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Help cooking for 5 adults and two children but only have a small oven any tips/cheats...

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Dickorydockwhatthe Mon 29-Dec-14 18:05:23

I will probably have a hangover to boot as its New Years day.ive decided to do roast beef and shall be cooking it in the slow cooker. But as for the veg and potatoes I don't have a big cooker or a lot of space in the kitchen so will be in a mad panic!!! Is there anything I can pre-cook, prepare without ruining the dish???

Chewbecca Mon 29-Dec-14 19:55:45

Lots of veg are good cooked in advance and just re-heated, swede (and carrot) mashed with butter and pepper and braised red cabbage spring to mind.

TheWoollybacksWife Mon 29-Dec-14 20:08:02

If you have a microwave then you can buy bags of ready prepared veg such as broccoli that you can just "ding" in a few minutes on the day. I agree with Chewbecca about preparing some veg such as carrot and swede mash and just reheating it - again you could do this in the microwave. I would use the veg water to make the gravy ahead of time too and just add the meat juices on the day.

slippermaiden Mon 29-Dec-14 20:17:38

Just roast the potatoes in the oven. Veggies cook on the hob?

Dickorydockwhatthe Tue 30-Dec-14 00:46:40

Can you just reheat carrot and swede in a microwave??? Just found ones a vegetarian too!!!

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