On a wet and windy Sunday afternoon what finer way to end a fine weekend other then a warming and hearty slow cooked steak and ale casserole with dumplings?
We have found that since we relaunched the boat that the slow cooker is getting quite a bit of use. On Friday evening it was on to cook some jacket potatoes and then yesterday it was stew and dumplings.
We had a great weekend in great company and were both happy that Naughty-Cal was in fine fettle after her winter break and a good shake down cruise on Saturday afternoon blew away the winter cobwebs. Acceleration was smooth and easy and she jumped up onto the plane with no fuss settling down to achieve a very respectable 30 knots.
Back to the hard work next weekend though before out first group outing to West Stockwith in just a couple of weeks.