Remember the old commercial where a young Naomi Watts turned down a date with Tom Cruise because her mum was cooking a lamb roast?
I can honestly say I would have done the same thing (had it ever come up). My mum’s lamb roast was (and still is) legendary.
While a roast is generally thought of as a pretty easy meal, timing can be a bit of an issue – will the veggies be ready at the same time as the meat? How do I know when the meat is just right? Why is my gravy lumpy!?
A great way to take the worry out of a roast is to use the slow cooker. This amazing device produces a roast lamb that is so tender that it can be ‘carved’ with a fork.
And the best part is, you only need to toss a few ingredients in the slow cooker and then go about your day, smug in the knowledge that you will come home to a perfectly cooked meal.
Actually, no, the very best part is that it looks as though you’ve spent hours in the kitchen when it takes just 10 minutes to prepare.