Cooking ideas

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  1. Angus dog

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    How do we get a forum specially for cooking ideas ?
    We just bought a small slow cooker (1.5 l capacity ) Huge success today :
    1 onion chopped
    2 thin cut steaks with chimichurri dressing bought from M&S chopped into strips
    Tin of tomatoes
    Veg Stockton
    Salt and pepper

    Chop onion and fry off in butter in pan and add to slow cooker
    Cut meat in to strips and fry off until brown .Add to slow cooker
    Add tomatoes and stockot to pan to heat and then add to slow cooker
    Add sauce from M&S pack to slow cooker
    Add salt and pepper to slow cooker
    Cook on high for 1 hour
    Add small potatoes
    Cook on low for 3 hours

    Serve with home made speciality bread from local shop or whatever you fancy

    We had a lovely Rioja but I am sure you can come up with your own favoutite at this point
    Good luck. We are off to pub

    Gareth and Linda
     
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    use a pressure cooker uses less gas and so quick .plus less steam in the van .
    do meat veg anything even a cake .but not together . ha ha .
     
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    For a Curry?....
    ..:Wink:

    :BigGrin:
     
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    chuck all those ingrediants into a pressure coker turn on high within a couple minutes put weight on turn down heat wait 8 mins . put cooker in cold water to cool . all done . cant be easier or use less gas and all the goodness is still in the pan .
     
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    We were given a pressure cooker when we got married, it took me a while to pluck up courage to use it........eventually I decided to try it out but it was frightening at first with all the loud hissing. Then when the children were young it terrified them and they would run out of the kitchen when it was on:cry::Laughing:

    I didn't use it for a long time after that, but great for casseroles in a fraction of the time, as well soup and loads of other things
    too. By the way, this was away back in 1980, it was a Tower one, but I'm sure they're much quieter than that nowadays. We also have a slow-cooker, but we like one-pot meals when away in the van. Bill hates to do the washing-up:Angry:

    Margaret
     
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    What's wrong with getting "steamy" in the van????:Wink:
     
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    We have to vote for the slow-cooker here, because at least with a slow-cooker you can put all the ingredients into the pot and go off and enjoy your day or for however long it takes.

    With the pressure cooker you need to be there watching, waiting and timing it. The slow-cooker gives you more time and freedom:thumb:
     
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    i have several one takes 8 chicken . used it when cooking kentucky fried chicken . boil first then breadcrumb and fry . its a trick . i now use a small 3litre one . have my parents old pr cooker prestige god knows how old . vertually use it every day . i trained as a chef so i knowe they are used in many a commercial kitchen . in a van cook chicken then 1/4 it then brown off under a grill . all done in about 15 mins . rice takes about two mins then wrap in a towel and forget it for awhile while you cook the sauce meat etc .
    but a pr cooker is only minutes not timing for ages . go to the loo its done . veg 5 mins meat 8-10 .chicken 12mins . . really is easy .
     
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    At least with the slow cooker you are using the site electric and not your gas !
     
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    site you get them for free do you . i dont use sites so are quids in . most prices on sites you could have bought a bottle of gas so thats not a winner.
     
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    Hey Angus Dog, there is a cooking thread on this site, under the Lifestyle section. It's great to share cooking tips and recipies for the van.

    We have both, a slow cooker and pressure cooker, it have found there's not much we can't do with our Cadac BBQ and double skillet.
    Your recipie sounds fab by the way.
     
  12. Madwife

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    Somewhere in our last house moves 3 in past 6 years I donated the pressure cooker (my mothers original prestige one) to local charity shop as had not used it for many years. Now I realise I should have kept it and used it in the MH :cry:

    Kath
     
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    i bought a new swan pressure cooker in trago mills one of our cash.carry places down here for 17quid only last year. bit big for one but ideal for two . get 4 god meals out of one cooking just warm up next day .
     
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    Trago Mills was one of our favourite places when we used to visit the South Hams area for holidays in and around Dartmouth when the children were young. We've only been to the one near Newton Abbott, but there is something to keep everyone happy there, great place.

    I used to spend a small fortune on bed linen, towels and kitchen stuff:thumb:

    Also many happy times spent on the go-karts when the children were young
    ......hopefully we will manage down again before too long. Just avoid it over a bank holiday weekend.
     
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    yes its still all thriving . great place for a bargain .
    bruce the lad is running it now . well i say lad he isnt, he is my age .
    i used ti build engines from vw engines for the trago fliers . their airplanes .
    never know what they will have in to sell .dont go wanting it wont be there go looking and you find all the things you might want.
    good place for big tubs of seasoning etc . schwartz season all is great , even the morocans like alibaba,s tagine mix . might have to take aload down there and sell it .ha ha .
     
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    :BigGrin:We used to go to Norman's for a food shop.........is it still there?
     
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    not sure .it may have closed .we used to go there years ago . but now asda etc are so cheap .and bookers cash n carry are every where. got me thinking now . cant find it in yellow pages .
    martins cash n carry are still going in launceston.
     
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    It looks like it's still there:Smile:

    http://www.mylocalservices.co.uk/Devon/Supermarkets/219369/Normans.htm
     
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    sorry i was thinking of normans cash n carry in launceston . i hardly go to trago in newton abbot . have if up that way .sorry. thats a huge trago that one .
     
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