5 ideas for using your slow cooker this holiday season

October 13, 2015

Below you will find five ideas for using your slow cooker during this holiday season not only to produce delicious meals but also to keep your kitchen clean and mess-free.

5 ideas for using your slow cooker this holiday season

Soups and stews

  • Some of the best soups and stews ever made have come out of a slow cooker. You simply grab some potatoes, carrots, onions and beef and toss them in the slow cooker to simmer all day long.
  • By the time the other household chores are complete, your meal will be done.
  • Put a loaf of crusty white bread on the table, dish up your beef stew in holiday bowls, and serve your family in style.

Roast beef and carrots

  • A slow cooker full of roast beef and baby carrots has long been considered a fine meal on a cold winter's day.
  • When you have been out Christmas shopping all day long, you don't want to have to come home and cook a full meal for your family.
  • You want to be able to sit down, eat, and relax for the rest of the night.
  • If you put your roast beef and carrots in the slow cooker before you leave for the day, then it will have your entire home smelling great when you get home.

Chicken and dumplings

  • Another great meal that will stick with your family is chicken and dumpling in the slow cooker. It's easy to prepare and you can stick it in the crock-pot and forget it until it's done.
  • While you are throwing together the stuffing for your Christmas dinner, your chicken and dumplings will be simmering in the crock-pot for later on.
  • Pair it with a green salad and some bread and your family will be happy as clams.

Punches and ciders

  • It's snowing outside but the inside of your home is toasty warm and smelling amazing, because you've had a cider simmering in the slow cooker all day long.
  • Ciders like bourbon citrus and non-alcoholic punch for the kids are a major hit at holiday parties. Make sure that you add a few to your list when you are looking for drinks to serve.

Desserts and more

  • If you have decided to fix the main meal for the night in the oven, then you might want to put dessert in the slow cooker.
  • Get creative because anything from cakes to puddings can be made in your slow cooker!

These are just a few ideas for using your slow cooker to help you get through the holidays without pulling your hair out. From desserts to punches and roast beef to stews, you can be sure there is always something going in the slow cooker that will keep you well fed and stress-free.


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