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What's in your slow cooker this afternoon?

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TimothyTumblespring Thu 08-Nov-12 13:24:31

I have studded some chicken breasts with garlic and lemon zest, browned them off and popped them in the SC. Then I put a tbsp of whole grain mustard and a tbsp of honey in the pan and added the juice of a lemon. Brought to the boil, poured over the chicken and its all currently bubbling away on low. 20 mins before tea time I'll pop some chopped parsley and double cream in too. Then I think I'll serve the lot over some buttered tagliatelle.

Yum yum!

What delights are you dishing up from your slow cooker tonight?

foofooyeah Thu 08-Nov-12 13:25:59

Nothing today, but yesterday was the good old mumsnet gammon and dark brown sugar - and it was LOVELY!

BirdyBedtime Thu 08-Nov-12 13:27:29

Wow, that sounds so much nicer than what I've got in mine - pork and apple casserole (pork shoulder, apples, carrot, courgette, aubergine, leek and haricot beans seasoned with Worcestershire sauce and sage). I struggle to think of anything other than casseroles for the slow cooker but it's good for nights like this when I won't pick the kids up til after 5pm and DH is at work. Just roll in, slice some bread and we're off.

Indith Thu 08-Nov-12 13:27:42

That sounds lovely! Must write that one down. I've just got boring old bol sauce in mine today as it is an everyone eating at different times help yourself out of the pot day.

TimothyTumblespring Thu 08-Nov-12 13:28:15

Ah the slow cooked gammon. Lovely. DP did that for us on Monday and it was gorgeous. However, when I went to use the SC today I found it half filled with flat cola and two onions studded with cloves! Thanks for that DP! angry

TimothyTumblespring Thu 08-Nov-12 13:30:46

I like the sound of the pork, DP and DS are quite fussy with their veggies so I would have to make some substitutions though.

Love a SC spag bol, much nicer and richer than if you cook it on the hob.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 08-Nov-12 13:36:21

Just stewing steak and some stock. Thicken it up towards the end and have with mash and veg. Simple but bloody lovely.

intravenouscoffee Thu 08-Nov-12 13:37:27

Spag Bol in mine. DD has a friend over for tea and it's her favourite dinner of all time.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 08-Nov-12 13:37:29

Please tell me about the spag bol. The only time I ever tried this, it got burnt and horrid.

Meatballs in tomato sauce are going in it in a minute.

intravenouscoffee Thu 08-Nov-12 13:41:37

I batch cook mince when it's on offer in Sainsburys with onions, mixed herbs and tomatoes. Then I freeze it so that today all I did was chuck the frozen mince in the slow cooker with a crumbled oxo cube, tinned toms and fried mushrooms and leave it to cook. Tis fab!

CiderwithBuda Thu 08-Nov-12 13:41:49

The instruction book.

baileyslover Thu 08-Nov-12 13:41:50

Beef stew with dumplings yum!

TimothyTumblespring Thu 08-Nov-12 13:51:53

Gwendoline I make a spag bol just the same as I would in a pan, but instead of leaving it to simmer on the hob I rev it all in the SC. Don't cook everything too much just brown the mince and give it all a good stir round. I usually add a little extra liquid eg pasatta or beef stock, but only about 100ml to stop it from drying out. It's all just trial and a lot of error.

Cider Not feeling the slow cooker love? grin

RaspberryLemonPavlova Thu 08-Nov-12 15:19:12

Nothing today, but a pork shank yesterday and a huge batch of tomato sauce the day before

dreamingofsun Thu 08-Nov-12 15:28:19

i do spag bol/chilli using same ingredients as hob but just chuck them all in pot and bash mince up a bit (but just cube, no liquid with stock). yesterday we had chilli, tomorrow its pork shoulder cooked in stock, drained and barbecue sauce added to broken up meat.

more ideas please as i'm bored with current recipes

CiderwithBuda Thu 08-Nov-12 16:47:59

TimothyT - I haven't used it much really. Must do. Your chicken recipe sounds delicious. May try that next week.

frenchfancy Thu 08-Nov-12 18:54:27

Hungarian Goulash this evening, it was lovely.

I've had mine 8 days now, and have so far used it every day. smile

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