Most people when they think of slow cookers and slow cooker recipes, they think about hardy stews with chunks of meat to warm you up on a cold winter’s night. Â Not so I say, I use my slow cooker year round.
It is actually is even more economical to use in the hot, summer months. Â Slow cookers do not heat up your house like an oven does, so your air conditioning does not have to work doubly Â to keep your home cool. Â I also love to come home to find dinner ready when I am too hot and bothered to be bothered to cook. Â The summer seems to bring on more of these days when you spend all your energy trying to stay cool.
I have gathered a few summery recipes for the slow cooker -
Ratatouille in the Crock PotÂ - perfect for summer’s vegetable bounty. I would substitute fresh herbs at the end instead of the dried ones. Â This recipe also freezes so you can have summer in the autumn.
Slow-cooker Beef TacosÂ - dinner is ready when you walk in the door. Â What is better than that? Â Kids love making their own tacos at the table, all you have to do is lay out the garnishes.
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled PorkÂ - this is the perfect week night supper when you would like to BBQ but just don’t have the time. Â This recipe got four stars from my beloved.
Easy Lemony (Snicket) Chicken – all this chicken needs is a crispy salad and some bread to go with it. I like to up the flavour with garlic and thyme.
I hope these recipes make you get out your slow cookers and share the love. Â Do you have any summer appropriate recipes for Â the slow cooker? Â Please drop me a comment, I am always looking for more clever ways to use my slow cooker.
Originally posted 2011-07-27 19:01:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter