Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Broccoli topped wild thyme lamb stew

Today I have been a crocodile , been on a fairy picnic ,been chased by a lion and performed imperative dance. 

You'd be forgiven for thinking I've lost the plot , it certainly feels like it at times !. I'm actually a teaching assistant but lately I've been putting in a few more hours . Teachers and teaching assistants work very hard ~

We are our own glitterballs!!

So with that in mind I prepared dinner in the slow cooker before I left for school . 


500 g lamb neck (cut into chunks )will serve about 3-4 people 

Pinch of wild rhyme 

Pinch of salt 

About 4 red onions chopped ( the more onions the better )

Squirt of BBQ sauce 

3 bay leaves 

1 cinnamon stick 

300 ml or there bouts of chicken stock



You could braise the lamb if you wish .

Pour the 300 ml of chicken cook into a slow cooker , next put into the lamb .

Add the onions , wild thyme , bay leaves and cinnamon sticks , bay leaves .

Squeeze in that BBQ sauce .

Don't forgot the pinch of salt .

Leave the slow cooker in slow and Ho work your magic for the day .

When I got home I prepared some fresh broccoli (as I think left in the slow cooker it would have got too soft )

I stirred in some cornflour to thicken up the stock.

Serve if you wish perhaps with a jacket potato .

As the sky blended into a sherbet dip colour ~ I thought life is ok ...


  1. Sounds like a delicious meal to come home to -I love the slow cooker. I am in my first year teaching and can definitely vouch for how hard teachers and teaching assistants work It is unrelenting but worthwhile! x

  2. ohh I adore a lamb stew and even more when it is done in the slow cooker as it becomes so tneder. Mich x

  3. I have not had lamb stew for years.......need to change that

  4. Oh I adore stew, just not lamb. I love my slow cooker and wouldn't be without it. I agred that you are a glitterball!

  5. I did worry about the broccoli being in the slow cooker all day for a moment, but having read things I can see you did that at the end. Sounds very tasty.

  6. I'm a big fan of slow cooked lamb, but I like my broccoli nice and firm so it's a good job you left it until later :) I think we live under the same sky!

  7. I love this time of year - stews and casseroles are a favourite!


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