Sunday 16 August 2015

My continued adventures with a slowcooker...

Hi everyone :)

I've never had a slow cooker before, but have finally decided to take the plunge and purchase one (a 6L one at that!).

The 1st meal I cooked with it was a true DISASTER...but I'm not going to let that stop me!  So, onto todays adventures :)

I started with this recepie as a base and then changed a few things...

Here is my version of Spaghetti and Meatballs

600g beef mince
1 cup cornflake crumbs (add extra if you need too)
Fresh Thyme
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 small brown oninon (finely chopped)
2 eggs

1 jar leggo's bolognese pasta sauce
1 x 400g tin crushed tomatoes
large squirt of tomato sauce
2 small - med carrots (diced)
1 med - large zuccini (diced)


1. Mix the ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl

2. Roll the meatballs (makes 14 - on the large side)

3. Brown the meatballs in a frypan

4. In the slow cooker, mix the sauce ingredients and add the meatballs (ensure they are covered with sauce).

5. Cook on LOW for 8 hours (stir once or twice during cook - you probably don't have too, but I did :D )

Serve with cooked pasta

So here is what I thought about this meal:

Will I cook it again?

YES - it was YUMMY :)

Did the kids eat it?

The LOVED it :)

What do I score it?

I scored this one 5 yummies out of 5 :)

Did I add or subtract anything from the recipe?

See above recepie :)

Would I add or subtract anything from the recipe next time?

Nope I would do it exactly the same :)

What recipes will be coming up soon?
(Not in any order - I just want to make them coz they look yum!)

Here is the receipe:

Chicken Tacos - but mine will probably end up being Burritos, as T loves Burritos more than Tacos :)
Hoisin Chicken
Chicken and Spaghetti
Apple Butter

Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Chicken burrito Bowl
Corn on the cob - it's not one of my favourite sides, but the Boys in this house LOVE corn!
Spaghetti Sauce
Butternut squash and coconut risotto - we are big pumpkin risotto eaters in this house so this will be a must try.
Asian chicken lettuce wraps - this one might be good when the weather gets warmer too :)
Beef Bourguignon
Honey Garlic Meatballs

Do you have any favourite recipes you think I should try?  Leave a comment for me if you do!

I'll probably add to this list as I go...I'm sure to find more I want to make! :)
Happy tummy makes a happy mummy ;P

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