On Sunday (that’s yesterday), I posted this photo on both Facebook and Twitter:

Eight slow-cooker recipes staged and ready to go!
Eight slow-cooker recipes staged and ready to go!

It’s eight slow-cooker recipes all laid out so that I can prepare them. I got two questions immediately on both forums:

1) Do I have eight slow-cookers?

2) What recipes am I making?

The answer to the first question is no. I have but one slow-cooker. However, recently I’ve discovered the joy of slow-cooker meals and want to try to eat at home more often. Slow-cooker meals are easy to prepare, and translate well to lunches, too.

I have a mini slow-cooker in my office, which is great for warming a single serving of a larger slow-cooker meal.

It's just adorable!
It’s just adorable!

The second question, I shall answer here. Some recipes come from websites, and I’ll try to include the links. Others come from this magazine that I just bought.

Slow-cooker magazine...
Slow-cooker magazine…

Starting in the far back corner is a recipe for “Crock-Pot Nacho Chicken

Then “Crock-Pot Cheesy Chicken Potato and Broccoli

Slow-Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

Slow-Cooker Black Bean and Corn Salsa Chicken

“Fireside Beef Stew” – From the magazine on page 92

“Pork and Green Chile Stew” – From the magazine on page 40

In the front are the cans of tomato-y things I need for spaghetti sauce. That’s my own recipe, adapted from my mother’s. It may yet be identical, but I made it from memory all those years ago, so who knows…

Next to that are the makin’s for my chili, for which I’ve already posted the recipe, here.

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

One thought on “Slo-Cookin’

  1. Such a good idea! I like to have meals prepared in advance too so sometimes I’ll cook all day and freeze things. I definitely don’t use my slow cooker enough though. Thanks for reminding me about it!


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