Thanks to you both for that, I shall definitely buy the book. To be honest, mistressmiggins, the one good meal came from the book I got with the slow cooker - think I cockily started improvising too early!! I also work, three days a week, and the yummy smells welcoming me home were what I was aiming for! Do you always brown meat on the hob before putting in the slow cooker? I have done thus far, but seems a faff before setting off for work. Thanks for help.
I did a lamb casserole with last night's lamb tonight - tomatoes / peppers / onions / tin toms x2 and a tin of cannellini beans. Took the dd's out then chucked in some curry paste for dh and I - that's when i find it the best, when i have left over meat to use in a casserole.
Sausgaes go down well in a casserole, brown them first or they look obscene