It’s always exciting to start the day with a fantastic giveaway and I think this one is perfect for a cold and rainy winter morning! My slow cooker is on already and this evening we’ll be tucking into a wonderful leek, lamb and pearl barley stew – one of our favourites.
Winter cooking speaks to me most of warming of soups and stews, with warming curries and chillis, padded out with beans, pulses or lentils, being very high on my comfort list. This is the time of year that my Crock-Pot Slow Cooker gets used the most, although really, this piece of kitchen kit is extremely handy at any time of the year for anyone who wants to let something else do all the hard work for you. With our time becomming increasingly pinched, the slow cooker has made something of a comeback. Although there are other makes, Crock-Pot are one of the leading brands in this arena, offering now a whole range of slow cookers to meet our needs, including manual cookers with clip on lids, programmable cookers with timers and some that can be used on direct heat, such as the Sauté slow cooker.
Crock-Pots come in different sizes, but if you are aiming to feed a family you’ll want to go for a 5.7-6.5 litre capacity pot. You can not only save time by using a Crock-Pot to cook, but also money, as cheaper cuts of meat, such as stewing meat, shanks or shoulder are ideal for slow cooking and seasonal vegetables, such as root vegetables, leeks or potatoes can be thrown in for pennies.
If you think slow cooking is bland or boring, imagine cooking some of the following which are regular family staples in our house:
Slow Cooked Beef with Caramelised Onions
Slow Cooked Chicken with Cumin Spiced Vegetables
Organic Sausage Hot Pot with Green Lentils
Leek, Lamb amd Pearl Barley Casserole (on as I type!)
Chickpea, Spinach and Coconut Curry
Chocolate and Pear Pudding with Chocolate Sauce
Have I tempted you? If so, here’s your chance to win a Crock-Pot.
Crock-Pot UK have kindly offered me a Silver ‘Cook and Carry’ Crock-Pot, with the following features:
- 5.7 Litre capacity – ideal for up to 6 people
- Includes lid-mounted locking system for the ultimate solution in portability
- Gasket lid helps keep unit sealed to avoid mess
- Free Carry Bag
- 2 heat settings
- Keep warm function
- Stainless steel finish
- Dishwasher, oven and microwave safe Removable pot
- Dishwasher safe glass Lid
- Removable cord
- (model number SCCPVL600S)
Here’s how to enter –
1. Visit and “Like” Crock-Pot UK on Facebook and leave me a comment on this post to say that you have done so.
3. Copy and Tweet the following “I would like to win a Crock-Pot UK Cook and Carry Slow Cooker on #FabuliciousFood”
This giveaway is open to UK residents only.