Will you use your slow cooker over xmas?

(48 Posts)
EachandEveryone Tue 22-Dec-20 06:52:40

Im wondering if there’s something i can cook to save oven space to put in on xmas eve maybe? Its so last minute and im working until tomorrow. I havent had it long so not really that confident. A ham, maybe?

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LutherRalph1 Tue 22-Dec-20 06:59:42

Always do slow cooker gammon when feeding more than just us, this year I am
Going to put the beef in it early Xmas day

CaptainMyCaptain Tue 22-Dec-20 07:01:17

We use it for the Red cabbage.

Recycledblonde Tue 22-Dec-20 07:03:45

I use it for the pudding. Put it in when I get up and it’s hot for whenever we get round to eating it.

HeyMichaelmasTerm Tue 22-Dec-20 07:05:12

I'll do the red cabbage tomorrow and the ham on the 24th in mine

EachandEveryone Tue 22-Dec-20 07:10:13

Do you do the ham overnight or on the day?

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MajorMujer Tue 22-Dec-20 07:19:47

My beef is going in overnight on Xmas eve .


Haybo26 Tue 22-Dec-20 07:21:17

I will be doing my gammon in mine on Christmas eve.

FallenSky Tue 22-Dec-20 07:21:39

I put the gammon in the slow cooker last thing before I go to bed on Christmas Eve and prep all the potatoes and veg.

bruffin Tue 22-Dec-20 07:26:57

Gammon for christmas eve and red cabbage overnight

JengaNonConfirming Tue 22-Dec-20 07:29:15

I'll be doing my gammon in it on Christmas Day. 6 hours on low, no added liquid, it cooks to perfection!

glastogal Tue 22-Dec-20 07:32:16

Red cabbage here too, doing it tomorrow so I can have it with my bangers and mash tomorrow night!

FleeceNavidadToEwe Tue 22-Dec-20 07:34:39

I steam the Xmas pud in mine. Put the pud on an upturned saucer, water in the bottom, leave it for a few hours.

Safer than messing with a saucepan Of boiling water after several glasses of wine.

Lunariagal Tue 22-Dec-20 07:35:41

Will be doing a small turkey crown in mine.

PeppermintSoda Tue 22-Dec-20 07:39:32

I'll do gammon in cider and then use some of the gammon for pea and ham soup

Dizzy1234 Tue 22-Dec-20 07:41:27

Turkey crown in mine overnight, doesn't dry it out

CisMyArse Tue 22-Dec-20 07:53:59

Please can I have instructions for the red cabbage, and also the pudding!

Not heard of either of those going in a SC before - would love to know more.

FusionChefGeoff Tue 22-Dec-20 08:01:16

I've already made my red cabbage and normally do a ham Xmas eve.

On the day, I use it to keep my carrots and broccoli hot so I can get them ready a bit ahead of serve up time.

motheroreily Tue 22-Dec-20 08:14:47

I will. I have a very small oven. We're having lamb on Christmas day and I'll cook that in the slow cooker

PaperMonster Tue 22-Dec-20 08:19:06

I’m putting beef in mine for Christmas Day.

gingerninja99 Tue 22-Dec-20 08:19:21

I do my turkey overnight in my big slow cooker and my gammon goes in my small one first thing Xmas morning. I also do as much of my veg in my electric steamer so it leaves my oven free for potatoes, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding and pigs in blankets smile

CaptainMyCaptain Tue 22-Dec-20 08:20:04


Please can I have instructions for the red cabbage, and also the pudding!

Not heard of either of those going in a SC before - would love to know more.

Any red cabbage recipe would do, just put it in the slow cooker for 3 or 4 hours. Too long and it will lose its colour. I throw in shredded red cabbage, sliced onions, sliced apples and a glug of cider or wine vinegar. Sometimes I add raisins or dried cranberries. Most people, I think, put bacon in but my husband doesn't eat meat. My daughter uses a recipe (either Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliver) that has star anise in. It's the sort of recipe that is infinitely variable as long as you have the basics of red cabbage, onion, apple and vinegar.

Doodlepip23 Tue 22-Dec-20 08:25:51

Another one here doing Christmas Eve gammon in the slow cooker.

User56770987 Tue 22-Dec-20 08:37:40

Ham with some honey, wholegrain mustard and about 150ml water. On all day Christmas.

fizzysister Tue 22-Dec-20 08:38:59

I've done a leg of lamb for xmases past in the SC but this year we're not having a traditional dinner so going to use it for a warm punch (apple juice, cinnamon, whiskey, chopped apple).

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