This Christmas, kniedzw and I were the happy recipients of a new slow cooker. I expect it will be particularly useful on karate nights, when I come home at 9:15 ravenously hungry and wanting food NOW NOW NOW — but only if I know what to put in it before I leave.
So I turn to you, O Internets, for slow-cooker recipes. Please note the following constraints:
- Spiciness is discouraged. If your attitude is, “it’s only a little spicy,” it will probably be too much for my poor weak palate.
- I also don’t tend to eat mushrooms, or beans in large quantities. Yes, I’m aware my life would be easier if I could get over this whole picky-eater thing.
- Bonus points for recipes that involve meat, veggies, and carbohydrates, all in one tasty dish. Exercise makes me crave an actual balanced diet.
Suggestions? This is a pretty small cooker — I think it’s maybe five or five and a half quarts — so we’re looking more for two-person-sized recipes with maybe some leftovers, not things that can feed a whole family.