As a busy working mom, it is tough sometimes to provide healthy meals or my family – especially for my kids.
They deserve a healthful delicious meal, but I do not have all the time in the world to make it for them.
Good thing, we have a slow cooker at home. I prepare a dish at night and it is ready in the morning. Viola!
If you haven’t tried or are new to it, here are some tips and tricks in using a slow cooker. Plus, there’s a bonus video recipe at the end.
1. Save time & effort
One of the main attractions for many is the ease of a slow-cooker so when you’re looking for recipes, avoid those that suggest a lot of pre-preparation. For many dishes, particularly soups and stews, you really can just throw all the ingredients in. It can be nice to cook the onions beforehand as the flavour is different to when you put them in raw but experiment both ways as you may find you prefer one. It can also be good to brown meat to give it some colour but again this is not essential.