Monday, June 10, 2013

A girl makes a plan...

As we start our 3rd week of renovations I must admit to finding myself a little rattled...but surviving. We have now "lost" the dining room space for the "camp kitchen" due to the rain causing havoc with our new floor tiles which will be laid this week. The tiles are now being stored in the dining room and all cooking, eating and storage space is in the lounge.

This was the start of today....


The power in the house is on and off all today as the electrician re-routes circuits so meals have nowhere to be prepared inside...my two slow cookers (which, by the way, have become my BEST FRIENDS FOR LIFE!) are now inside Superman's office which is on a separate electrical board.

My first slow cooker was given to me as a newly engaged girl of 19 and has worked for me over the last 24 years. Just before we started renovations I bought another one to see us through this time and it will eventually go to my eldest daughter for when she starts her home.

Over the last few weeks the slow cooker has made soups, stews, pot roasts and even a delicious lasagne. Today one of them is baking potatoes and the other is slowly cooking some beef rump which will be shredded and used as a topping.

Just so you do not think I am a real domestic wonder worker...these are all recipes from my new favourite blog - Budget Bytes.

Beth is a single girl but she cooks for a couple of days at once and it makes her portions perfect for our family. They are not only slow cooker recipes - although these are "must-trys"- there are all my favourite cuisines from Mexican to Asian.

In fact her meals are so quick and easy we used three of her recipes today:

Southwest Breakfast Scramble

Hearty Quesadillas

And tonights beef filled potatoes.

4 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Wow, what a challenge! Still, you manage to make a wonderful looking meal. :)

Christine said...

Hi Wendy, hope you are all keeping well. Hang in there, the renovations will all be worth it in the end! Where would we be without slow cookers? Absolutely Best Friend material!! :)

Cath said...

I can relate to the building chaos. Been there, done that. This too shall pass.

Urban Homestead South Africa said...

Thank Lois, Christine, Cath...feeling a bit stretched after the 4th week...they estimate completion Mid July :(