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Starting in June 2013, I’m doing a series of 75 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes. Follow along, by clicking here.
I love using my slow cooker in the summer. We’ve even been known to use it on vacation. In fact, I had a dream a few years ago that we were in Magic Kingdom in Disney World and I was pushing a stroller with a crockpot in in, looking for a place to plug it in. I was a bit worried about all the food my Mom had planned to take on vacation with us.
The slow cooker is also a great way to cook without heating up the kitchen. I do tend to make different foods in the summer, than in winter. Here are some of my favorites:
- Baked Chicken with Summer Vegetables
- BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
- Easy Pepper Steak in the Slow Cooker
- Chicken and Broccoli “Stir Fry” in the Slow Cooker
- Chicken Fiesta with Black Beans
- Southwestern Steak with Cornbread Dressing
- Honey Mustard Chicken
- Cantonese Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Chicken Shwarma in the Slow Cooker
- African Pulled Beef Sandwiches with Yogurt-Mint Sauce
- Salsa Verde Steak
- Slow Cooker Beans – make these and fill your freezer for fast meals
- Homemade Baked Beans in the Slow Cooker
And don’t forget dessert! Chocolate Cobbler and Peach Crisp are delicious anytime of year.
Amy @ Spin The Meal says
I just like to use my slow cooker to prep boneless, skinless chicken to shred up and have in hand for light summer salads. My fav is spinach, strawberry, feta salad topped with a little shredded chicken.
Vanderbilt Wife says
I can eat soup all year round, so I use it for that, definitely! Stuffed peppers in the crockpot are tasty and awesome for those farmer’s market bell peppers: http://www.vanderbiltwife.com/2010/08/stuffed-peppers-in-crockpot-works-for/
I would like this, except for the fact that the only two things I can eat on this list are beans……and that’s if there’s no meat. This should be a lil more vegetarian friendly.
I’m pretty sure this blog doesn’t claim to have anything to do with a vegetarian diet. I’m glad you’ve made your eating decisions for yourself, but with all due respect, you can’t expect everyone to cater to your lifestyle… do a specific search for vegetarian blogs if that’s what you’re looking for. As for me, I’m super excited to try most of these recipes so I think what she posted is *perfect* for the purpose of her blog! 🙂