My slow cooker is my favorite counter appliance right now. It's saved me from worrying about being in the kitchen when that's the last place Anderson wants to be at 5:00, unless he's eating, and means we can be out and about until it's time for dinner.
Even if Anderson isn't partaking of the meal until the next day it means Benjamin and I won't be eating at 8:00 PM and it also means our dish cleanup is minimal.
Let's be clear. I obviously love spending hours in the kitchen, using lots of pots and pans, and having an amazing meal. Sometimes though when you have a little one whose all over the place something's gotta give. And in this case it's the dirty dishes, not the lack of an amazing meal.
Thanks to Pinterest I've found some winners when it comes to Slow Cooker Recipes. Just last night we made Aimme's Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal for breakfast and I'm gearing up to make her Lazy Cabbage Rolls which I'm sure will be another success.
I made Crockpot Korean Tacos last week thanks to Confections of a Foodie Bride and in the coming weeks I'll probably turn back to some of my favorites like Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff and Slow Cooker Chicken Curry.
For me the best slow cooker recipes require a bit of work in the beginning. If you have to brown your meat or saute some onions to start things out, it's a good thing. This method of cooking has come a long ways from the days of just throwing a bunch of cans into a pot and letting it go.
That reminds me, I should probably make Slow Cooker Meatballs again soon, or Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup. Then again the Slow Cooker Chicken with Wine, Tarragon and Cream pictured above looks pretty good too.
What's your favorite Slow Cooker recipe? Any go-to's I should know about?