My first slow cooker meal has started cooking!!

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  1. funcurls

    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

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    Hi troops, I've been going on about my intentions to buy a slow cooker for a while now and last night Argos had me in its clutches and I have prepared my first meal in it tonight!! I've just switched it on and by 6 am (when I get up for work) I'm hoping for success!! I browned some shin of beef, chopped up and chucked in onion, garlic, carrots, parsnips,swede, celery, leeks, mushrooms, tomatoes, beef stock, red wine, cumin, coriander, chilli, thyme and a couple of bayleaves!! Wish me luck!!!X
     
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    Gettingthinnerbytheday Gold Member

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    How did it go - sounds yummy!

    I love my slow cooker - make so many meals in it & its so easy!!
     
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    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

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    Oooh GTBTD it was gorrrrgeous (even if I do say so myself!!! LOL!) I woke to the smell of casserole wafting up the stairs- actually maybe not the nicest smell at 5.30 am when getting up for work, but I was very excited and really impressed!! My dh ate it throughout the day when I was in work and I took some in with me!! Can't wait to do more stuff!! Do you have any favourite things you cook in it?!X
     
  5. ilovelife

    ilovelife Wishing and hoping!

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    spagetti bolance is the best in slow cooker (in my opinion) and god do I love the smells that come when walking in from a long day :)
     
  6. ilovelife

    ilovelife Wishing and hoping!

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    I also have done coq au van in slow cooker and it was delicious :)
     
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    Ooh lovely! I love both of those and will DEFO be trying them!!X
     
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    I have a cheap small one I bought from Asda and it hasn't been touched yet. Really need to start making something in it! Does anyone know of any good recipe book or site for slow cooking?
     
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    my fav slow cooker recipe is beef & root vegetable hotpot, from my recipe book '200 slow cooker recipes' published by hamlyn. I amend it for Sw by leaving skin on spuds, browning meat & onions in fry light. Delicicious & syn free if using potato as HE.
     
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    Try a lean leg of lamb with the usual veg and stock, meat will fall off the bone. Super fab.
     
  11. Gettingthinnerbytheday

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    probably the best thing I cook in mine is a chicken!!

    its so yummy it basically falls to bits which means no waste what so ever!

    I also cook stews, casseroles, chillis etc.

    I love everything I cook in it, you will soon be addicted to your slow cooker, bunging everything in making very easy but very tasty food!!
     
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    irish stew is also cracking in the slow cooker and thai green curry but i wold never cook pasta/rice in slow cooker, always best to do that seperate
     
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    furrystomper BATMAN & ROBIN FOREVER

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    Beef borgunon is really nice cooked in slow cooker, steak in ale and coq au vin there defo my fav's. id be lost without my slowcooker :D
     
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