Our journey to remove the clutter from our home ... travel from disorganised to peaceful ... and finding a little fun along the way.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Organised camp cooking ... the dream pot
I so wish I had a better picture. Check out the website Dream Pot for better pics.
Basically, reminiscent of the old hay box cookery theory, the dreampot is a thermal cooker. You start the cooking on a stove/fire/gas burner, get heat into it, then put it into a big thermal container for up to 8 hours while it cooks.
It's like a slow cooker without the electricity - but better! No burning round the sides like a slow cooker (cause there is no heating element). And the flavour is better. More like the flavour of something slow cooked in a slow oven for hours on end.
We made stews, a mexican mince dish, with a side of brown rice, baked custards and creamed rices.
It was perfect to help us eat healthily, but not waste a lot of time cooking.
And yes - after 8 hours it was still PIPING hot.
I loved this! So much that I will keep using it at home. Watch this space, I'll post recipes as we try it!
This is my journey! I am a 38 year old aussie mum of two beautiful little girls!
I am a part time nurse just finding my feet in acute care, and I love my family with all my heart and then some.
I am passionate about our family. I love to preserve memories and make our life together FUN!
Journey with me as I learn. Maybe we can share some tips along the way