Updated: Feb 4, 2019
When you finish work on a cold winter evening all you dream of is getting home and the smell of that warming, comfort food wafting through the air. Sadly due to our hectic lives most of us don’t have time to spend hours slaving over a stove every day. There is a great, easy alternative…. the slow cooker. I’d heard my friends raving about ‘The Crock Pot’ but never really considered getting one. Then last Christmas the ‘in laws’ treated us and I thought that I’d give it a whirl…….
Wow!! I’ve never looked back- in the morning prepare your ingredients and pop them into the slow cooker and leave for the rest of the day to work it’s magic.
I’ve even found that because the continual heat tenderises the meat you can chose cheaper cuts of meats, cutting those weekly shopping bills. Add plenty of vegetables for a fantastic, tasty meal.
There’s no end to the recipes that you can try in a slow cooker but have put a few suggestions below of the ones that I love:
- Beef / chicken stew
- Pulled pork
- A whole chicken