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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.
A week of slow cooker dinners
Being able to use my slow cooker saves us money, time and effort. It also means that we have a hot meal ready at the end of a long day – which is really needed sometimes! Fellow parents will know only too well what I’m talking about I’m sure! What else will you serve a glass of wine alongside?
A lot of the above meals in this week of slow cooker dinners are quite meat heavy, but as a result there are often leftovers if you are just cooking for 2 or 3 people. For example I often have meat left from the whole chicken which I use for sandwiches, salads and even omelettes for our lunches.
I tend to cook the jacket potatoes the day after we’ve enjoyed the slow cooker beef chilli. This means we have leftovers to use up and this is a super simple, and cheap, meal for us to enjoy. This week of slow cooker dinners is easy to shop for, simple to prepare for in advance if required and means you can have a delicious, hearty dinner every night.
These are a few of my favourite slow cooker cookbooks too for further inspiration:
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