We have finally passed through fall. The weather forecast for tomorrow is for the possibility of snow showers with temperatures in the high thirties. We have our oil tank filled and our wood supply in. I have one or two more projects to complete before I can, with a clear conscience, settle down into our winter mode. Winter for us is a time for self absorption: we read, make soups and fresh bread, prepare meals in the slow cooker, watch old movies, drink wine and generally enjoy the shelter of our house from the elements outside.
Winter time is the time for slow cooker meals. I put together a pork stew yesterday and it turned out great.
|Our cooker: different meal.|
I cut a pork roast into two inch chunks.
Covered it with one large onion sliced, two stalks of celery sliced, three carrots sliced, three garlic cloves thinly sliced, one white potato cubed, one sweet potato cubed, a two pound butternut squash cut into large cubes, ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, two bay leaves, ¾ cups of raisins, finally adding one cup of water with three tablespoons of maple syrup mixed in, and two tablespoon of maple syrup drizzled over the finish product.
I cooked it on high for five hours: it was delicious.