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I am looking for,preferably summer, slow cooker or quick and easy recipes! I am trying to figure how out to juggle my new job, being pregnant and exhausted, and having the energy to have dinner every night. If I wasn’t pregnant I wouldn’t worry but the little bub needs nutrients!
So please share your recipes!!!! I need ideas!!!
Also, if the meals are great for leftovers youll get extra brownie points!!
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Post # 2
I love Mark Bittman’s 101 quick and easy summer recipes: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/18/dining/18mini.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
They are a total lifesaver in the heat when you just don’t want to cook!
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I like to put a spice rub on a whole chicken (like jamaican jerk) and just put the chicken in the slow cooker. We’ll eat the chicken in various ways through the week (as is, in a sandwich or wrap, hot chickens, tacos, on pasta, …) with the veggies that are available to me at the moment. Super easy, lasts for days.
I do the same with pork tenderloins or any big piece of meat.
Otherwise, I often cook lentil chili or sausage spaghetti sauce..
Whenever I do actual recipes, I’ll double the quantities, cook half of it and put the rest in a freezer bag to cook at another date.. At least it’s already prepared. Saves me lots of time as I only have to thaw it in the fridge and put in the slow cooker in the morning.
I have several meals already made. The hardest part is to do the initial big batch and then whenever you have time to kill, you can prep stuff for later.
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Pulled pork is also great – and freezes well. Cook a pork shoulder in the slow cooker then freeze portions in ziplock bags. You can make BBQ pork sandwiches, pulled pork tacos, burritos… Lots of good stuff.
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Boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs (thighs are better, less dry) I usually do 1-2lbs
1 16oz jar of salsa
1 package of taco seasoning
Cook on low for 5 hours, shred the chicken and serve on soft shell tacos with fixings. So good and great as leftovers!
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graygodess20: My favorite easy slow cooker recipe is this:
Chop onions and carrots. Put into greased slow cooker (I always grease it to make the cleanup easier). Add salt, pepper, and cumin.
Top with chicken breasts. Pour a can of salsa over top.
Slow cook. When done I shred the chicken with forks and mix it all together. Makes a yummy stew – great leftovers and also freezes well.
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BBQ pulled chicken or pulled pork are awesome & Easy. Also, chili is always easy.. I know its more a fall recipe but we eat it all the time. Check out pinterest, you can make just about anything with the slow cooker 🙂 I LOVE mine.
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totally agree with the chicken breast and salsa recipe. It’s so delicious!
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Stir fry everything. haha. That’s what I do.
I willl take the time on a free day to cut up and cook a bunch of chicken, beef, etc. on the stovetop and then put it into sealed bags and freeze it.
Then during the week when I am running around like crazy I can just grab a bag that is pre-coked and toss it in a pan with some chopped vegetables and I have a healthy meal that is quick and mindless to make.
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I don’t know how helpful this is to you but since DH and I are both busy my strategy is to just make lots of any recipe so we can eat it multiple days. Examples: pot roast, lazy cabbage (likestuffed cabbage but so easy) tacos, chocken and dumplings, roast chicken, minestrone, chili, turkeybreast, stuffed peppers, stuffed shells, lasagna, etc. Pm me if you would like recipes 🙂
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My moms famous beef tips. Get a 2 lb chuck roast and trim the fat off, brown slightly in frying pan before sticking in crock pot over a 16 oz bag of baby carrots. Add 1 can each of Campbells french onion, golden mushroom, and cheddar cheese soup. Cook on low for 8 hrs. SOOOOOO tender and yummy. Serve it over egg noodles