A week of slow cooker dinners

I’m a huge fan of using our slow cooker. It is so simple to prepare a meal, leave it cooking and then serve it up when we are ready to eat. If our plans change or our my daughter doesn’t want to go to bed, then dinner won’t be ruined. We can set the slow cooker to keep warm and our dinner will be waiting for us when the time is right. Another thing that I love about using the slow cooker is that we can use cheaper cuts of meat and bulk out our meals with lots of healthy vegetables. I’ve posted a fair few slow cooker recipes here now and I want to share with you today a week of slow cooker dinners.

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Slow cooker cottage pie filling

I’m a real fan of using my slow cooker. During the day I can spend a few minutes loading it up and then when my husband gets home we have dinner ready. I love the convenience of the slow cooker and that we can eat our dinner, together, whenever we are ready. This means if our daughter is ill, or stays up later than expected, that our dinner is ruined. Today I want to share with you my slow cooker cottage pie filling. This takes just over 5 minutes to get in to the slow cooker.

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

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Slow cooker chicken nachos

I’m a real fan of using my slow cooker, as my regular readers will know. Being able to pop a delicious meal in to my slow cooker is so convenient for us as a family. We don’t have to eat at a set time and if we are running late for dinner time we can just put it on ‘keep warm’. So convenient. Anyway, one day last week I really fancied chicken nachos! I decided to pop the chicken and the veggies in the slow cooker, then I only needed 10 minutes preparation for serving up. This is such an easy recipe so here is my slow cooker chicken nachos recipe – hope you enjoy it!

Slow cooker chicken nachos

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Slow cooker beef casserole – super lazy version!

Fancy making a nice slow cooker beef casserole? Don’t want to put too much effort in? I’ve got you covered! This slow cooker beef casserole takes just 5 minutes to get ready and you can even cook dumplings in the pot. You can make this for under £5, serving 3-4 hungry people. Obviously this depends on the appetite and the quality of the ingredients that you buy. If your budget is small then you do what you can. Anyway, here we go. My slow cooker beef casserole – the super lazy version!

Slow cooker beef casserole - A look at the dinner once the flour has been added

Here is a look at the slow cooker beef casserole after the flour is added but before the dumplings.

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Russell Hobbs slow cooker review

Regular readers of my blog will know that I am a HUGE fan of my slow cooker. I have shared several slow cooker recipes in recent months, and have more in my drafts. Today I am going to share with you my Russell Hobbs slow cooker review. The model that I have is the Russell Hobbs 19790 3.5l slow cooker and this is quite a new addition to my household. You can see my specific slow cooker model by clicking here.

I previously had a cheap model, that I got from a supermarket for £10. When this was knocked in the cupboard it got a huge dent in it. The ceramic inside the slow cooker then started to crack and I lost my confidence in using it overnight while in bed. I decided on this model, after reading a number of favourable reviews.

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