On the last day of November, I celebrated my 1 year work anniversary! Pizza and cake it is! Thank You, Lord, for a wonderful stay in Birmingham. I don't know what the future holds but thank You, thank You, thank You! I was walking home today with a spring in my step as I recall just how warm and welcoming this city has been to me - of course I'm very biased towards my good friends at Micro.
Also, recently, I bought myself a £9.99 Cookworks slow cooker from Argos. I've used it twice so far and I must say it's the best tenner I've spent in my life! I just love how it cooks beef to perfection - so soft and barely needs any chewing! Just how I like it. And it's just so tiny - I feel like I could put it into my pocket! Well, not really. But it is small and does not take up much counter space. I think the only teensy bit of issue I have is that when I looked up the product online, I could have sworn I saw that it had a dial on it to turn it on and use the high/low settings. But the actual product that I got from the shop didn't have a dial on it (it just turns on and does its thing once you plug it in). I didn't even realise until I was just about to put my meat in it. I could have returned it but it would be a trek to go back there again and besides, it's not a big deal to me. But for anyone out there who might be interested in this product - make sure you check what's in the box before you leave the store!
I've made a beef casserole with cream of mushroom as well as an Irish stew. The stew is for tomorrow's lunch and I just can't wait to taste it. I'm gonna try more slow cookin' recipes. I'm really excited to use it more.