I don't know about you but at this time of year I love my slow cooker. I can pop in a chicken or a roast, dump in some wine or stock, add some vegetables and in six to eight hours I have supper. (Now, it truly sucks that it starts to smell like supper in about 2 hours and then you have to fight the urge to start cutting chunks off to nibble on during the day, but that's a small price to pay.)
I am not alone. In recent year, slow cookers have gone through a bit of a resurgence and recipes abound on the Internet. The kind folks at the food area of Apartment Therapy, the kitchn, have put together an outstanding list of slow cooker recipes. I mean, come on: Overnight Oatmeal with Apricots and Buttermilk, Slow-Cooked Artichokes and Slow-Cooked Bolognese? Who can't find time to do those?
To their list, let me add:
- One outstanding blog - A Year of Slowcooking. Stephanie has an obsession with her slowcooker and we get the benefit of it. Up soon on a non-plant-based day, Pulled Pork with Saurkraut. Sooner, for a plant-based day, Jamaican Pumpkin Soup.
- A great list of links from one of our most popular magazines, Canadian Living. First up for me, the last one on the list, Three-Bean Lentil Soup. It calls for curry paste- I'm thinking about using Thai and adding in a little coconut milk.
- Up next is Martha Stewart. Her website has a great list of slow cooker recipes, though most involve some sort of meat or poultry. So next time I want to slow cook some chicken, I'll try Tex-Mex Chicken and Beans or Soy-Ginger Chicken.
- Last but clearly not least, check out the Fresh Slow Cooking blog for tons of recipes and some great pictures. On my shortlist are: Thick and Creamy Tomato Soup, Butternut Squash and Leek Stew, Leek and Potato Soup, Spicy Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup, and Buffalo Pulled Chicken.