Eating for England
We all have those days, the days that can only be described as the days that we were Eating for England. The term refers to a contest in eating and therefore implies that all day we've not stopped eating. And today's going to be one of those days.
I was fine - until 10 minutes ago. Until 10 minutes ago all I'd had today were two toasted crumpets. But, I toasted the crumpets right after I set the slow cooker chilli con carne on the go. And now I've just had a portion of chilli con carne with basmati rice - and, to be honest, I don't think I can stop now. That was so lovely, I think I'll be going for seconds soon, then for thirds. And it's possible, unless I have an extremely strong character over the next 7-8 hours, that I'll only stop when I'm scraping the bottom of the dish. As the dish contained 500 grams of 100% Scottish beef, a tin of tomatoes, a tin of red kidney beans and a large onion, some fresh chillies and three fresh tomatoes I needed to use up, that's a not inconsiderable volume of food.
I do hope I can stop myself from scoffing it all today - there's 4-5 meals in that dish! That's the downside to using a slow cooker - the food is so tasty you just want to keep eating it.
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