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Summer slow cooker recipes?

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googietheegg Fri 02-Jun-17 18:33:35

I want to use my slow cooker more for dinners we can all eat - luckily dd (5) and ds (2) are not all all fussy, but in just running out of ideas!

Tonight I made lamb tajine in the slow cooker then made quinoa to go with it.

Tomorrow I'll do a Thai coconut chicken thing with rice.

But what else?! My brain is fried.

Please tell me your favourite slow cooker family faves.

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letsmargaritatime Sat 03-Jun-17 20:42:56

I have only just joined this forum as I'm looking for advice about cooking for my dd, so don't know how much help I will be! But I use my slow cooker all the time, all year round as I have 4 kids and work full-time. We often have a hearty casserole in summer, it's not traditional, but it's convenient! I just tend to vary the accompaniments a bit. So maybe rice and crusty bread instead of spuds and veg? A bit of grated orange or lemon zest over a casserole freshens it up a bit and makes it more summery. Or serve with Mediterranean veg. Thai chicken curry with jasmine rice?

Sauces like bolognese and marinara do lovely in a slow cooker as long as meat browned first. Then you only have to cook your pasta.

Hth

foodiefil Mon 05-Jun-17 18:07:47

I do a piece of gammon in the slow cooker - like a fiver or something from Aldi etc - then it's nice with potatoes/rice/salad

TwinsPlusAnotherTwo Tue 06-Jun-17 14:38:35

I've made Delia's chicken basque in a slow cooker - the rice doesn't keep its texture as well but it's still great!

FellOutOfBed2wice Tue 06-Jun-17 14:41:07

Placemarking as looking for ideas. I do bolognese and curry in the SC all year but would love some other ideas for summer.

googietheegg Fri 09-Jun-17 18:50:08

The slow cooker things I already do are usually parts of meals - like leeks in butter, so I just fry a piece of salmon, or ratatouille to have with a piece of chicken.

I like not having much to do when I get in and everyone's hungry, but without having to get hot and bothered.

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CoxsOrangePippin Fri 09-Jun-17 18:54:07

What is your recipe for the Thai chicken thing? Sounds great for summer

Autumnleaves105 Thu 29-Jun-17 23:27:38

Watching with interest. I'm new to the slow cooker thing and would like some recipe ideas smile

Thingywhatsit Thu 29-Jun-17 23:31:50

Following - I am guilty of only cooking bologanaise in mine. In my defence it is only me and 2 very fussy children, and apart from chicken nuggets is the only meal that is the same that they will eat!

I need some motivation to try new things..... so easy to fall in the trap of simple meals that they will both eat to save me cooking 3 meals every night

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