A superficial and materialistic post this week. After nearly four-and-a-half years of faithful service my cheap-as-chips home-brand slow-cooker died. Not bad for a $40 buy that I really wasn't sure if I'd like or not. All this time later, and having been used an average of twice a week, it finally gave up the ghost and I rushed right out to buy a new one. We're coming up to winter here in Perth and there's no way I can make it through the cooler weather without a slow-cooker bubbling away in the kitchen.
So I'm now the proud owner of a new slow-cooker. It was still fairly cheap - I did a bit of on-line research yesterday and couldn't really see anything that made any one all that much better than another - and even better, I found another slow-cooker recipe book that I just couldn't live without that was only $12. Bargain! I've just sat down and marked all the recipes I want to try. At the very first going through I've got twelve meals to have a go at. That should make menu planning for the next month or so a bit easier.
What are you grateful, happy or otherwise pleased about this week?