Saturday, June 21, 2008

Food favourites

It seems as though each winter I find a new recipe and that is my favourite for the next few months. That recipe is then dished up to everyone who comes to dinner, sometimes more than once! I don't really know why, but it doesn't seem to happen as much in summer.

At the moment I am can smell my new favourite cooking away in the slow cooker - Red Wine and Garlic Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks...yum! A friend of mine is coming for lunch, and I think that I have friends coming for dinner one night next weekend so I will probably cook it again for them as well.

Last year it was Easy Lamb Tagine, but I haven't made that yet this winter. My sister and her hubby came over for dinner a few times last winter and after realising that I had cooked the same thing again, I was very apologetic! There were different people with them each time though, so it could have been worse I guess. Good job it tasted good. I really should make it again.

And what about those old favourites. I do have a couple of recipes that I wish I could remember where they were so that I could make them again. I have so many cooking magazines though that it would take me an hour to go through them to find the recipes I was looking for - especially if I kept on getting distracted by the pretty pictures....which I fully expect will happen!

Do you have a current favourite that you make when people come for dinner?


  1. You can cook that for me too Marg

  2. I'll have to try that one! I just got a slow cooker 2 weeks ago, and DH loves love shanks! I did some as soon as I got the cooker, and they were nice (just a packet mix though), and they were yummy. The bone slide out of them as I served them. I did a chicken curry in it last night, just another packet mix, and it was nice too.

    Seems like slow cookers are the big thing this winter!

  3. I got mine last winter and made soup last year, but this year it is shanks I think. This is a pretty easy recipe and yes, the meat just falls off the bone!