About two days into my new job, Paul and I started to wonder how we were going to put a home-cooked meal on the table every night by a reasonable hour. I’ve been a working mom before, but I was never a working mom battling GTA traffic. It adds a whole other dimension to the complexities of a dual income household.
Enter: the slow-cooker.
I love love love my slow-cooker. But so many slow-cooker recipes involve cooking a bunch of ingredients before throwing them in the slow-cooker. Doesn’t that negate the benefits of using a slow-cooker? My go-to slow-cooker recipes have one rule: they should require just throwing a bunch of ingredients into my slow-cooker and then going about the rest of my day. Most times, this means chicken recipes since ground meats usually need browning first.
Here are my five favourite slow-cooker recipes that require limited effort. Just add some simple vegetable side dishes and – ta-da- dinner is served before my kids melt into a puddle of tears.
Do you love your slow-cooker as much as I do? Link your favourite slow-cooker recipe in the comments. I’m always on the look out for new recipes to try.