A week of super easy dinners

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I’m a real fan of a lazy dinner. I love to utilise my slow cooker where possible. Often I don’t want to spend more than 10-15 minutes preparing dinner, but I still want to serve my family something tasty. For me, I love to be able to put dinner on in the morning and then come back, at the end of a day of work, and find that dinner is ready to serve. This is so convenient, helps us avoid the takeaway and saves us money too. This week of super easy dinners is going to be a mixture of slow cooker dinners (that are still easy to make without a slow cooker) and fast dinners.

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A week of super easy dinners

Slow cooker cottage pie filling - a look at the cooked filling

Cottage pie

Slow cooker chicken nachos

Chicken Nachos

Slow cooker beef keema

Beef keema curry + rice in the slow cooker

Slow cooker chicken saag curry

Chicken saag curry + rice in the slow cooker

Salt and pepper chicken

Salt and pepper chicken

Chicken fajita triangles

Chicken fajita triangles

Bolognese pasta bake

Bolognese pasta bake

Using my slow cooker saves us a lot of time, money and effort. We are HUGE fans. Also, having a hot meal ready at the end of a long day is a great incentive to get it set up in the morning. All of these dinners can be cooked in under 30 minutes on your hob and then either served or popped in the oven to finish off.

A lot of the above meals are chicken based, as this is typically one of the cheaper meats to buy, also, it is pretty child-friendly. Just not my child as she is allergic to chicken! You can even have some leftovers for lunch the following day if you’re just feeding 2 or 3 people.

Looking for other ways to make life a little easier at meal times? Check out my meal planning tips for mince and how to avoid overspending on groceries too.

These are a few of my favourite slow cooker cookbooks too for further inspiration:

 

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A week of super easy dinners to help you get organised, meal plan, save money on groceries and have a nice hot dinner every night

16 Responses

  1. Caz January 7, 2018 / 7:33 am

    Ooo yummy cottage pie! Love the variety here 🙂

  2. Laura Dove January 7, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Great selection! You really can’t go wrong with a cottage pie, we always have it as it freezes well too!

  3. Emma-Louise January 7, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Oh no, being allergic to chicken must be so frustrating! I love the look of these meals! I’ve needed some inspiration for meals during the week – I’m going to be giving the Beef Keema curry a go! x

  4. Nadia January 8, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Getting a slow cooker is on my list for 2018 and these recipes look both tasty and easy to do!

  5. Debbie January 8, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    Oh these look great and I’m def going to make that salt and pepper chicken!

    • katykicker January 8, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      That’s one of my favourites x

  6. Starlight and Stories January 8, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    Oooo chicken nachos they look truly delicious, we’ll have to give those a try.

  7. Clare January 8, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    With the kids being back at school, it’s definitely a week of easy dinners here too. I love the look of those chicken fajitas, will definitely give those a try!

  8. Taryn Griesse January 8, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I know what you mean, life is so much better when you get home and the meal is already cooked! Great selection, definitely going to try these x

  9. Rae January 8, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Aaaand… now I’m hungry!

    They look delish – bookmarked for when I’ve eaten up the contents of my freezer – very handy for when I am back at work after this stinky virus I’m currently not enjoying!

  10. Zena's Suitcase January 10, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    We have a slow cooker, but I don’t get enough out of it in terms of variety. I love these ideas and I’m looking forward to trying them out

  11. Kira January 10, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    I’d be lost without my slow cooker ! The salt and pepper chicken looks delicious x

  12. Elaine Livingstone January 22, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    I totally agree a slow cooker is a great friend to have in the kitchen, lovely to come home to the smell of a home made meal at the end of the day. An easy way to make extra to freeze for another week as well. I always make 2 or 3 times what we will use and prefer a big slow cooker to a small one.
    I am not a lover of pasta cooked in a slow cooker though I know plenty do it.
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    • katykicker February 4, 2018 / 7:11 pm

      I definitely don’t cook pasta in the slow cooker either. Bleurgh – NOT a fan! Thanks for stopping by x

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