As per my last post, I've been craving winter warmer meals, and being one of those people who works from home I really love the excitement of a slow cooker meal - as the day goes on you start to smell it more and more until it's nearly ready and the whole house just has a warm, cooking smell! Or, the other option which is you set the slow cooker in the morning, head out for the day, and come home to the most delicious aroma that gets you instantly in the mood for a warm meal. Either way, a slow cooker really creates a sense of anticipation for your meal, and the only downside to working at home while it's cooking is that I am certain my daily food intake doubles as all of the yummy food smells trigger my hunger so much more than normal!
Tonights dinner was a spicy slow cooked Mexican chicken dish, and the slow cooker component of it only had 5 ingredients - that's my kind of dinner! I came across a new 'easy meal' solution at the supermarket the other day. Usually I am all for making all of your own sauces/condiments/accompaniments etc, but there are times when convenience is really what you are after, and when you are striving to eat clean, healthy meals that can be hard to achieve as about 99% of ready made sauces etc are full of all sorts of rubbish. This one however contained nothing but natural ingredients, and whats more it tastes great!