I'm trying to convince DH that a slow cooker would be a good investment. I've never used one but I hate cooking, DH usually cooks but works away twice a week overnight so I want to start cooking meals for me and the girls that a healthy but also means I don't need to be in the kitchen all evening.
I've noticed a lot of you mention slow cookers on the dinner thread, so give me ideas of what we can cook....we mainly buy chicken, mince, sausages and fish (salmon/tuna). I'm not keen on red meat.
I LOVE mine. I have a small one that's used for dips but I've made soup for two or applesauce in it, a 3.5 quart one, and a 7 quart one. I make chili, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, soups, stews, roasts, meatballs/meatloaf, roasted chicken, BBQ ribs, and all sorts of stuff in mine. I love that everything goes in at once (usually), you turn it on, and it cooks while you do other stuff. I work out part-time and it's great to come home from my evening shifts to have supper already prepared and warm.
And clean-up is a breeze because it's one pot. ESPECIALLY if you get the Reynold's slowcooker liners. Just toss the mess when you are done.
I love ours too, I don't think they're that expensive either - our slow cooker recently had to be replaced and the new one is a bog standard crockpot for £18.
I'm hoping to use it more this year as generally it goes in storage until autumn/winter in our house as DH loves casseroles, stews/dumplings. I'm making a large bulk amount of ragu at some point next week!
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