What’s on the menu for dinner this week? How about adding a slow cooker dish to one of your family meals? We’ve collected some delicious recipes for you!
I remember the first time I was introduced to the idea of using a slow cooker. I was teaching at the time, and a fellow teacher mentioned to me that she threw some chicken in her crock-pot along with a few other ingredients and couldn’t wait to get home to enjoy it.
Well… this was a completely foreign idea to me — growing up, our family never used a crock-pot. I could not wrap my head around putting uncooked ingredients in this electric appliance, the “crock-pot,” and walking away from it for hours! But then… after asking around and learning more about it, I went out and got my very own slow cooker! I was HOOKED!
Our school had a book fair soon after that first conversation where I learned about the slow cooker, and guess what I was doing during my lunch time?! I was at the book fair, completely engrossed and leafing through the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook series and of course went home with a copy for myself! I went on a slow cooker kick, and started using it at least once a week!
Now, as a mother of two little ones, some days I feel like I barely have time to cook! This is when the slow cooker becomes a very good friend in the kitchen again. How about you? Are you good friends with your slow cooker? Do you have a favorite slow cooker dish or go-to recipe? Please do share and leave us a comment!
Here are some recipes we collected for you to try – just click on the link below each picture for the recipes.
Spaghetti Beef Stew from Parents Magazine
Crockpot Lasagna from Parents Magazine
Crockpot Mac and Cheese from Food.com
Slowcooked Minestrone from Parents Magazine
We’ll be highlighting more delicious crock-recipes in future blog posts — there are too many!!
For more ideas and inspiration, make sure to visit our Pinterest Boards for slow cooker meals, appetizers, and desserts.
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