Posts Tagged“slow cooker”

I have been making it a project lately to develop some more “straight into the crock pot” type recipes. This one is my take on the 1970’s favourite, “Apricot Chicken”. It was super easy to make, just throw everything in the slow cooker and switch it on! I used a large can of apricots in juice from Aldi, which from memory cost around $2.50. I thought I’d try using those instead of making the trek up to Coles to buy Apricot Nectar. The apricots in juice worked really well, and the bonus was that for less than the cost of…

Here’s a nice, easy, set and forget (well, almost) dinner idea. As the weather starts to cool down, it is a great time to get out the slow cooker. If you don’t own one, it is worth thinking about investing in one. They are pretty reasonable to buy, and really make cooking hearty, healthy and economical meals a breeze! I particularly like recipes like this one, that you just throw all the ingredients in and switch it on! This particular recipe has a lovely flavour, but is very mild, so it makes a great family meal. Ingredients 500-600 g boneless…

As you may have picked up I am a huge fan of the humble slow cooker. Slow cookers enable you to make a lovely family meal with minimal time actually in the kitchen. This can be such a help when you have a lot on. I know that I have a bit of a busy week ahead so I used this morning to prepare a few dinners ahead of time. The great thing about the slow cooker is that you can basically throw all the ingredients together and then turn it on and leave it unattended to cook the meal!…

The slow cooker is a great way to “roast” meat, I use mine to roast beef, lamb, chicken and pork, and it does an amazing job. This method for roasting chicken is simple, yet produces the most moist and tender chicken you can imagine. The reason for sitting the chicken on top of some onion is so that it doesn’t sit down in the juices and stew, the onion also adds lovely flavour to the stock which forms. The stock can be used to make a delicious chicken gravy. After carving the meat off the chicken frame and using the…

Slow cooking is a wonderful way to achieve a perfectly cooked roast beef with very little fuss. It is not only easy, but yields the most perfectly cooked, tender beef you could imagine. Beef can be a little expensive, but I always look out for when it is on sale and buy a couple of pieces to put in the freezer. One 2kg/4.5lb piece does our family for at least two meals, so it can be quite economical if purchased on sale. The beauty of the slow cooker is that you can pop the beef on in the morning and…

This is a versatile meal which can be prepared in roughly 20 minutes and then left to cook in the slow cooker until it is time to serve.  The meatballs can then be served with pasta or our family favourite, made into meatball subs on fresh rolls.  There is either a super easy version in which you do not need to brown the meatballs before placing them in the slow cooker.  Alternatively, you can add the step of browning the meatballs slightly in a skillet and then adding them to the slow cooker.  I sometimes do the easy version if…

roast lamb

Slow cooking is a wonderful way to achieve a perfectly cooked leg of lamb with very little fuss.   It is not only easy, but yields the most perfectly cooked, tender lamb you could imagine. Lamb can be a little expensive, but I always look out for when it is on sale and buy a couple of legs to put in the freezer. One 2kg/4.5lb leg of lamb does our family for two meals. The beauty of the slow cooker is that you can pop the lamb on in the morning and then leave it to cook virtually unattended all day.…