Why “surprise”? Because I thought it was a pack of sausages when I lifted it from the freezer, which rather dashed our plans for Toad in the Hole for supper on Monday night. I had to rush to the local CoOp and purchase sossidge; the Toad was gorgeous, thanks for asking.
So there I had a smallish piece of breast of lamb, and no plans for it.
First off, we had some broad beans which had got forgotten, so I podded them, and set them to boil. They had about 35 minutes I think (they were very old and hard).
Into the slow cooker went
one small squash
three small onions quartered
one tired red pepper
two carrots, chopped
about 1.5 teaspoons of harissa (all we had)
a sloosh of honey
a slosh of tomato ketchup
rosemary, bay leaves and sage from the garden
and, of course the lamb
I switched it on at 8 o’clock this morning, and now the smell is taunting me …