I’m a sucker for instant gravy: it’s quick, easy and it doesn’t taste all that bad. However, you can’t beat a good homemade gravy, it’s just a bit of a faff to prepare. So this year, I’m try to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, while still preparing delicious food and for the most part I’m doing alright. My prep is always done the week leading up to Christmas Day, so all I really have to do is heat the gravy and enjoy.
I never realised how useful it would be to have a jar of stock in my fridge, that is until I made it. I was always an instant gravy kind of gal, but when I ran out of my trusty quick fix a few weeks ago, I had no option but to make it from scratch. Thankfully, it was around the same time I was making a batch of curried butternut and lentil soup too (similar recipe here) so I had a whole bunch of flavours that I could add to the stock. Continue reading “Everyday Vegetable Stock”