If you were going to have one last meal, what would that last meal be? French cooking is at the top of the list for me. No matter which French Restaurant you eat at, guaranteed you will love the food. Whether it’s steak and frites or escargot.
The problem with cooking French foods is the preparation and the cost. I had the opportunity to review and cook from Michele Scicolone’s The French Slow Cooker cookbook. Just the thought of using the slow cooker to make a nice French style cooking feast was mouthwatering.
I’ve say this time and time again, a slow cooker is one of God’s gift to women! If you haven’t tried cooking using a slow cooker – it is time to go and purchase one. You can thank me later for the great tasting home cooked meals.
Here is a list of reason why Michele Scicolone’s author of both The French Slow Cooker and The Italian Slow Cooker suggests using a slow cooker:
- A slow cooker allows you to make your meals to suit your schedule. Whether you are at work, sleeping or busy doing other things.
- A slow cooker saves money on the energy costs compared to using an oven or stove.
- A slow cooker allows you to use less inexpensive cuts of meat that when cooked slowly turn out tender and succulent.
- Slow cooked meals taste better the following day, this means you can cook once and prepare your meals for the next few days ahead.
- Slow cooked meals are prefect for entertaining. You can enjoy your guests while the slow cooker does all the work.
- Slow cooked meals are handy when there is no stove or oven around like when out camping or on the boat.
These are just a few great reasons to use a slow cooker. Slow cookers become your assistant while you attend to your children, or are out busy all day.
I made the “Lamb you can eat with a spoon!” A traditional French dish that has been around for years. The meat melts into the flavorful juices and the smell of the garlic and flavoring is intoxicating. I served this with baked sweet potatoes and veggies. The leg of lamb cost me $32 however I got 5 meals from this one dish or about 8-10 servings.
Some of the other dishes I’ve tried so far is the Bouillabaisse. A classic vegetable, wine , herb and seafood stew. As well as the Orange Souffle. An elegant dessert baked in the slow cooker to ensure it turns out perfectly!
Now for the Giveaway, Michele Scicolone’s author of both The French Slow Cooker and The Italian Slow Cooker has generously offered to giveaway one copy of The French Slow Cooker cookbook to 1 lucky winner.
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