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Wed 19-Oct-11
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mrsmortis

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All,

As I've mentioned before I am currently without a kitchen and I'm likely to be so for several more weeks. The trouble is that I am running out of ideas for what to cook in either the microwave or the slow cooker. We've had stews, gammon, chicken quarters, soups, etc  in the slow cooker. Lots of baked potatoes. I've also discovered that you can make a halfway decent thai curry in the slow cooker (with the help of a tub microwave rice)

Can you think of something interesting for me to try next? I'm starting to get bored...

Roz.

Wed 19-Oct-11
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Hattie
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Hi Roz,

This blog might help you ring the changes; there are masses of dishes on it; one for every day as well as a lot of advice. This is the index page.   Hope it helps. smile

 

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2007/12/alphabetic.....cipes.html

 

Added later:

Here is a UK site which is also useful.

 

http://slowcookerrecipes.org.uk/

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Wed 19-Oct-11
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when we had no cooker for  a few months we cooked on a camping stove, even cranked the barbie up in the snow just for the variety

Wed 19-Oct-11
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Blimey, that's going a bit too far I reckon!

I'll try that again!

Wed 19-Oct-11
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Nah - believe me it's not I've had the BBQ out several times over the last few weeks... And if my husband doesn't get one with it then I could be cooking Christmas dinner on the BBQ.

Wed 19-Oct-11
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I invested in one of those mini oven/grills and did lots of bits including cakes. It had 2 hobs on top which helped with risotto. It was my main oven for 3 yearsaargh

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Wed 19-Oct-11
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I always do pot roast brisket in the slow cooker, not sure how you'd manage the veg though.

Thu 27-Oct-11
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Terrier said:

I always do pot roast brisket in the slow cooker, not sure how you'd manage the veg though.

In the microwave? 

You can do rice in the m'wave.  I add 1/2 to 1 cup rice, depending on how hungry you are / many people you are cooking for, a veg stock cube and double the amount boiling water.  12-13 mins, maybe a little more for a low power unit.  You can also stir thai green curry sauce through, or tom yum paste.

Good luck!

Tue 1-Nov-11
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Thanks all for your suggestions.

Hattie - the second site you gave me is particuarly interesting. I made the baked chicken yesterday. I was very wary of cooking chicken with no extra liquid but it worked really well. Really moist and tender chicken (though since my slow cooker is a small one I used chicken pieces not a whole chicken).

I've been doing the partially cooked rice in the microwave (the one in bags that you blast for 2 mins). It's not cheap but it works well and since there are only 2 adults and a three year old to feed at least I only need one pack. Baked potatoes are also a godsend. However the best form of carbs seems to be couscous. My daughter loves it. For veg you can steam veg in the mircowave in a couple of minutes.

But I really miss the ability to roast things, or stir fry...

On the plus side the kitchen is getting there. Should be complete by the first weekend in December I've been told...

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