slave over a hot stove

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slave over a hot stove

To spend a lot of time and effort preparing and cooking a meal. I spent all day slaving over a hot stove, and now you say you aren't hungry?
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slave over a hot stove

work very hard preparing a meal. informal
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The mist deterred odours all day long - even after slaving over a hot stove - and it left my hair soft and glossy.
But she will not convince everyone she has suddenly become a Hollywood hell-raiser - especially after also saying how much she loves staying in and slaving over a hot stove.
Clearly tired of slaving over a hot stove himself, the 21-year-old invited San Carlo head chef Michele Tarantino to pop round and cook up a feast for him and a few select friends.
Easy cooking CAN'T be bothered slaving over a hot stove but fancy something healthy?
It was also revealed that a modern French woman spends only 2 minutes and 30 seconds heating up dishes in the microwave, contrary to the image of a French cook slaving over a hot stove, preparing dishes whose recipes, which were handed down from generation to generation.
And he wants you to enjoy the festivities too - without the need to miss the fun while you're slaving over a hot stove.
Often with at least three courses, including a traditional roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings, you'll feel spoilt instead of slaving over a hot stove for hours.
Yes, the fiery chef is back with a bang and no less than seven live specials in which he aims to get the nation slaving over a hot stove.
If you don't want to spend time slaving over a hot stove on the most romantic night of the year, you could simply order a pre-prepared feast.
This extra fan oven means there's no need for preheating and cooking time is reduced - perfect for those who need more quality time after work and don't want to spend hours slaving over a hot stove.
His cheeky chubby chops, slight lisp, tousled blonde hair, beautiful missus Jules, trendy togs, gorgeous mates and glamorous London pad makes slaving over a hot stove look better than clubbing.
It claims Cream of the Crop -- which consists of Mashed Potatoes, Traditional Roast and Spicy Wedges -- will allow cooks to take a break from slaving over a hot stove and enjoy the festivities while still being able to lay on a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
Indeed, humor and intelligence were at the core of this staging; Pluto in Hades, for instance, was represented as a cook slaving over a hot stove.
WHY bother slaving over a hot stove when you can eat out?
Slaving over a hot stove with the five other finalists, Doreen of New Barnes Farm, Warkworth, won herself a new Belling Cook Centre donated by NEEB.