You know those days when you’re going to be home late. Everyone will be hungry and you will have run out of energy and enthusiasm for cooking much earlier in the day. Slow cookers were invented for such days but you’ll remember that I have a long running love-hate relationship with mine. I do keep trying to find those gem-like dishes that will fill my heart with joy – but this process is long and tedious and to date I have had very, very little success. But there is one dish that gets a thumbs up from me and the whole family. It’s a looker (a rarity with slow cooker dishes I must admit) and tastes even better. It can handle being left to cook on LOW for 6-10 hours so there’s plenty of scope for it to work perfectly with your schedule. It’s a Red Lentil & Bacon Soup and I think you’re going to love it….