About the rice pudding...
I watched Mary Berry make rice pudding the other day, it looked effortless; that's what experience does for you!
In one of my magazines, I read that a slow cooker uses about as much energy as a light bulb!
So for that reason I'm all for using my slow cooker more.
I have made a sort of curried pork stew, that I thickened at the end with flour.
I like the familiar, so have not delved into the book of recipes yet.
plus I do have a problem with weight gain, possibly linked to taking the medications and linked to the depression.....that means I like the comfort foods that lead to weight gain. well that is a subject for a different thread.