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notjusttheirmum Fri 05-Aug-16 13:04:10

I love my slow cooker in winter, but can never find appropriate recipes for the summer
Does anyone have any light meal ideas perfect for long hot days that will fill us up?

Jaynebxl Fri 05-Aug-16 13:05:17

We still do curries in the summer. They still eat them in India when it's hot!

notjusttheirmum Fri 05-Aug-16 13:40:02

I do curries, just not every day

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Fri 05-Aug-16 13:44:10

We use them for a joint that then either gets eaten with salady type things or added into lighter meals.
Mind you, I eat soup all year round so I'm hardly the person to be advising on seasonal meals!

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 05-Aug-16 13:47:24

I pour in a little stock add some chicken breasts and some fajita seasoning. Ten shredded and serve in wraps with salad.

Pulled pork yummy with salad home made rolls and coleslaw.

Cook a ham to have cold with some new potatoes and salad.

A whole chicken. Again serve in sandwiches or with salad.

The fake away (lamb kebab thing) with pittas and a yogurt and mint dressing

zgaze Fri 05-Aug-16 13:50:15

Chicken (either drumsticks etc or boneless breast chunks), loads of garlic - some sliced, some left as unpeeled cloves, a lemon or two chopped into 8ths, a glass of white wine and lots of black pepper. I often add a bag of those tiny new potatoes and let it cook all together. Lovely served with a green salad.

I often do a lamb thing using basically the same ingredients, can do a joint or shanks or any cut that benefits from slow cooking, again served with a green salad and sometimes couscous.

FedUpWithBriiiiiick Fri 05-Aug-16 13:59:42

Ohhh Giles have you got a recipe for your slow cooker lamb kebab things? I fancy doing something like that smile

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 05-Aug-16 14:02:59

I got it off the slow cooked wonders face book page....

If you can bare the constant notifications and posts it's worth joining. There are loads of recipes in the files..

FedUpWithBriiiiiick Fri 05-Aug-16 14:05:25

Ah darn it. I'm not on Facebook, but I'll ask my SIL to look it up for me.

Thanks! smile

FedUpWithBriiiiiick Fri 05-Aug-16 14:06:33

There's a Slow Cooked Wonders Pinterest page, maybe that's the same thing!

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 05-Aug-16 14:12:42

Look for the "fakeaway" see if it links to recipe.

I know it's lamb mince but I can't remember the rest.

Although I think there were also mentions of a spice mix night in Polish shops..

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