My studio apartment in Brooklyn boasts one of the tiniest kitchens known to man. Cooking a full meal can be a bit of a challenge, with only two burners on an electric stove and an antiquated microwave to work with, and I confess that the thought of the dishes produced by the endeavor that I’ll have to hand wash later can be a real deterrent on days when I’m tired. I love a good pan-fried steak with scrambled eggs and some garlic-sautéd asparagus – but dang, is it a time-consuming effort.
Enter my saving grace: the crock pot.
While I haven’t yet figured out how to grill a steak in a crock pot (give me time!), I have gotten fairly good at throwing a bunch of other things together to make stews and soups, and last weekend, inspired by the package of lamb stew meat I found at my local organic grocery store, I decided to try something new. I’ve since found a handful of fancy recipes for lamb stew that sound pretty amazing but have multiple steps (read: lots of dishes) – but if you’re looking for something simple and easy, here’s mine. (Side note: the crock pot I’m using right now is really tiny – it’s the size most people use for sauces and dips – so you may want to double this recipe for a normal size crock pot.)
What would you add, or do differently? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
Simple Felicity is, at its heart, a blog based on the unshakeable belief that happiness really isn't all that complicated. Sometimes finding it can be - but happiness itself is pretty simple, and it's often found in the simplest of things: good food, good books, and good company. So those are the things I write about, along with a few other things that really matter to me, including faith and feminism.
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