  

Pin waist elastic casing.

Stitch waist elastic casing with twin needle.

Stitch hem with twin needle.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Spicy Thai Shrimp Soup Recipe

Easy, tasty and healthy, what's not to love?  The spice I guess, if you're not a fan but I most certainly am.  Little Miss, not so much but Little Pickle was quite happy to demolish her portion after polishing off his own. 

Prawns 600g £6.58
Garlic 1 bulb 19p
Onions 1kg 50p
Peppers 700g £1.28
Ginger 1 pack 42p
Red Curry Paste 1 Jar 79p
Coconut Milk 1 Can 75p
Lemon Juice Half a bottle 17p
Chicken Stock 4 cubes 12p
Oil for frying

Total Cost £10.80 / 21 portions = 51p per portion

2736 KCal = 130 KCal per portion



Dice the onions and add them to the pan with some oil.

Mince the garlic and add that too.

Peel and mince the ginger.  This can be left in the food processor.

Add the peppers and dice them.

Fry the onions and garlic until soft.

Throw in the prawns.

Then the peppers with the ginger.

The curry paste,

Then the coconut milk

And four stock cubes.

Add lemon juice to taste

And bring to the boil.  

Leave to simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Portion up ready for the freezer.

Serve with a hot crusty roll.

You can add a little boiling water if you prefer a thinner soup.

What's your preference spice or not??