Slow-cookers are usually associated with Autumn and Winter, for tasty casseroles and warming stews. But did you know that slow cooker Summer meal planning is a great way of saving time? It has the added bonus of keeping the heat down in the kitchen on a hot day !! And you can put on a meal and head out for the day with the kids knowing your dinner will be ready when you head home. To learn more about how to start menu planning check out my How to start Menu Planning.post
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Slow cooker Summer Meal Planning Printable Menu – click the menu to down-load
How to Keep on Budget with your Menu
- This menu was based on shopping the Specials in each of my local Supermarkets.
- Knowing which Supermarket is the cheapest for each product
- Never Shopping when Hungry – this one is Vital !!
- Don’t buy more than you need.
- Shop” from your own freezer, fridge, and cupboard first
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I adore Lemon chicken it is gorgeous in summer and didn’t have a slow-cooker recipe but I knew a blogger who did, Sarah of The Magical Slow-cooker. Sarah is a slow-cooker expert and this recipe is gorgeous.
Chicken Pieces are on Special in Aldi this week – €2 a packet and would work perfectly for this tasty recipe
TIP – If you like crispy skin to your chicken and use a slow-cooker. Crisp it by broiling it in oven for 10/15 minutes
Last week I shared my Easy Spanish Style Potatoes and said I would work on a recipe for the prawns because I adore the tapas bowls they came in. Well, I managed it and will share the recipe with you this Friday but here is a sneak peek to wet your appetites. Also, King prawns are on special in Lidl this week so grab them while they are.
TIP: Slow cooker’s lower heat is actually great for seafood but the recipes won’t be in for 8 hours only for 1 hour
As you know Wednesday is Errand day in our house and Pizza Night. Our recipe for Gluten Free Pizza is here If you want stuffed crust Pizza you can find buy flagyl over the counter that recipe here. I actually found a recipe for Slow-cooker Pizza on Pillsbury’s site – so it is possible people !!
TIP Making your own pizza is cheaper than buying take out and you can adjust it to your families tastes so if you need gluten free or wholemeal or vegan cheese you can do that.
Awesome Slow cooker Pulled pork is perfect for the Slow cooker and is one of those 8-hour dishes. Pop it into the slow-cooker head to the beach or the lake and when you come home you will have amazing pulled pork !! Serve on Buns with Home-made coleslaw and Wedges
TIP: Use Slow-cooker liners to make clean up of your slow cooker easier
These tasty Slow cooker beef tacos were the exclusive recipe in my Snapshot and Snippets newsletter yesterday – I always fill my newsletter with exclusive content and what is going on behind the scenes and of course first shot at special offers for my loyal readers – sign up below and I will send you on this recipe too 🙂
TIP: Don’t open the lid until cooked unless you have too – the heat is what cooks your food.
Chicken is the cheapest Roast I will be making that for Sunday dinner. But did you know that you can cook Lemon Drizzle cake in the slow-cooker and it works !! The slow cooker makes a moist cake which is perfect for Lemon drizzle !!
Tip – Use silicon bakeware in the slow cooker it works best.
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